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New Year's Insight Meditation Retreat

This is a traditional silent vipassanā retreat with sitting, walking, and eating meditationā€”discovering how to practice 24/7. We will ground ourselves in embodied awareness, kindness, and learning to awaken so that we engender a heartfelt presence in each moment. Meditation instructions and Dharma talks will be offered daily. You will meet with teachers to help guide your practice. We will celebrate December 31 by optionally sitting till midnight, welcoming the new year 2023.

2022-12-27 (8 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

  
2022-12-29 The Inspiring Nature of the Hindrances (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:51
Tuere Sala
The hindrances are a necessary part of practice. They build resolve, determination, stamina, and patience. They also inspire appreciation, inspiration and gratitude. This talk is about learning to connect with the inspiring nature of the hindrances.
2022-12-30 Guided Meditation on Vedana (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:13
Devon Hase
A short talk and guided practice working with feeling tone.
2022-12-31 Morning Instructions: Working with Thoughts (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:49
Tuere Sala
2022-12-31 An Appropriate Response (New Year's Eve Talk) (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:00
Devon Hase
Dharma talk about Equanimity (tatramajjatata), Wise View (samma ditthi), and the teachings for a whole lifetime.
2023-01-02 Questions and Answers about Home Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 65:28
Devon Hase, Tuere Sala
Tuere and Devon answered questions about going home and practicing in daily life.
2023-01-02 The Five Spiritual Powers 9:19
Phillip Moffitt
2023-01-03 Working with Emotions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:38
Devon Hase
Short talk and guided meditation on recognizing, allowing, investigating, and not identifying with strong emotions.
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