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Insight Meditation Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Joy

During this retreat, we will deepen into periods of sustained silence and direct our attention to what’s truly present. As we explore how our tendency to get caught in distracting story lines and beliefs disconnects us from the fullness of our present moment experience, we will understand more fully what obscures the path of joy. Only when we access our own loving heart and clarity of mind can we know the true heart’s release that is possible for all of us.

We will draw on the practices of formal sitting, walking, work meditations and guided heart meditations, along with dharma talks, individual and group discussions to steady and sustain us, and reawaken our hearts. There will be opportunities for group practice as well as open periods to find your individual rhythm in the retreat.

2020-01-26 (6 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2020-01-27 Descending into the Heart (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:10
Sharda Rogell
Mindfulness encourages releasing the hold of the discursive mind, and frees the attention to drop[ into the heart and body, revealing the source of true happiness.
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