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

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 (Buddhisht psychology), silence.

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1/21/2017 Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human
Dan Siegel
1/21/2017 The Ultimate Rx: Cutting through the Delusion of Self-Cherishing
Lisa Dale Miller
1/22/2017 No Self, No Problem: An Exploration of Self-View
Howard Cohn
1/22/2017 Riding the Waves of Life: Meditations to Thrive in a Stormy World
Jaimal Yogis, Arnie Kozak
1/23/2017 The Three Ways of Seeing That Bring Liberation - Ends Jan 25
Donald Rothberg, Anna Douglas
1/23/2017 Releasing Trauma's Hold on Meditation: Joining Somatic Skills in Meditation (5-Week Class Series) - Ends Feb 13
Sakti Rose
1/27/2017 Essential Buddhist Teachings:
Four Noble Truths, Metta & Four Foundations of Mindfulness -
Online Class Series - Ends Mar 6

Mark Coleman
1/27/2017 Introduction to Insight Meditation - Ends Jan 29
Erin Selover
1/28/2017 The Work of Mindful Parenting
Will Kabat-Zinn, Teresa LaMendola Kabat-Zinn
1/29/2017 Cultivating the Heart of Love
Mark Coleman
1/30/2017 Releasing Trauma's Hold on Meditation: Joining Somatic Skills in Meditation (5-Week Class Series) - Ends Feb 13
Sakti Rose
2/3/2017 Essential Buddhist Teachings:
Four Noble Truths, Metta & Four Foundations of Mindfulness -
Online Class Series - Ends Mar 6

Mark Coleman
2/4/2017 Sex, Intimacy & Communication on the Path of Non-Harming
JoAnna Harper
2/5/2017 Unattended Past - Healing the Heart - Open to all self-identified women of color
Verlinda Montoya, Carol Cano
2/6/2017 Releasing Trauma's Hold on Meditation: Joining Somatic Skills in Meditation (5-Week Class Series) - Ends Feb 13
Sakti Rose
2/7/2017 Foundations of Mindfulness Practice (6-Week Class Series) - Ends Mar 14
Mark Coleman
2/10/2017 Essential Buddhist Teachings:
Four Noble Truths, Metta & Four Foundations of Mindfulness -
Online Class Series - Ends Mar 6

Mark Coleman
2/10/2017 Growing Your Home Practice: A Non-Residential Retreat - Ends Feb 17
Anne Cushman
2/11/2017 The Concentrated Mind: Cultivating Peace and Steadiness
Kate Munding
2/11/2017 Coming Home, the Practice of Arrival: Welcoming Ourselves Back to the Present Moment
Vinny Ferraro
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