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"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

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Insight Meditation (known as Vipassana in the Buddhist tradition) is a simple technique which has been practiced in Asia for over 2,600 years. Beginning with the focusing of attention on the breath, the practice concentrates and calms the mind. It allows one to see through the mind's conditioning and thereby to live more fully present in the moment. Its presentation through Spirit Rock Meditation Center is non-sectarian, although the ethics and traditions of Buddhist psychology are included for guidance.

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1/2/2016 Everyday Life as Mindfulness Practice - Ends Dec 31
Sylvia Boorstein
7/22/2016 July Insight Meditation Retreat (LOTTERY) - 9 nights, ends Jul 31
Joseph Goldstein, Kamala Masters, Annie Nugent
7/25/2016 Releasing Trauma's Hold on our Meditation: Joining Meditation and Somatic Skills (4 week series) - Ends Aug 1
Sakti Rose
7/25/2016 Monday Night Meditation with Jack Kornfield or others
7/27/2016 Wednesday Morning Meditation with Sylvia Boorstein or Donald Rothberg or others
7/28/2016 Thursday Morning Women's Group with Grace Fisher or others
7/29/2016 Friday Morning Meditation and Yoga with Dana DePalma and Ashley Sharp (yoga) and others
7/30/2016 Recovering Freedom — Breaking the Addiction to the Mind
Noah Levine
7/31/2016 Introduction to Mindfulness: An Insight Meditation Daylong
Phillip Moffitt
8/1/2016 Releasing Trauma's Hold on our Meditation: Joining Meditation and Somatic Skills (4 week series)
Sakti Rose
8/1/2016 Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness
Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
8/3/2016 Wednesday Morning Meditation with Sylvia Boorstein or Donald Rothberg or others
8/3/2016 Family Retreat (LOTTERY) - 4 nights, ends Aug 7
Gil Fronsdal, Kate Munding, Venerable Cunda, Ofosu Jones-Quartey
8/8/2016 Insight Meditation Retreat for Young Adults (age 18-32) - 6 nights, ends Aug 14
Tempel Smith, Spring Washam, Teja Bell (qigong), La Sarmiento, Dori Langevin
8/8/2016 Monday Night Meditation with Jack Kornfield or others
8/10/2016 Wednesday Morning Meditation with Sylvia Boorstein or Donald Rothberg or others
8/11/2016 The Ten-Perfections/Paramis (7-week online class series) - Ends Sep 22
Mark Coleman
8/11/2016 Thursday Morning Women's Group with Grace Fisher or others
8/12/2016 Friday Morning Meditation and Yoga with Dana DePalma and Ashley Sharp (yoga) and others
8/12/2016 Dharma and Recovery with Kevin Griffin