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Insight Meditation Retreat, March Month Long

An extended period of retreat offers the rare opportunity for sustained and dedicated practice. This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing profound clarity and depth of insight practice. Instruction will follow the traditional four foundations of mindfulness combined with training in lovingkindness and compassion, through a daily schedule of silent sitting, walking, dharma talks and interviews.
2012-03-01 (28 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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2012-03-21 Awakening in Awareness 61:18
  Donald Rothberg
After an analysis of the roots of suffering based on the teachings of Dependent Arising, we explore two aspects of the path of awakening. The first aspect is about gradual awakening; the second is about immediate awakening in awareness, first momentary, then gradually stabilized.
2012-03-22 Please Don't Know 54:18
  Mary Grace Orr
Not knowing is freeing and allows us to step out of stories. This is Wise View.
2012-03-23 The Path of Being Human, The Path of the Buddha 61:01
  Larry Yang
the Life of the Buddha is no different than our human life.
2012-03-24 All Day is Still All Day: Ease, Vividness, Spaciousness 46:28
  John Travis
Story of John's journey to the mountains, followed by teachings on ease of the body, vividness of the mind and spaciousness of the heart.
2012-03-25 Riding the Eight Worldly Winds 60:35
  Heather Sundberg
"Pleasure/Pain; Gain/Loss; Praise/Blame; Fame/Disrepute". Talk offers equanimity wisdom teachings and practical tools for "riding the eight worldly winds."
2012-03-26 The Bodhisattva: "Let Your Life and Practice Be One" 59:04
  Donald Rothberg
As we come near the end of a month or two months of retreat practice, we can reflect on how we might connect, as we enter the "world", our "inner" and "outer" practice. We can be inspired and energized by the figure of the bodhisattva, and by seeing the continuity of the core teachings and practices throughout all the parts of our lives.
2012-03-27 Evening Chanting 9:47
  Heather Sundberg
Heather Sundberg and Donald Rothberg lead the evening chanting. Metta Chant, Sharing of Blessings. Annica Vatta Sankara.
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