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Retreat Dharma Talks

Foundations of Mindfulness

In this retreat we’ll focus on the foundations of mindfulness practice as it has been transmitted from the time of the Buddha. We’ll explore mindfulness as a path of purification, cultivating awareness of breath, body, and other experiences with clear recognition, noticing and understanding how we are relating to what’s being experienced. Practicing in this way, we see clearly, resolve difficulties in the heart, and can glimpse the nature of mind itself.

This retreat is silent except for teacher-led Q&A, small groups, or other practice meetings.

2023-09-11 (5 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2023-09-11 Opening Night Session (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:45:46
Gullu Singh, Adam Stonebraker, JD Doyle, Louije Kim
2023-09-12 Morning Sit with Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 46:19
Gullu Singh
2023-09-13 Guided Meditation on Thoughts and Emotions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:26
JD Doyle
Instructions for exploring thoughts and emotions using the noting practice and the practice of R.A.I.N.
2023-09-13 Guided Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:00
Gullu Singh
2023-09-14 Overview of the 4 Noble Truths & the 5 Recollections (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:34
Gullu Singh
In this Talk Gullu covers the basics of the 4 Noble Truths, both in terms of the insights and the practice instructions. Some real time inquiries are offered to begin the connect Dukkha with patterns of clinging. Then Gullu talks about motivation for practice and the spiritual urgency that comes with the 5 Recollections.
2023-09-14 Unselfish Joy: Overview and Guided Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 40:40
JD Doyle
Overview of how Mudita (Unselfish Joy/ Appreciative Joy) can be a wellspring for our practice, followed by a guided meditation that begins with gratitude and continues to offering joy to a dear one, self, and all beings.
2023-09-15 Closing Session (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:44:46
Gullu Singh, Adam Stonebraker, JD Doyle, Louije Kim
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