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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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10/2/2017 Maranasati: Contemplating Death / Awakening to Life - 7 nights, ends Oct 9
Eugene Cash, Nikki Mirghafori, Bhikkhu Analayo (via videocast), Janice Clarfield (yoga)
10/2/2017 Settling, Seeing, and Spacious Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Students - 7 nights, ends Oct 9
Donald Rothberg, Susie Harrington
10/2/2017 Monday Night Meditation with Jack Kornfield or others
10/3/2017 Mindful Self-Compassion (8-week class) - Ends Nov 7
Linda Graham, Jane Baraz
10/4/2017 Wednesday Morning Meditation with Sylvia Boorstein or Donald Rothberg or others
10/4/2017 Fall Path of Parenting Series (5-Week Class Series) - Ends Nov 1
Grace Fisher
10/4/2017 Fall Middle School Meditation Series (5-Week Class Series) - Ends Nov 1
Leyna Roget Brabant, Andrew Chaikin
10/5/2017 Thursday Morning Women's Group with Grace Fisher or others
10/5/2017 Thursday Morning Meditation and Yoga with Ashley Sharp (yoga) and others
10/5/2017 Healing Trauma using Loving Kindness and Compassion - Ends Nov 16
Pawan Bareja
10/5/2017 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - Ends Nov 16
Lisa Walker, Susan Dubin-McNeil
10/7/2017 Mindful Communication: How to Create Real Dialogue and Healthy Relationships
Oren J Sofer
10/7/2017 Awakening and Forgetting
Anna Douglas
10/8/2017 A Soft & Radical Transformation of the Heart
Pascal Auclair
10/8/2017 The Wisdom of Aging: Mindfulness Meditation and the Feldenkrais Method
Wes Nisker, Dan Clurman
10/8/2017 Fall Teen Meditation Series - Ends Nov 5
Sean Feit Oakes, Sara Oakes
10/9/2017 Releasing Trauma's Hold on our Meditation: Joining Meditation and Somatic Skills 2
Sakti Rose
10/9/2017 Monday Night Meditation with Jack Kornfield or others
10/10/2017 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year As If It Were Your Last - Ends Jan 9
Anna Douglas
10/10/2017 Embodying Awakening: Yoga and Meditation - 5 nights, ends Oct 15
Anne Cushman, Pascal Auclair, Leslie Booker (yoga), Dawn Mauricio (trainee)
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