"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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3/15/2017 Essential Buddhist Teachings:
The Eightfold Path & Compassion - Online Class Series - Ends May 28

Mark Coleman
3/27/2017 Insight and Awakening: The Liberating Art of Samatha-Vipassana - 5 nights, ends Apr 1
Will Kabat-Zinn, Anushka Fernandopulle
4/1/2017 The Neurology of Awakening
Rick Hanson, Rick Mendius
4/1/2017 Living Wise: The Buddha's Guidance on How to Be in the World
Kate Munding
4/1/2017 The Neurology of Awakening - Live Webcast
Rick Hanson, Rick Mendius
4/2/2017 Healing Our Hearts, Minds and Bodies
Sandy Boucher, Martha Boesing
4/2/2017 Finding Freedom: Embodied and Expressive Practices that Liberate
Anne Cushman, Nina Wise
4/5/2017 Awakening As We Age - Ends Apr 7
Anna Douglas
4/8/2017 Mindful Eating: Cultivating True Nourishment
Andrea Lieberstein
4/8/2017 The Nonviolence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Buddhist Practice
Donald Rothberg, Kazu Haga
4/9/2017 Every Body Has a Story
Jill Satterfield
4/9/2017 Awakening Joy
James Baraz, Jane Baraz
4/11/2017 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year As If It Were Your Last - Ends Jan 9
Anna Douglas
4/15/2017 The Power and Challenges of Sustaining Mindful Attention
Celeste Young
4/15/2017 Make Peace with Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from the Inner Critic
Mark Coleman
4/17/2017 Loving-Kindness: Cultivating the Open and Wise Heart - Ends Apr 18
Donald Rothberg
4/22/2017 Reclaiming Our Ancestral Heritage and Lineage and Awakening Our Own Courage and Wisdom
Arinna Weisman, Sandy Boucher, Amana Brembry Johnson
4/23/2017 The Dare of Memoir
Roger Housden
4/23/2017 Exploring the Five Precepts As a Blueprint for Liberation
Shahara Godfrey
4/29/2017 Calming and Insight: The Art of Samatha/Vipassana
Will Kabat-Zinn
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