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"When one thought ends, right before the next thought begins,
there is a tiny gap called 'now.' Over time we learn to expand that gap."

– Spring Washam

Recorded Programs

Below is a selection of Spirit Rock programs recorded in our Community Meditation Center. Our meditation programs are designed to open doors to the Dharma and provide opportunities for cultivating a steady meditation practice. These offerings are appropriate for beginning and experienced practitioners alike.

A Special Dharma Evening -
Joseph Goldstein in Conversation with Michelle Latvala, Spirit Rock Executive Director
$0 - $108 sliding scale | 2 Hours

Join us in experiencing the teachings of Buddhism from Joseph Goldstein, one of the foremost Vipassana teachers in the West. This evening of dialogue includes a guided meditation, a conversation between Joseph and Michelle, and questions and comments from the Spirit Rock community. Joseph offers insights about philosophical debates within Buddhism, how Dharma communities can be more inclusive and welcoming to all, and what practice looks like in the face of these uncertain times for our world. 

All proceeds from this program support the Spirit Rock Scholarship Fund. We deeply value sharing the Buddha’s teachings with all those who seek it, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Joseph Goldstein is a co-founder and guiding teacher of Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. He has been teaching Vipassana and metta retreats worldwide since 1974, and in 1989 helped establish the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. He is the author of A Heart Full of Peace, One Dharma, Insight Meditation, The Experience of Insight, and co-author (with Jack Kornfield) of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom.

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Allan Badiner, Allyson & Alex Grey, and special guests
At the Intersection: Psychedelics and the Buddhist Path
$0 - $108 sliding scale | 3 Hours

Jack Kornfield welcomes special guests, who lead us on an exploration of the intersection of psychedelics and the Buddhist path. Special guests include: Stanislav Grof, Rick Doblin, Ralph Metzner, Aurianna Joy, Don Lattin, James Fadiman, Erik Davis, Alex Grey, Allyson Grey, Michael Stone and more. Guest speakers will address such topics such as psychedelic medicine, philosophical & existential exploration, current findings of the scientific community as well as a more nuanced and slightly critical view of the place of psychedelics in healing the mind from suffering. This program is a celebration of the new edition of Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics, edited by Allan Badiner and Alex Grey.

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