"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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10/30/2016 Meditation as Medicine - MBSR: An Approach to Stress Reduction, Chronic Pain and Illness
Bob Stahl, Steve Flowers
10/30/2016 Maranasati: Contemplating Death / Awakening to Life - 7 nights, ends Nov 6
Eugene Cash, Nikki Mirghafori, Bhikkhu Analayo ((via videocast)), Janice Clarfield (yoga)
10/30/2016 Liberate the Body - Stretch the Mind: Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Retreat - 7 nights, ends Nov 6
Wes Nisker, Matthew Brensilver, Katchie Ananda (yoga)
10/30/2016 Fall Teen Meditation Series (all teens in high school and beyond are welcome) - Ends Nov 13
Sean Feit Oakes, Sara Oakes
10/31/2016 Monday Night Meditation with Jack Kornfield or others
10/31/2016 Spirit Rock Live: Monday Nights with Jack Kornfield and Friends
Mark Coleman
11/1/2016 Concentration Meditation: Purification of Mind (Online Class Series) - Ends Nov 15
Tina Rasmussen, Stephen Snyder
11/1/2016 Mindful Self-Compassion 8-week class (and 4-hour retreat)
Linda Graham, Jane Baraz
11/1/2016 Concentration Meditation: Purification of Mind (4 Week Series) - Ends Nov 8
Tina Rasmussen, Stephen Snyder
11/2/2016 Wednesday Morning Meditation with Sylvia Boorstein or Donald Rothberg or others
11/2/2016 Fall Middle School Meditation Series--all middle school age tweens are welcome
Leslie Butterfield, Jeremy Jensen
11/2/2016 Fall Path of Parenting Series (5-Week Class Series)
Grace Fisher
11/3/2016 Thursday Morning Women's Group with Grace Fisher or others
11/3/2016 Healing Trauma Using Loving-Kindness and Compassion - Ends Nov 17
Pawan Bareja
11/4/2016 Friday Morning Meditation and Yoga with Ashley Sharp (yoga) and others
11/5/2016 Living Beyond the Known and the Resolution of Suffering
11/5/2016 Passionate Awakening: Embodying Emotional Wisdom
Erin Selover
11/5/2016 Living Beyond the Known and the Resolution of Suffering - Live Webcast
11/6/2016 Shift Happens: Learning to Bounce Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, Even Disaster
Linda Graham
11/6/2016 Writing As a Path to Awakening
Albert Flynn DeSilver