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Retreat Dharma Talks

Young Adult Retreat

Come practice silent mindfulness and insight meditation for a week within a group of your peers. Give yourself a break from constant over-stimulation and external demands to create a time for greater inner calm, spaciousness, and presence. We will explore radical self awareness and deeper embodiment through the ancient practices of guided and silent sitting, walking, and heart meditations, qigong, practice meetings with teachers, and dharma talks. Over the course of the week, we will extend these practices until the entire day is one of steady, continuous awareness. On the last day of the retreat we practice coming in and out of silence to learn conscious connection with the community around us. This is a fully silent retreat, and we will ask you to turn off and put away all electronic devices.

2019-08-05 (7 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2019-08-06 Cutting Through Our Stories (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:15
Tempel Smith
Keeping your attention directly at the sense doors lets us cut through our habit of being lost in thought. As mindfulness increases, we can eventually by mindful of thought as it arises.
2019-08-08 "Here Comes the Judge. Here Comes the Judge" (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:11
La Sarmiento
The Dharma of the Judging and Comparing Mind
2019-08-10 Day 5 Choral Chanting (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 25:19
Rachel Lewis, La Sarmiento
La Sarimento leads "This Little Light of Mine" with ukulele, and Rachel Lewis leads two chants for Quan Yin with harmony parts.
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