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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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8/26/2017 Loving What Is
Byron Katie
8/26/2017 Loving What Is - Live Webcast
Byron Katie
8/27/2017 The Pathless Path: The Paradox of Awakening in the Body
Ashley Sharp
9/1/2017 Self-Healing with Qigong and Sound Immersion
Isabelita Papa
9/2/2017 Buddhist Practice and Gandhian/Kingian Nonviolence Training: A Three-Day Retreat - Ends Sep 4
Donald Rothberg, Kazu Haga
9/2/2017 Awakening with the Practices of the Heart
Sylvia Boorstein, Noliwe Alexander
9/3/2017 Green Tara Wisdom in Action: Women Embodying our Truth
Debra Chamberlin Taylor, Lama Palden Drolma
9/8/2017 Satipatthana: The Liberating Practice of Mindfulness
Mark Coleman
9/9/2017 The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion
Kristin Neff
9/10/2017 Writing as a Path to Awakening
Albert Flynn DeSilver
9/12/2017 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year As If It Were Your Last - Ends Jan 9
Anna Douglas
9/14/2017 Insight Meditation for the Curious - 3 nights, ends Sep 17
Mark Coleman, Diana Winston
9/16/2017 The Three Orientations of Being
Adyashanti
9/16/2017 The Three Orientations of Being - Live Webcast
Adyashanti
9/17/2017 Buddhist Goddess: Embodying the Divine Feminine Within
Erin Selover
9/18/2017 Finding Freedom in the Body - 6 nights, ends Sep 24
Bob Stahl, Anushka Fernandopulle, Christiane Wolf, Marcy Reynolds (qigong)
9/18/2017 The Dharma and the Drama - 6 nights, ends Sep 24
Wes Nisker, Nina Wise
9/19/2017 Mindful Self-Compassion (8-week class) - Ends Nov 7
Linda Graham, Jane Baraz
9/22/2017 Recovering Wholeness, Worthiness, and Emotional Balance:
Three Days of Restoration, Healing, and Self Discovery - Ends Sep 24

Ralph De La Rosa
9/23/2017 True Nourishment from Mind to Cell: Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science
Andrea Lieberstein, Elissa Epel, Jampa Sangmo Anderson
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