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Retreat Dharma Talks

Living with Awareness Retreat

In this silent mindfulness meditation retreat, we will explore the innate quality of awareness as the foundation for cultivating clarity, understanding, and insight into human experience. We will investigate how through mindfulness practice we can develop insight into the causes of stress and the causes of genuine happiness. We will examine what it means to abide with kindness and awareness in the midst of any experience, whether in meditation or in life, so we can live with a genuine non-reactive freedom wherever we are.

As well as sitting and walking insight meditation practice, we will emphasize integrating lovingkindness and compassion into all moments of the retreat. This allows a kind embrace of ourselves and connects us intimately with each other and the world. The retreat will offer periods of meditation, dharma talks, and opportunity for questions and discussion. It is suitable for newer and experienced students of meditation.

2022-03-27 (4 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2022-03-28 Mindfulness of Body and Breath Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:17:10
Mark Coleman
Mindfulness of Body and Breath Instructions - 1st day of a retreat
2022-03-28 Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Mindfulness 57:23
Diana Winston
This talk explores the basics of mindfulness from the perspective of attention, attitude, and intention. It touches briefly on the five hindrances and includes a story about an exploding egg. Good for beginners!
2022-03-28 Guided Sit--Metta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:40
Mark Coleman
2022-03-29 Morning sit with Instruction (Retreat at Sprit Rock) 57:37
Diana Winston
2022-03-29 Meeting Life with Awareness and Wisdom (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:42
Mark Coleman
How to practically Meet Life with Awareness and Wisdom through mindfulness practice
2022-03-29 Guided Sit--Metta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 66:52
Diana Winston
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