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May 2018

Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

May 7 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Spirit Rock, 5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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For more than 30 years, 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 @ Spirit Rock

May 20 @ 9:30 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) day retreat, 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…

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Metta LiveStream Event with Sylvia Boorstein

May 31 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This May, Spirit Rock is focusing on the practice of loving-kindness (metta). We invite you to engage in this practice with us—from the cushion, at an event, or with a gift to our Scholarship Fund to support your fellow practitioners. As gratitude for any level of Scholarship support during May, you will be invited to join this special Metta LivesStream with me and Sylvia Boorstein on May 31. Visit https://www.spiritrock.org/MettaMay for more information.

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June 2018

BuddhaFest

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - June 3 @ 4:00 pm
Writers Guild Theater, 135 South Doheny Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90211 United States
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BuddhaFest embraces the principles of mindfulness and compassion through a unique mix of inspiring films, modern wisdom teachings, meditation and live music. June 1-3, 2018 Writers Guild Theater (135 South Doheny Drive) and UCLA Haines Hall (375 Portola Plaza) This year’s festival features an extraordinary lineup of presenters, including: Lama Surya Das Lama Tsultrim Allione Jack Kornfield Trudy Goodman Sharon Salzberg JoAnna Harper Tenzin Choegyal Ram Dass (via live stream from Hawaii) Highlights include a one-time only major event on…

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Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

June 11 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Spirit Rock, 5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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The Monday Night sitting group and dharma talk at Spirit Rock is 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 live webcast, a recording of the…

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Loving Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Meditators

June 14 @ 3:00 pm - June 17 @ 12:00 pm
IMS Retreat Center, 1230 Pleasant Street
Barre, MA 01005 United States
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This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 40 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit. Loving Awareness, practiced as mindfulness and metta, is the gateway to liberation. During this meditation retreat, we will join together as experienced practitioners to quiet the mind, open the heart and see our human life with the eyes of wisdom. The daily schedule for this course will follow a different format from other IMS retreats: in addition to…

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July 2018

Awaken Yourself, Transform the World: The Heart of Buddhist Psychology

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Institute of Education, Logan Hall, 20 Bedford Way
London, WC1H 0AL United Kingdom
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The great contemplative traditions remind us that it is possible to live more wakefully, with a wise heart, greater well being, courage and joy. Today, in his first UK event since 1999, Jack Kornfield will teach transformative practices and powerful tools from Buddhist psychology that foster this spirit of awakening, freedom and joy. During times of uncertainty and confusion, we arrive at the perfect place to deepen our practice of awakening. With this spirit we can tend and transform the…

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Wisdom and Compassion in Mindfulness Teaching

July 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall, 9 Norham Rd
Oxford, OX2 6QG United Kingdom
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Join Jack Kornfield for two hours of practice, teaching and conversation as he visits Oxford as a guest of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.This is a chance to meet and learn from one of the true pioneers and inspirational guiding elders in the movement of bringing Mindfulness and Buddhist practice from Asian monastic traditions into mainstream Western societies. After many years of training Buddhist Dharma teachers, Jack is now bringing his extraordinary depth and wealth of experience and understanding to the…

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August 2018

Loving Awareness Retreat

August 12 @ 8:00 am - August 17 @ 5:00 pm
Esalen, 55000 Highway One
Big Sur, CA 93920 United States
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Embark on a one-of-a-kind journey into the contemplative, scientific, and healing dimensions of mindfulness with a team of meditation luminaries. Joining renowned meditation teacher Jack Kornfield are his close friends and colleagues Drs. Dan Siegel, Trudy Goodman, Shauna Shapiro, and Teja Bell. Dr. Kornfield is a trained clinical psychologist as well as leader in bringing mindfulness to the West. Dan Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry and founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. Trudy Goodman…

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Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

August 20 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Spirit Rock, 5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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For more than 30 years, 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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Loving Awareness, Wisdom, and Compassion in Tough Times

August 31 @ 3:00 pm - September 3 @ 2:00 pm
Garrison Institute, 14 Marys Way
Garrison, NY 10524 United States
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There are a limited number of Angell Foundation Scholarships for Healthcare Workers available. Apply here. 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.…

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September 2018

Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

September 17 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Spirit Rock, 5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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For more than 30 years, 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 2018

Loving Awareness: A Two-Day Workshop with Sounds True

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - October 20 @ 4:00 pm
Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave
Lakewood, CO 80226 United States
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Loving awareness, mindfulness, and compassion have enormous power to benefit every human life. These time-tested tools from the world's wisdom traditions are widely supported by modern neuroscience in more than 3,000 studies and research papers from the past 25 years. With Loving Awareness, discover the transformative practices from Buddhist psychology that are now being applied in therapy, education, medicine, business, law, athletics, the arts, and in the personal lives of millions. This two-day training will offer the theory and practice…

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Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

October 22 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Spirit Rock, 5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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For more than 30 years, 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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Loving Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Meditators @ Spirit Rock

October 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - October 29, 2019 @ 11:30 am
Spirit Rock, 5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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Register: Will open for registration on 5/23/2018 Prerequisite: Completion of two silent 5- to 7-night residential retreats and five years of meditation practice. Loving Awareness: practiced as mindfulness and metta is the gateway to liberation. During this meditation retreat, as experienced practitioners, we will join together to quiet the mind, open the heart and see our human life with the eyes of wisdom. This is a new retreat form which will alternate sitting, walking, guided meditations and frequent periods of…

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November 2018

Mind & Life International Symposium for Contemplative Research

November 8 @ 8:00 am - November 11 @ 5:00 pm
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass, 5594 W Wild Horse Pass Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85226 United States
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The biennial Mind & Life International Symposium for Contemplative Research (ISCR) is the flagship academic conference for interdisciplinary investigations of the mind and contemplative practices, welcoming all engaged in contemplative research and those who seek to understand how to apply this research in their work and communities. What You’ll Find at ISCR: Lectures from Keynote and Master Faculty Panel Discussions Contemplative Artists Contemplative Practice Sessions Paper and Poster Presentations Opportunities to Share and Connect Social Events New This Year: Community…

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

November 28 - December 3
Napili Kai Beach Resort, 5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd
Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761 United States
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Join Ram Dass and Krishna Das for a memorable Retreat on Maui, including a historic reunion of Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein, founders of the Insight Meditation Society. Including contemplative practices & guided meditations with Mirabai Bush, Rameshwar Das & Trudy Goodman. Complete 2018 “Open Your Heart in Paradise” Retreat Details (pricing, accommodations, travel to Maui) will be available at www.ramdass.org beginning May 22, 2018. On Line Registration will begin on Wednesday June 6, 2018 at Noon EST.…

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December 2018

Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

December 17 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

For more than 30 years, 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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January 2019

The Wise and Loving Heart: Meditation for Freedom, Courage, and Compassion

January 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - January 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Kripalu, 57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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For everyone. “All beings are born with Buddha Nature and the capacity to live with dignity, wakefulness, and compassion.” Deepen your experience of well-being, compassion, courage, and freedom with Jack Kornfield, best-selling author and one of the most well-known teachers of Buddhism in the West. Amidst uncertain times, as the New Year begins, retreat is a perfect way to quiet the mind, open the heart, and steady the spirit. Learn to be free and loving, and to bring these gifts…

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Buddhist Psychology weekend with Dan Siegel

January 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Hotel Shangri La, 1301 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA, CA 90401 United States
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Small group event to discuss neuroscience and Buddhist psychology. More info to come.

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