"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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10/12/2016 Fall Path of Parenting Series (5-Week Class Series) - Ends Nov 2
Grace Fisher
10/13/2016 Thursday Morning Women's Group with Grace Fisher or others
10/13/2016 Healing Trauma Using Loving-Kindness and Compassion - Ends Nov 17
Pawan Bareja
10/14/2016 Friday Morning Meditation and Yoga with Ashley Sharp (yoga) and others
10/14/2016 Dharma and Recovery with Kevin Griffin
10/15/2016 The Healing Experience of Trauma: Using Mindfulness and Somatic Skills to Transform Trauma
Sakti Rose, Sharda Rogell
10/15/2016 Practical Preparations for a Peaceful Death
Anna Douglas, Patti Breitman
10/16/2016 Coming Home to Your Body: Mindful Yoga and Embodied Meditation
Anne Cushman
10/16/2016 Samadhi: Exploring the Range of Teachings and Controversies on Concentration and Jhana
Richard Shankman
10/16/2016 Insight Meditation Daylong for People of Color
Anushka Fernandopulle
10/16/2016 Fall Teen Meditation Series (all teens in high school and beyond are welcome) - Ends Nov 13
Sean Feit Oakes, Sara Oakes
10/17/2016 Monday Night Meditation with Jack Kornfield or others
10/18/2016 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year As If It Were Your Last - Ends Jan 17
Anna Douglas
10/18/2016 Moving into Meditation: Mindful Yoga and Embodied Presence (4 week online series)
Anne Cushman
10/18/2016 Mindful Self-Compassion 8-week class (and 4-hour retreat) - Ends Nov 1
Linda Graham, Jane Baraz
10/18/2016 Concentration Meditation: Purification of Mind (4 Week Series) - Ends Nov 8
Tina Rasmussen, Stephen Snyder
10/19/2016 Wednesday Morning Meditation with Sylvia Boorstein or Donald Rothberg or others
10/19/2016 Fall Insight Meditation Retreat LOTTERY - 10 nights, ends Oct 29
Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, Wes Nisker, Lila Kate Wheeler, Will Kabat-Zinn, Spring Washam, Teja Bell (qigong)
10/19/2016 Fall Middle School Meditation Series--all middle school age tweens are welcome - Ends Nov 2
Leslie Butterfield, Sean Fargo
10/19/2016 Fall Path of Parenting Series (5-Week Class Series) - Ends Nov 2
Grace Fisher