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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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7/14/2017 July Insight Meditation Retreat (LOTTERY) - 9 nights, ends Jul 23
Joseph Goldstein, Kamala Masters, Greg Scharf, Anushka Fernandopulle
7/14/2017 Dharma and Recovery with Kevin Griffin
7/15/2017 No-Self in the Brain: Insights from Neuroscience
Rick Hanson
7/16/2017 Exploring the Dharma through Poetry
Phillip Moffitt
7/16/2017 The Joy of Samadhi
Nikki Mirghafori
7/17/2017 Writing as a Path to Awakening - Ends Jul 21
Albert Flynn DeSilver
7/17/2017 Life Beyond Sixty - Ends Jul 31
Anna Douglas
7/17/2017 Monday Night Community Welcome
Andrew Chaikin
7/17/2017 Summer Monday Night Children's Program - Ends Jul 24
Leyna Roget Brabant, Lisa Allen
7/17/2017 Monday Night Meditation with Jack Kornfield or others
7/19/2017 Wednesday Morning Meditation with Sylvia Boorstein or Donald Rothberg or others
7/20/2017 Thursday Morning Women's Group with Grace Fisher or others
7/20/2017 Thursday Morning Meditation and Yoga with Ashley Sharp (yoga) and others
7/21/2017 A Special Dharma Evening with Joseph Goldstein in Conversation with Michelle Latvala, Spirit Rock Executive Director
Joseph Goldstein
7/22/2017 Introduction to Insight Meditation
Howard Cohn
7/22/2017 Concentration Meditation and the Jhanas
Tina Rasmussen, Stephen Snyder
7/23/2017 The Joy of Letting Go
Pawan Bareja, Art Jolly
7/23/2017 Cultivating a Compassionate Heart during Troubling Times
Sharda Rogell, Sakti Rose
7/24/2017 Life Beyond Sixty - Ends Jul 31
Anna Douglas
7/24/2017 Insight Meditation as a Path to Freedom - 6 nights, ends Jul 30
Mark Coleman, Bonnie Duran, Howard Cohn
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