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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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10/16/2017 Fall Insight Meditation Retreat LOTTERY - 10 nights, ends Oct 26
Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, Gina Sharpe, Spring Washam, Christiane Wolf, Alexis Santos, Teja Bell (qigong), Tere Abdala-Romano (trainee), Konda Mason (trainee)
10/21/2017 Mindful Self-Compassion (8-week class) - Ends Nov 7
Linda Graham, Jane Baraz
10/21/2017 Mindful Grandparenting and Mindful Post-Parenting of Adult Children
Catherine Flaxman
10/21/2017 The Whole of the Path in One Short Teaching: Practices for Kindness & Clarity
Sylvia Boorstein, Dana DePalma
10/22/2017 Finding Ease and Freedom in Illness and Physical Pain
Nikki Mirghafori, Oren Sofer
10/22/2017 Finding Ease and Freedom in Illness and Physical Pain
Nikki Mirghafori, Oren Sofer
10/24/2017 Mindful Self-Compassion (8-week class) - Ends Nov 7
Linda Graham, Jane Baraz
10/27/2017 Dharma and Recovery Intensive:
Buddhism and the Twelve Steps - Ends Oct 29

Kevin Griffin
10/29/2017 The Five Longings: What We've Always Wanted And Already Have
David Richo
10/31/2017 Mindful Self-Compassion (8-week class) - Ends Nov 7
Linda Graham, Jane Baraz
11/1/2017 Waking Up Together - 7 nights, ends Nov 8
James Baraz, Sharda Rogell, Frank Ostaseski, Ange Stephens, Pam Dunn, Vinny Ferraro
11/2/2017 Healing Trauma using Loving Kindness and Compassion - CANCELLED - Ends Nov 16
Pawan Bareja
11/3/2017 The Silent Dance of Life: A Celebration of Ruth Denison
Sandy Boucher, Ayya Santacitta, Arinna Weisman, Nina Wise
11/4/2017 Mindfulness of Breathing: From Tranquility to Liberation
Ajahn Pasanno
11/5/2017 Liberation Dharma
Joanna Macy, Wes Nisker
11/7/2017 Mindful Self-Compassion (8-week class)
Linda Graham, Jane Baraz
11/9/2017 Healing Trauma using Loving Kindness and Compassion - CANCELLED - Ends Nov 16
Pawan Bareja
11/10/2017 Five Trainings for a Happy Life
Anushka Fernandopulle
11/11/2017 The Heavenly Messengers: Aging, Illness, Death and Awakening
Anna Douglas
11/11/2017 Opening into Allness
Rick Hanson
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