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Labor Day Insight Meditation Retreat

This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing clarity and depth of practice. Traditional instructions will be combined with a spirit of lovingkindness, silent sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, and meetings with the teachers.

This retreat is for experienced as well as new students. The retreat includes a schedule of silent sitting and walking periods with instructions, and guided yoga/movement sessions, as well as practice meetings with teachers and daily Dharma talks.

2022-08-31 (6 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2022-09-01 Putting our mind in our Body (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:23
Howard Cohn
First Morning of the retreat instructions
2022-09-01 Guided Metta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 31:06
Leslie Booker
2022-09-01 Five Spiritual Faculties (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:06
James Baraz
A description of how the meditation practice unfolds
2022-09-02 Morning Sit with Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:15
James Baraz
Opening the meditation filed to include breath, sensations and sounds
2022-09-02 Metta for this Body (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 29:14
Howard Cohn
After reading the Metta Sutta, guiding our loving attention through our body from the top of the head to the tips of the toes.
2022-09-02 Hindrances: An Origin Story (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:10
Leslie Booker
This classic talk on the hindrances dives into the story of the Buddha's awakening, and his interaction with Mara.
2022-09-03 Metta Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 32:10
James Baraz
Some aspects of metta practice along with metta for self, loved one, neutral and all beings
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