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April 2019

An Evening with Trudy Goodman, Jack Kornfield and Peter Levine

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Join Dr. Peter Levine for a special evening dialogue with InsightLA Founding Teacher Trudy Goodman and Jack Kornfield at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica. Dr. Peter A. Levine has worked in the field of stress and trauma for over 40 years and is the developer of the Somatic Experiencing method. Peter’s original contribution to the field of Body-Psychotherapy was honored in 2010 when he received the Lifetime Achievement award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP). That…

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Timeless Wisdom, Timely Action

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - April 28 @ 5:00 pm
Marina del Rey Marriott, 4100 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 United States
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Offering a combination of deep experiential immersion and practical skill building along with conceptual discussions, this integrative conference weaves together a series of conversations and topical explorations that can nurture personal, professional, and public well-being through strengthening the mind and integrating the experience of “self.” Following an intensive daytime pre-conference workshop on awareness-based systems change with Peter Senge and colleagues, our Friday evening opening with Dan Siegel and co-faculty will launch the gathering with an overview of the nature of…

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Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

April 29 @ 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 and on Facebook Live.

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May 2019

The Science of Happiness: A Greater Good Gathering

May 2 @ 3:00 pm - May 5 @ 4:00 pm
1440 Multiversity, 800 Bethany Drive
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Hosted in partnership with UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center & the 1440 Multiversity Featuring the Greater Good Science Center's Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., and Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D. Presentations by Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., Richard Davidson Ph.D., Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., Lama Tsomo, Eve Ekman, MSW, Ph.D., and many others What does it mean to live a happy, meaningful life? How do you respond with resilience to life’s unavoidable stresses and disappointments? How can you forge compassionate connections at a time of extreme…

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Loving Awareness: A Non-Residential Retreat for Experienced Meditators @ Spirit Rock

May 10 @ 10:00 am - May 12 @ 5:00 pm
Spirit Rock, 5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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Prerequisite: Four years of mindfulness meditation practice. Description: Loving awareness, practiced as mindfulness and metta, is the gateway to liberation. During this 3-day non-residential 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. With Trudy Goodman. This is a new retreat form which will alternate sitting, walking, guided meditations and frequent periods of dialogue and Q&A throughout each of the days. Livestream Available…

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Benefit Weekend Retreat @ Spirit Rock

May 17 @ 3:00 pm - May 19 @ 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 for an intimate three-day retreat with Spirit Rock Founder Jack Kornfield. Together, we will develop the heart quality of love, dwelling in kind awareness as we practice metta and cultivate our natural capacity for care and connection, towards ourselves and all other beings. This base of goodwill–combined with compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity–can transform our lives. Attendance for this retreat will be limited, and proceeds…

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Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

May 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 and on Facebook Live.

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June 2019

Mindfulness Meditation

June 1 @ 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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Loving Awareness Retreat in Spain with Trudy Goodman

June 24 - June 28
Santa Maria de Montserrat, Carretera BP-1121 s/n
Montserrat, 08199 Spain
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Join me and Trudy Goodman in the beautiful Montserrat Monastery in Catalonia Spain for a retreat this June. A Loving Awareness retreat is an invitation to take time for yourself, to quiet your mind and open your heart. Come practice together and deepen your understanding, joy and well being. Amidst the complexity and difficulty of modern life, we will share wonderful ways to live with a balanced and loving heart. We will train in skillful practices to refresh our mind and…

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August 2019

Loving Awareness: Awakening the Wise Heart

August 30 @ 3:00 pm - September 2 @ 5:00 pm
Garrison Institute, 14 Marys Way
Garrison, NY 10524 United States
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With DaRa Williams & Bart van Melik 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, dialogue and questions, wisdom…

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October 2019

Loving Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Meditators @ Spirit Rock

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - October 31 @ 11:30 am
Spirit Rock, 5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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Register: Lottery opens on 5/22/2019 Pre-requisite: Completion of two (or more) 5-night or longer silent, residential Vipassana (Insight) meditation retreats AND a Vipassana meditation practice of five years or more. See more details below. Retreat Description: 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 newer…

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