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April 2017

Mindfulness & Metta @ Spirit Rock

April 17 @ 3:00 pm - April 21 @ 11:30 am
Spirit Rock,
5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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Prerequisite: 1. Must have completed at least 15 nights of silent Vipassana or Metta retreats led by Spirit Rock, IMS or other recognized Insight Mediation teachers AND 2. Must have five (5) years of Mindfulness practice 3. Please provide the teacher's names, the dates, location, length and tradition of the retreats when applying. NOTE: The 15 nights does not include workshops, zen or Vajrayana retreats. The 15 days of mindfulness/metta retreats can be a combination of several retreats, but none…

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Monday Night Talk w/Frank Ostaseski @ Spirit Rock

April 24 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Now in its 32nd year, the Monday Night sitting group and dharma talk at Spirit Rock has been a welcoming refuge for the community to gather, hear the teachings of the Buddha and practice mindfulness meditation. It begins with 30 to 40 minutes of guided meditation, followed by a 15-minute break. Jack then offers a dharma talk and answers questions from participants. Monday Nights are also available as live webcasts. If you're unable to tune in Monday Night for the…

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The Art & Science of Living with Presence & Connection

April 28 - April 30
Bryant Park Hotel,
40 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
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A special training retreat with two master teachers, Jack Kornfield and Dan Siegel.  In a small group setting, we will gather for a weekend and focus on how we can best grow in wisdom and love, explore the profound questions of brain, mind and spirit, and cultivate practices that nurture a resilient and vibrant well being in our challenging world. As practitioners and educators in Mindfulness and Interpersonal Neurobiology, Jack and Dan will provide experiences and teachings that offer an opportunity…

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May 2017

Benefit Weekend Retreat @ Spirit Rock w/Sylvia Boorstein & Friends

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - May 21 @ 11:30 am
Spirit Rock,
5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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On the weekend of May 19-21, a small group of Spirit Rock supporters will gather to ask provocative questions about how wisdom and compassion can arise right now, right here in our busy lives. This is a special opportunity to engage in an intimate three-day retreat with Spirit Rock Founders Jack Kornfield and Sylvia Boorstein. Attendance will be very limited. The proceeds from this special event will support our scholarships and all we do here at Spirit Rock. The base…

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At the Intersection: Psychedelics and the Buddhist Path

May 20 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spirit Rock,
5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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with Allan Badiner & Alex and Allyson Grey Jack Kornfield will welcome guests and provide an introduction to the program before introducing the afternoon's speakers who will lead us on an exploration of the intersection of psychedelics and the Buddhist path. As author Allan Badiner says, we will be zigging when others zag as we explore contrarian views on Psychedelics and Dharma asking the question of whether psychedelics play a continuing role on the Buddhist path. This event is a…

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Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

May 22 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Spirit Rock,
5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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Now in its 32nd year, the Monday Night sitting group and dharma talk at Spirit Rock has been a welcoming refuge for the community to gather, hear the teachings of the Buddha and practice mindfulness meditation. It begins with 30 to 40 minutes of guided meditation, followed by a 15-minute break. Jack then offers a dharma talk and answers questions from participants. Monday Nights are also available as live webcasts. If you're unable to tune in Monday Night for the…

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Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (online class available in 2018)

May 28 - November 17

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program is a 2-Year professional training program for teaching awareness and compassion-based practices with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach (online class available in 2018). This new certification program through the Awareness Training Institute has been in the making for over 30 years. It is the result of the greater need in our world for more qualified mindfulness meditation teachers and the growing popularity of mindfulness, self-compassion, and meditation. Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield have specially created…

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June 2017

Bay Area Book Festival

June 3 - June 4
Downtown Berkeley,
Berkeley, CA United States
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On the weekend of June 3rd and 4th, 2017, the Bay Area Book Festival will once again fill downtown Berkeley with a literary extravaganza that offers pleasure to anyone who has ever loved a book. Whether you're a fan of science fiction or history, of fiction or memoir, of poetry or food writing, of children's literature or science, come experience one of the best book festivals on the planet!

