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Insight Meditation: The Convergence of Wisdom and Love

Wisdom and love, cultivated on the spiritual path, are sometimes referred to as the two wings of a bird. Both are needed. Both can be developed over time and with practice.

In this silent retreat we will explore complementary practices that cultivate both “wings” of wisdom and love. We’ll spend each day practicing mindfulness, developing sustained awareness of our moment-to-moment experience. Once our minds settle, we can start to see more clearly into ourselves which helps us access our own inner wisdom. Simultaneously, throughout this retreat we will learn specific practices that deliberately cultivate the warmth of kindness and compassion for ourselves and the world. As these two “wings” mature, we see more clearly, love more fully, and so much goodness unfolds.

2018-10-20 (5 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2018-10-20 Day One, Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:00
Diana Winston
Includes Digital Device Renunciation Ritual at start.
2018-10-20 Mindfulness and the Preciousness of Life 52:20
Dana DePalma
First full day of retreat talk: including mindfulness, the 4 reflections, working with feeling tone, emotions and Rain; and the transformation that takes place in practice.
2018-10-21 Day Two, Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 35:35
Dana DePalma
2018-10-22 Sīla, Samādhi, Pañña 53:57
Matthew Brensilver
2018-10-22 Day Two, Guided Loving Kindness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:47
Diana Winston
2018-10-23 The Convergence of Wisdom and Love (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:42
Diana Winston
How is wisdom cultivated and how does it manifest itself through our mindfulness practice? And how is love cultivated-both through mindfulness and heart-based practices? And how do they fit together? Added Bonus: The Bodhisattva Archetype!
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