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The Alchemy of Presence

It can be a deep habit of the mind to view difficult experiences as obstacles to practice or problems to be overcome. However, when met with curiosity and attunement, these same experiences can offer a wealth of information and reveal themselves as the path. This organic emergence of wholesome qualities of mind is the Dhamma itself, leading us towards awakening.

This silent retreat is open to beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Meditation instructions will be offered for stationary and walking meditation practice, along with an optional daily guided movement session.

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

2023-10-23 (5 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2023-10-25 This Is Just What the Mind Does (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:32
Ayya Santacitta
A Summary of the Five Hindrances and the Seven Factors of Awakening
2023-10-26 Recognizing and Cultivating Our Natural Potential for Awakening (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:34
Ayya Santacitta
Guided Meditation on the Seven Factors of Awakening
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