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Labor Day Insight Meditation Retreat

This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing clarity and depth of practice. Traditional instructions will be combined with a spirit of loving-kindness and silent sitting, walking, dharma talks and meetings with the teachers. This is a good retreat for both beginning and experienced students.

2017-08-30 (6 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2017-08-31 The Great Undoing (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:07
Sharda Rogell
Why come on retreat? As we orient to the present moment and reconnect with ourselves, we can begin to know what no longer serves us and let go. We open to a bigger picture of the way things are.
2017-09-01 Day 2 Metta Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 32:34
Howard Cohn
2017-09-01 Working With the Judging Mind (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:18
James Baraz
We often get lost in our negative judgements about ourselves and how we compare with others. We can work with these mind habits and see them as a catalyst for true compassion.
2017-09-02 Day 3 Metta Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 29:29
James Baraz
2017-09-02 You are Beautiful as You Are (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:11
Howard Cohn
You are not measurable or comparable. You are a unique beautiful expression of life.
2017-09-03 "Hatred Never Ceases by Hatred" (Retreat Version) (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:46
James Baraz
With so much greed and hatred and cruelty in our world, it is easy to react with anger and ill will; but that only adds to the negativity. There is a better way to respond and bring more consciousness to this situation leading to effective action.
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