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Mindfulness Meditation @ Spirit Rock

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Spirit Rock,
5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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In this traditional Insight Meditation (Vipassana) daylong, the emphasis is on quieting the mind and opening the heart. By cultivating a calm mind and a kind heart towards ourselves and others, we learn to live with loving awareness. And we develop a more easeful relationship with life, regardless of our circumstances. Instructions will be given for both sitting and walking meditation. Lively discourse on the Dharma will be provided throughout the day, with time for questions and discussion. This daylong…

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Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

June 19 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Spirit Rock,
5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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Now in its 32nd year, the Monday Night sitting group and dharma talk at Spirit Rock has been a welcoming refuge for the community to gather, hear the teachings of the Buddha and practice mindfulness meditation. It begins with 30 to 40 minutes of guided meditation, followed by a 15-minute break. Jack then offers a dharma talk and answers questions from participants. Monday Nights are also available as live webcasts. If you’re unable to tune in Monday Night for the…

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July 2017

Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

July 17 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Spirit Rock,
5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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Now in its 32nd year, the Monday Night sitting group and dharma talk at Spirit Rock has been a welcoming refuge for the community to gather, hear the teachings of the Buddha and practice mindfulness meditation. It begins with 30 to 40 minutes of guided meditation, followed by a 15-minute break. Jack then offers a dharma talk and answers questions from participants. Monday Nights are also available as live webcasts. If you’re unable to tune in Monday Night for the…

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August 2017

Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

August 28 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Spirit Rock,
5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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Now in its 32nd year, the Monday Night sitting group and dharma talk at Spirit Rock has been a welcoming refuge for the community to gather, hear the teachings of the Buddha and practice mindfulness meditation. It begins with 30 to 40 minutes of guided meditation, followed by a 15-minute break. Jack then offers a dharma talk and answers questions from participants. Monday Nights are also available as live webcasts. If you’re unable to tune in Monday Night for the…

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September 2017

Loving Awareness, Wisdom & Compassion in Tough Times

September 1 @ 3:00 pm - September 4 @ 4:00 pm
Garrison Institute,
14 Marys Way
Garrison, NY 10524 United States
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This retreat is an invitation for experienced and new practitioners to deepen in wisdom and compassion. Ancient traditions and modern neuroscience show we can train the heart and mind to create a balanced life and a wise society. Join us in practice—in the midst of success and difficulty, collective and personal—to quiet the mind, open the heart, and awaken to courage, joy, and steady compassion together. Through heartfelt teachings, delicious silence, wisdom practices, and the psychology of the the awakened…

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Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

September 11 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Spirit Rock,
5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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Now in its 32nd year, the Monday Night sitting group and dharma talk at Spirit Rock has been a welcoming refuge for the community to gather, hear the teachings of the Buddha and practice mindfulness meditation. It begins with 30 to 40 minutes of guided meditation, followed by a 15-minute break. Jack then offers a dharma talk and answers questions from participants. Monday Nights are also available as live webcasts. If you’re unable to tune in Monday Night for the…

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October 2017

Fall Insight Meditation Retreat @ Spirit Rock

October 16 @ 3:00 pm - October 26 @ 11:30 am
Spirit Rock,
5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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Will open for registration on 5/16/2017 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 loving-kindness and silent sitting, walking, dharma talks and practice meetings with teachers. Lottery Details: The lottery will open at approximately 8:30 am PST. Registrations will be possible for approximately 30 days from the opening date. No preference is given to when you apply within this one-month period.…

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November 2017

Open Your Heart in Paradise Retreat w/Ram Dass & Friends

November 29 - December 4
Napili Kai Beach Resort,
5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd
Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761 United States
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Featured Teachers: Ram Dass, Krishna Das, Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, Mirabai Bush & more On LINE Registration: Opens Wednesday June 7, 2017 at noon Eastern Standard Time

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December 2017

The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference

December 13 - December 17
Anaheim Convention Center,
800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802 United States
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The first Evolution Conference in 1985 was a celebration of the 100th birthday of psychotherapy; historians indicated that psychotherapy began in 1885 when Freud became interested in the psychological aspects of medicine. That Conference, covered by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Time magazine, was tabbed “the Woodstock of Psychotherapy,” and drew 7,200 attendees. It sold out three months in advance. Over the years the faculty members have used the Conference to share ideas, promote convergence, and highlight…

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