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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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10/1/2018 Evolving Together: Mindfulness Meditation and Modern Science - 6 nights, ends Oct 7
Wes Nisker, Rick Hanson, Nikki Mirghafori, Terry Vandiver (yoga)
10/9/2018 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year as If It Were Your Last [2018/2019] - Ends Feb 12
Anna Douglas
10/20/2018 The Convergence of Wisdom and Love - 4 nights, ends Oct 24
Dana DePalma, Diana Winston, Matthew Brensilver, Noliwe Alexander (assistant), Ashley Sharp (yoga)
10/25/2018 Loving Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Meditators LOTTERY - 4 nights, ends Oct 29
Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, Teja Bell (qigong)
10/31/2018 Reclamation of the Sacred: A Journey of Healing and Reconnection Through Insight Meditation - 7 nights, ends Nov 7
Thanissara, Kittisaro, Erin Treat, Yong Oh (assistant), Noliwe Alexander (trainee), Solwazi Johnson (trainee)
11/13/2018 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year as If It Were Your Last [2018/2019] - Ends Feb 12
Anna Douglas
11/26/2018 Seven Factors of Awakening - 6 nights, ends Dec 2
Eugene Cash, Gina Sharpe, Pam Weiss
11/26/2018 Mindfulness as a Path of Awakening - 6 nights, ends Dec 2
Mark Coleman
12/3/2018 Awakening in the Body: Yoga and Meditation - 6 nights, ends Dec 9
Anne Cushman, Kate Johnson, Brent Morton, Rolf Gates (yoga)
12/10/2018 In The Presence of Love - A Metta and Qigong Retreat - 6 nights, ends Dec 16
Spring Washam, Vinny Ferraro, Erin Selover, Teja Bell (qigong)
12/11/2018 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year as If It Were Your Last [2018/2019] - Ends Feb 12
Anna Douglas
12/17/2018 Insight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light - 6 nights, ends Dec 23
Donald Rothberg, Heather Sundberg, John Travis
12/27/2018 New Year's Insight Meditation Retreat - 10 nights, ends Jan 6
Eugene Cash, Spring Washam, Pam Weiss, DaRa Williams, Alexis Santos, Janice Clarfield (yoga)
1/8/2019 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year as If It Were Your Last [2018/2019] - Ends Feb 12
Anna Douglas
2/12/2019 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year as If It Were Your Last [2018/2019]
Anna Douglas
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