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

Seven Treasures of Practice
Anna Douglas
3 Days: Friday, June 15 - Sunday, June 17, 2018; 10:00am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $225 - 600. Please bring your lunch. Code AD2M18.
Will open for registration soon

At the beginning of our practice of mindfulness, we don’t know what to expect. Over time we discover, sometimes unexpectedly, qualities of heart and mind that are hidden from us or buried deep inside that mindfulness calls forth. These hidden qualities are precious treasures; once we discover them, they bring confidence and stability to our meditation practice. In this way, our inner exploration is very similar to a treasure hunt. As we shine the light of awareness on our experience, the treasures reveal themselves. We see that there is actually a treasure map which was documented for us by the Buddha and traveled by countless practitioners over thousands of years.

This 3-day immersion in exploring these seven treasures (often called the “factors of awakening”) is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the seeds of liberation, which are present in our own mind. No one else’s mind can enlighten us, only our own. That is why our mind is likened to "the Buddha within." The Buddha’s final teaching was: “You are the light. You are the refuge. There is nowhere to take refuge but yourself.” Recognizing the presence of these seven treasures in our experience brings the truth of this home.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this program for $135 ($45/day).


General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can't attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.

Construction Alert: from February – April, 2018, the Marin County Department of Public Works will stabilize and repair a slide area on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. as you exit Fairfax on your way over White’s Hill towards Woodacre. Construction is expected from Monday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 5 pm. Travelers should expect 10-15 min. delays during peak commuting hours.

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Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteering@spiritrock.org.

Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.

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