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Thanksgiving Insight Meditation Retreat

The Thanksgiving retreat at Spirit Rock is a special opportunity to spend the holiday in the company of a like-minded community, surrounded by the peace and silence of the land. We will spend our days in noble silence with the sitting and walking practices of Insight Meditation (vipassana). Supported in this beautiful container, we will explore how the teachings of the Buddha point us to directly touch and understand our experience, opening us to compassion and wisdom.

2013-11-22 (10 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2013-11-23 Wisdom and Effort 61:37
Andrea Fella
An exploration of wise and balanced effort in our meditation practice.
2013-11-24 Perfectly Human: Difficult States of Mind 55:01
Wes Nisker
2013-11-25 Suffering and Kindness 53:55
Anushka Fernandopulle
Facing the truth of Dukkha *(strain, unreliability, stress, unsatisfactoriness, suffering) and how kindness is connected. Developing a gentle continuity of awareness on retreat.
2013-11-26 The Joy and Preciousness of Change 59:21
Pat Coffey
Change is the fundamental law of nature. How one learns to skillfully be with unwanted change is the difference between a life of peace and a life of anguish. Mindfulness practice addresses this directly.
2013-11-27 The Experience of Feeling 58:31
Andrea Fella
2013-11-28 Gratitude, Joy & Humility 62:03
Anushka Fernandopulle
Thanksgiving reflections on wholesome qualities including gratitude, generosity, joy humility.
2013-11-30 The Great Divide 65:18
Pat Coffey
Healing separation is the heart of practice...internal and external.
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