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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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5/29/2017 Transforming the Judgmental Mind - 6 nights, ends Jun 4
Donald Rothberg
6/2/2017 Finding Refuge and the Wise Heart in Challenging Times
Mark Coleman
6/3/2017 The Dharma of Decisions
Oren J Sofer
6/3/2017 Renew and Revitalize: Sustaining Yourself As a Care Provider
Phillip Moffitt
6/5/2017 Natural Liberation: A Buddhist Insight Meditation Retreat - 6 nights, ends Jun 11
Wes Nisker, Grove Burnett
6/9/2017 Shift Happens: Learning to Bounce Back from Disappointments, Difficulties, Even Disasters - Ends Jun 11
Linda Graham
6/10/2017 About Nothing: Buddhist and Jewish Conceptions of Ultimate Truth
Norman Fischer, Daniel Matt
6/11/2017 Relationship As Spiritual Practice
Debra Chamberlin Taylor, George Taylor
6/12/2017 The Middle Way - Finding Our Natural Resting Place (A Monastic Retreat) - 6 nights, ends Jun 18
Ayya Santacitta, Ayya Santussika, Marci Moberg (yoga)
6/13/2017 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year As If It Were Your Last - Ends Jan 9
Anna Douglas
6/17/2017 Mindfulness Meditation
Jack Kornfield
6/18/2017 The Philosophers' Stone: Key to the Secrets of Liberation
Hameed Ali
6/19/2017 Life Beyond Sixty - Ends Jul 31
Anna Douglas
6/19/2017 Foundations of Mindfulness - 6 nights, ends Jun 25
Diana Winston, Nikki Mirghafori, Alex Haley, Melvin Escobar (yoga)
6/23/2017 Changes & Transitions in Your 50s & 60s - Ends Jun 25
Phillip Moffitt
6/24/2017 Who Am I Now? Life Beyond 55
Anna Douglas
6/25/2017 Dharma and Money: Cultivating Our Inner and Outer Sense of Worth
Grace Fisher, B.J. Wasserman
6/26/2017 Life Beyond Sixty - Ends Jul 31
Anna Douglas
6/26/2017 Still I Rise: An Insight Meditation Retreat for People of Color - 6 nights, ends Jul 2
Spring Washam, Bhante Buddharakkhita, Ruth King, Rolf Gates (yoga)
6/30/2017 Buddhist Goddess: Embodying the Divine Feminine Within - Ends Jul 2
Erin Selover
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