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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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2/20/2017 Essential Buddhist Teachings:
Four Noble Truths, Metta & Four Foundations of Mindfulness -
Online Class Series - Ends Mar 5

Mark Coleman
2/21/2017 Foundations of Mindfulness Practice (6-Week Class Series) - Ends Mar 14
Mark Coleman
2/25/2017 Insight Meditation
Jack Kornfield
2/26/2017 The Wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion
Howard Cohn
2/27/2017 Essential Buddhist Teachings:
Four Noble Truths, Metta & Four Foundations of Mindfulness -
Online Class Series - Ends Mar 5

Mark Coleman
2/28/2017 Foundations of Mindfulness Practice (6-Week Class Series) - Ends Mar 14
Mark Coleman
3/4/2017 Finding Freedom through Buddhist Heart Practices
Kate Munding
3/4/2017 Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth
Linda Graham
3/5/2017 Essential Buddhist Teachings:
Four Noble Truths, Metta & Four Foundations of Mindfulness -
Online Class Series

Mark Coleman
3/7/2017 Foundations of Mindfulness Practice (6-Week Class Series) - Ends Mar 14
Mark Coleman
3/10/2017 Introduction to Insight Meditation
Mark Coleman
3/11/2017 Awakening Our Hearts: Exploring White Privilege to Build Authentic Relationships across Difference
Arinna Weisman, Joan Doyle, Baruch Golden, Suzanne Pegas
3/11/2017 The Fierce Heart of Women - Ends Mar 12
Spring Washam, Anna Douglas
3/14/2017 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year As If It Were Your Last - Ends Jan 9
Anna Douglas
3/14/2017 Foundations of Mindfulness Practice (6-Week Class Series)
Mark Coleman
3/15/2017 Essential Buddhist Teachings:
The Eightfold Path & Compassion - Online Class Series - Ends Aug 30

Mark Coleman
3/17/2017 Sutta Recovery: Early Buddhist Teachings on Clinging and Letting Go - Ends Mar 19
Kevin Griffin
3/18/2017 Mind Medicine: Working Skillfully with Emotions
Ralph De La Rosa
3/18/2017 Roots, Rock, Rama! Jai Uttal's New Album Release Concert
Jai Uttal
3/19/2017 Writing As a Path to Awakening
Albert Flynn DeSilver
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