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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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5/16/2017 The Four Foundations of Mindfulness - Ends May 19
Sally Armstrong
5/20/2017 Cultivating Clarity through Living the Questions
Lisa Ernst
5/20/2017 Courage: A Daylong Workshop for Men
James Baraz, Daniel Ellenberg
5/20/2017 At the Intersection: Psychedelics and the Buddhist Path
Allan Badiner, Alex and Allyson Grey
5/21/2017 Heart Practices As We Age
Anna Douglas
5/22/2017 Releasing Trauma's Hold on our Meditation: Review & Deepening - Ends May 29
Sakti Rose
5/22/2017 The Power of Sangha: Unleashing Our Love into Action for the Earth (A Women's Retreat) - 6 nights, ends May 28
Joanna Macy, Debra Chamberlin Taylor, Erin Treat, Sebene Selassie, Jennifer Berezan (musician)
5/22/2017 Essential Teachings on the Path of Awakening - 7 nights, ends May 29
Matthew Brensilver, Brian Lesage
5/22/2017 Examining Reality as a Path to Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students - 7 nights, ends May 29
Sayadaw U Jagara, Nikki Mirghafori
5/27/2017 Entering the Heart of Practice
Ayya Anandabodhi, Ayya Santacitta, Isabelita Papa (qigong)
5/27/2017 Bodhisattva Leadership Training - Short Program - Ends May 29
Pamela Weiss
5/27/2017 Bodhisattva Leadership Training - Long Program - Ends Dec 17
Pamela Weiss
5/28/2017 Radical Integrity
Sylvia Boorstein, Grace Fisher
5/29/2017 Releasing Trauma's Hold on our Meditation: Review & Deepening
Sakti Rose
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
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