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February Insight Meditation Retreat--1 Month

An extended period of retreat offers the rare opportunity for sustained and dedicated practice. This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing profound clarity and depth of Insight practice. Instruction will follow the traditional four foundations of mindfulness, combined with training in lovingkindness and compassion, through a daily schedule of silent sitting, walking, Dharma talks, and practice meetings with teachers.

2024-02-03 (29 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2024-02-18 Exploring the Five Aggregates and the Sense of Self (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:29
Andrea Fella
2024-02-19 Big Mind Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:37
James Baraz
This guided meditation, originally created by Joseph Goldstein, shifts the subject of attention from objects to the awareness that knows.
2024-02-20 Morning Questions and Reflections (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 14:47
Andrea Fella
2024-02-20 Practicing with Difficult Emotions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:17
Tara Mulay
2024-02-21 Devotion to the Sacred (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 64:44
James Baraz
Although devotion plays a significant role in Monastic Communities and Tibetan practices it is not something often discussed in lay communities. Yet devotion can be a major source of inspiration which can fuel our practice. How can we access it and have it moisten our sincerity of motivation?
2024-02-22 Compassion (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:58
James Baraz
Compassion practice including all categories.
2024-02-22 The Six Sense Spheres (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:02
John Martin
Includes a reading of the Bahiya Sutta.
2024-02-23 The Four Noble Truths (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 46:40
Jaya Rudgard
Reflections on the four noble truths, particularly on craving (tanha) and its abandoning.
2024-02-24 Liberative Dependent Arising (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:28
Kim Allen
Liberative, or Transcendent, Dependent Arising describes an arc that runs from suffering (dukkha) to liberation, including many beautiful qualities like faith, joy, and tranquility. It shows how the mind gradually untangles through a lawful process.
2024-02-25 Wisdom and Freedom (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:09
Andrea Fella
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