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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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7/14/2017 July Insight Meditation Retreat (LOTTERY) - 9 nights, ends Jul 23
Joseph Goldstein, Kamala Masters, Greg Scharf, Anushka Fernandopulle
7/23/2017 The Joy of Letting Go
Pawan Bareja, Art Jolly
7/23/2017 Cultivating a Compassionate Heart during Troubling Times
Sharda Rogell, Sakti Rose
7/24/2017 Life Beyond Sixty - Ends Jul 31
Anna Douglas
7/24/2017 Insight Meditation as a Path to Freedom - 6 nights, ends Jul 30
Mark Coleman, Bonnie Duran, Howard Cohn, Shakthi Ganeshan (movement)
7/28/2017 Seven Treasures of Our Practice - Ends Jul 30
Anna Douglas
7/29/2017 Transforming Emotions with Qigong Sound Healing and Meditation
Mingtong Gu, Debra Chamberlin Taylor
7/30/2017 Love Is the Answer
Spring Washam
7/31/2017 Life Beyond Sixty
Anna Douglas
8/7/2017 Insight Meditation Retreat for Young Adults (age 18-32) - 6 nights, ends Aug 13
Tempel Smith, Dori Langevin, La Sarmiento, Sara Schedler, Erin Selover (movement), Louije Kim (trainee)
8/8/2017 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year As If It Were Your Last - Ends Jan 9
Anna Douglas
8/12/2017 Introduction to Insight Meditation
Sally Armstrong
8/12/2017 Compassion and Emptiness: The Basis for a Free and Loving Relationship to Life
Willa Thaniya Reid, Jitindriya
8/13/2017 Passionate Awakening: Embodying Emotional Wisdom
Erin Selover
8/13/2017 Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection
Sharon Salzberg
8/14/2017 Concentration Retreat - 10 nights, ends Aug 24
Phillip Moffitt, Sally Armstrong, Eugene Cash, Adrianne Ross
8/18/2017 Cultivating Compassion - Ends Aug 20
Nikki Mirghafori
8/20/2017 The Buddha's Path of Well-Being and Happiness
Howard Cohn
8/25/2017 Embodied Heart, Embodied Wisdom - 4 nights, ends Aug 29
Susie Harrington, Anne Cushman, Amana Brembry Johnson (trainee)
8/26/2017 Loving What Is
Byron Katie
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