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March Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat

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 loving-kindness and compassion, through a daily schedule of silent sitting, walking, dharma talks and practice meetings with teachers.

2018-02-24 (29 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2018-03-05 Vedana - Breaking the Cycle of Becoming 48:54
Amana Brembry Johnson
Awareness of the feeling tone of Vedana can lead to liberation from the proliferation of stories that imprison us in a state of discomfort and suffering.
2018-03-06 Day 10: Brahma Vihara Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 42:06
Susie Harrington
2018-03-06 Compassion: The Wise Response of the Heart (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:50
John Martin
2018-03-07 Patience--The Art of Caring Slowly (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:49
Greg Scharf
The poet John Ciardi described patience as "the art of caring slowly." This talk explores the vital role that patience plays in our life and practice.
2018-03-08 The Cycle of Suffering (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:45
Andrea Fella
A teaching on Dependent Origination
2018-03-09 Guided Meditation: Radiating Loving-Kindness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:07
Brian Lesage
2018-03-09 Buddha's Life Part 3 (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:33
Susie Harrington
Continuing the story of the Buddha's life through his awakening and his setting the wheel of the Dhamma in motion. (Note: it is largely understood to have been a Brahma God, Sahampati, who asked the Buddha to teach--not a Brahmin as mentioned in the talk.)
2018-03-10 Sexual Energy and Intimacy (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:26
Brian Lesage
This talk offers reflections on how to navigate the impulse to connect and sexual energy while on retreat.
2018-03-12 Mindfulness of Mind (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:16
Greg Scharf
2018-03-13 Day 17 Brahma Vihara Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:05
Greg Scharf
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