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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

The Teachings of the Buddha

Spirit Rock Meditation Center is dedicated to the teachings of the Buddha as presented in the Vipassana tradition. Insight Meditation, the practice of mindful awareness, is at the heart of all our offerings. These programs are defined by the core of the Buddha’s teachings and offer an opportunity to explore everything from the basics of practice to the deepest concepts of the Buddha's teachings.
 
Some of the themes covered in this learning path include: the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, meditation, metta (loving-kindness practice), sangha (community), Vipassana, satipatthana (Four Foundations of Mindfulness), brahmaviharas (modes of conduct), awareness, essential Dharma, wise speech, dependent origination, equanimity, desire, breath, mindfulness of the body, monastic days, anatta (not self), karma, embodiment, abhidhamma (Buddhist psychology), silence.

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1/22/2018 Finding Resiliency: Regulating Trauma's Grasp - Ends Feb 19
Sakti Rose
1/29/2018 Finding Resiliency: Regulating Trauma's Grasp - Ends Feb 19
Sakti Rose
2/5/2018 Finding Resiliency: Regulating Trauma's Grasp - Ends Feb 19
Sakti Rose
2/11/2018 The Neurology of Awakening
Rick Hanson
2/11/2018 Buddhist Goddess: Embodying the Divine Feminine Within
Erin Selover
2/12/2018 Finding Resiliency: Regulating Trauma's Grasp - Ends Feb 19
Sakti Rose
2/19/2018 Finding Resiliency: Regulating Trauma's Grasp
Sakti Rose
2/25/2018 Insight Meditation
Jack Kornfield
3/10/2018 Chanting and Meditation
Jai Uttal, Debra Chamberlin-Taylor
3/13/2018 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year as If It Were Your Last [2018/2019] - Ends Feb 12
Anna Douglas
3/17/2018 The Work of Mindful Parenting
Will Kabat-Zinn, Teresa LaMendola Kabat-Zinn
3/18/2018 Unattended Past: Healing the Heart
Verlinda Montoya, Carol Cano
3/25/2018 Deepening Your Meditation Through Stillness and Movement - 7 nights, ends Apr 1
Phillip Moffitt, JoAnna Hardy, Erin Treat, Alex Haley, Leslie Booker (trainee), Solwazi Johnson (trainee)
4/4/2018 Insight Meditation Retreat - 4 nights, ends Apr 8
Mark Coleman, JoAnna Hardy, Tripti Mahendra (yoga)
4/6/2018 Inspired by Change: How to Cultivate a Resilient Heart while Caring about Our Changing World - Ends Apr 8
James Baraz, Bob Doppelt
4/9/2018 Insight and Awakening - 6 nights, ends Apr 15
Will Kabat-Zinn, Anushka Fernandopulle, Victoria Cary (trainee), Cara FitzGibbon (trainee)
4/10/2018 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year as If It Were Your Last [2018/2019] - Ends Feb 12
Anna Douglas
4/21/2018 The Wisdom of Aging: Mindfulness Meditation and the Feldenkrais Method
Wes Nisker, Dan Clurman
4/27/2018 Living Awareness through Insight Meditation - 7 nights, ends May 4
Gil Fronsdal, Mary Grace Orr, John Travis, Heather Sundberg, Rebecca Kronlage (yoga)
5/5/2018 Contemplating Death / Awakening to Life - 7 nights, ends May 12
Eugene Cash, Nikki Mirghafori, Bhikkhu Analayo (via videocast), Janice Clarfield (yoga)
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