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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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12/12/2017 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year As If It Were Your Last (2017/2018) - Ends Jan 9
Anna Douglas
12/15/2017 Awareness Is Your Best Friend
Howard Cohn
12/17/2017 Awakening Together: A Daylong Community Meditation Retreat
Larry Yang
12/18/2017 Solstice Insight Meditation Retreat - 5 nights, ends Dec 23
Donald Rothberg, John Travis, Heather Sundberg
12/24/2017 Elements of a Full Life Path
Amma Thanasanti
12/27/2017 New Year's Insight Meditation Retreat LOTTERY - 7 nights, ends Jan 3
Eugene Cash, Pam Weiss, Spring Washam, Alexis Santos, DaRa Williams, Janice Clarfield (yoga), Devon Hase (trainee)
12/31/2017 Let Go, Start Over, Let Go: A New Year’s Meditation, Emancipation & Celebration - Ends Jan 1
Wes Nisker, Nina Wise, Jennifer Berezan
1/1/2018 Retreat for New Year’s Day 2018
Sylvia Boorstein
1/4/2018 January Metta Retreat - 7 nights, ends Jan 11
Sylvia Boorstein, Heather Sundberg, Larry Yang, Donald Rothberg, Konda Mason (assistant), Melvin Escobar (yoga)
1/9/2018 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year As If It Were Your Last (2017/2018)
Anna Douglas
1/22/2018 Finding Resiliency: Regulating Trauma's Grasp - Ends Feb 19
Sakti Rose
1/29/2018 Finding Resiliency: Regulating Trauma's Grasp - Ends Feb 19
Sakti Rose
2/5/2018 Finding Resiliency: Regulating Trauma's Grasp - Ends Feb 19
Sakti Rose
2/11/2018 Buddhist Goddess: Embodying the Divine Feminine Within
Erin Selover
2/11/2018 The Neurology of Awakening
Rick Hanson
2/12/2018 Finding Resiliency: Regulating Trauma's Grasp - Ends Feb 19
Sakti Rose
2/19/2018 Finding Resiliency: Regulating Trauma's Grasp
Sakti Rose
2/25/2018 Insight Meditation
Jack Kornfield
3/10/2018 Chanting and Meditation
Jai Uttal, Debra Chamberlin-Taylor
3/13/2018 A Year to Live: How to Live this Year as If It Were Your Last [2018/2019] - Ends Feb 12
Anna Douglas
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