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Fall Insight Meditation Retreat

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

2022-10-05 (10 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2022-10-06 Dharma Talk (Retreat at Spirit Rock) - A Thorn in One's Heart 51:25
Tuere Sala
2022-10-07 Hello Little Neurosis: Working with the Nivaranas (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:10
Devon Hase
A description of the hindrances using simile, image and lots of personal stories from solitary retreat.
2022-10-08 Vedanā: Teaching and Guided Meditation 28:58
Devon Hase
A short teaching and explanation of vedana from the satipatthana sutta, followed by a guided meditation.
2022-10-08 Atonement: At-One-Ment (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:56
Eugene Cash
Exploring how we atone: become one with what our experience in meditation and with the truth of each moment. Learning Right Effort as relaxing and giving ourselves to the dharma experientially. True samadhi means to come into harmony with this moment and discover what unfolds now.
2022-10-09 Compassion: Teaching and Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:16
Devon Hase
Teaching on compassion including poetry and stories, followed by a guided meditation for self, friend, neutral person, and all beings.
2022-10-10 Spiritual Urgency and Love: Reflections on ardor, energy, and the wisdom that knows what to do (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:13
Devon Hase
A talk about samvega and sampajanna, and the healthy desire that leads to practical and magical wisdom on the path.
2022-10-11 Conventional Mind & Luminous Mind (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:01
Eugene Cash
Exploring the pith instruction from the Satipatthana refrain: 'one abides independent, not clinging to anything in the world'. This level of letting go or release reveal what is here: both ordinary mind and Luminous Mind.
2022-10-12 Cultivating Metta in Our Hearts and in the World 62:51
John Martin
2022-10-13 Big Mind Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:34
Devon Hase
A guided practice on open awareness and the nature of the mind.
2022-10-13 Equanimity (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 46:19
Devon Hase
Reflections and guided practice on equanimity, including images and phrases
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