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2020-02-01 (28 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center
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Day 14 Morning Instructions: Review (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
Teachings on Impermanence (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
Two Views of the nature of impermanence: The moment-to-moment view, and the infinite immensity view.
Day 15 Morning Instructions: Big Mind (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
All experience arises and passed in the vast space of awareness. This meditation, adapted from Tibetan text, directs attention to awareness itself rather than the objects within the awareness.
Dukkha as a Path to Awakening (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
Dukkha is an inevitable part of life, the 1st Noble Truth. How we meet it and work with it is a key issue of practice. If understood, it can be a doorway to liberation.
Day 16 Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
Day 16 Afternoon Instructions: Metta Instructions for All Beings (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
Anatta: Understanding No Permanent, Abiding Self (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
The Buddha's teaching leading to the freedom from the clinging to I, Me and Mine.
Day 17 Afternoon Instructions: Compassion (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
Six Sense Spheres/Bahiya Sutta (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
The Buddha taught that the six sense spheres of hearing, seeing, sensing, smelling, tasting and cognizing represent "the all". The Bahiya Sutta points directly to the sense spheres as not-self.
Letting Go (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
Fear of letting go and trust in the dharma
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