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May 2019

The Science of Happiness: A Greater Good Gathering

May 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - May 5, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 10:00 am - May 12, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - May 19, 2019 @ 11:30 am
Spirit Rock, 5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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On the weekend of May 17-19, 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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June 2019

Loving Awareness Retreat in Spain with Trudy Goodman

June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019
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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September 2019

The Sounds True Gathering

September 27, 2019
1440 Multiversity, 800 Bethany Drive
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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A four-day event (Sept 26-29) at 1440 Multiversity. Keynote presentations and breakout workshops with Sounds True authors: Jack Kornfield, Adyashanti, angel Kyodo williams, Damien Echols, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Kristin Neff, Mark Nepo, Megan Devine, Richard Miller, Robert Peng, Ruth King, Seane Corn, Stan Tatkin, Zainab Salbi, & Tami Simon. Morning practice sessions including mindfulness, yoga nidra, and qi gong. Evening entertainment with Grammy® nominee and chant master Snatam Kaur and "conscious comedian" JP Sears. Farm-to-table meals where you can connect with…

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November 2019

Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

November 4, 2019 @ 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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December 2019

Becoming Nobody-FREE Online Retreat with Ram Dass & Friends

December 6, 2019 - December 8, 2019

Becoming Nobody is a process of dropping the conditioning of our separateness from each other with a deeper awareness that seeks wisdom and love. * Learn how to pinpoint your roles and personal identity as a "somebody". * Become familiar with practices that cultivate self-honesty and awareness. * Get practical teachings on transforming dark thoughts and emotions. * Learn how service (Seva) is a remedy for feelings of separation and polarization. * Learn how to use mindfulness to exercise your…

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The Liberated and Joyful Heart

December 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049 United States
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InsightLA is hosting a joyful afternoon with Trudy Goodman, Father Greg Boyle, Seane Corn, George Mumford & Jack Kornfield as a benefit for InsightLA. Join us for heartfelt stories, transformative inner practices and inspiring conversation about the ways we can uplift our own hearts by embodying love in a world that needs our care. It is clear that in these divisive times our mindful loving awareness must include the liberation, dignity and justice for all beings. As Dr. Martin Luther…

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January 2020

Mindfulness Meditation

January 11 @ 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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March 2020

Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock with Paul Hawken

March 2 @ 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. PAUL HAWKEN is an environmentalist, entrepreneur,…

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Wisdom 2.0

March 5 - March 8
Hilton Union Square, 333 O'Farrell Street,
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Wisdom 2.0 addresses the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world. Through our series of conferences, meet-ups, and workshops, Wisdom 2.0 strives to bring this conversation to the world in an accessible, innovative, and inclusive way.

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April 2020

Online: Practices to Steady the Heart with Trudy Goodman & Jack Kornfield

April 4 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for shared practices, powerful and caring ways to tend the body and steady the heart in this uncertain time. We will connect with and support each other through guided meditations, teachings, and community conversation. All of the revenue generated for this special event will serve as a fundraiser for InsightLA so that they can continue to offer programs online and support caregivers on the front lines of this crisis. Like many of us, InsightLA has become financially unstable…

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May 2020

The Awakened Heart: An Invitation to Love

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spirit Rock, 5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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A BENEFIT FOR SPIRIT ROCK. The awakened heart has immense capacities for tender compassion, profound love, and renewed joy. We need all of these as we navigate the Coronavirus pandemic. Come together to enhance skillful ways to hold our collective fears and losses, and to build a sense of hope and beauty even amidst these difficult times. These gifts of the heart can be practiced, activated, developed, and opened. Join in this day of meditations, stories, and dialogue, illuminating your…

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Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

May 11 @ 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 dharma talk. Monday Nights are available via Livestream and Facebook Live.

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Bringing Worlds Together: A Free Online Retreat

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This online experience will be conducted via Zoom. Login and access information will be distributed by email prior to the event. May 15. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pacific Time In this time of global crisis, we need ways to steady our hearts, practices to strengthen our courage, compassion, tenderness and care. Join together with the hearts and spirit of people in China and the West for this special free retreat. We will share powerful practices of mindfulness and compassion,…

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Online: Conversations with Spirit Rock Founding Teachers

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us in experiencing the teachings of Sharon Salzberg, Sylvia Boorstein, Jack Kornfield, and Joseph Goldstein, founding teachers of Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock. This evening series includes Dharma offerings and a moderated conversation hosted by Spirit Rock Executive Director Michelle Latvala. Sharon, Sylvia, Jack, and Joseph will offer reflections and practices for remembering the wisdom of our hearts, reconnecting with our community, and reorienting to our sources of refuge. Schedule: Thursday, May 7, 2020 – Sharon Salzberg Thursday,…

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Keeping A Steady Heart In Uncertain Times: Living With Love, Courage, Tenderness And Joy

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - June 16 @ 5:20 pm
online United States

Online: Live Every Tuesday, May 26–June 16, 2020 The awakened heart has immense capacities for tender compassion, profound love, and renewed joy. We need all these qualities as we navigate the coronavirus pandemic. Through lecture and live Q&A, Jack Kornfield shares his favorite meditations, stories, and teachings on love, gratitude, forgiveness, and the true nature of the heart. Join Jack live for four special evenings and learn skillful ways to hold our collective fears and losses and build a sense…

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June 2020

Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

June 1 @ 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 dharma talk. Monday Nights are available via Livestream and Facebook Live.

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White Teachers Responding to Racism and Suffering: A Community Q&A with Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

As my colleagues at Spirit Rock have noted, we each have different roles to play in our shared intention of non-harming and liberation for all beings. We acknowledge the profound and differential impacts of recent events on communities who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). We also acknowledge the differential responsibilities that those of us who are white hold to change the systems, processes, and actions that result in this kind of recurring and preventable racist harm and…

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Finding Refuge Amidst the Flames: A 75th Birthday Evening Honoring Trudy Goodman

June 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The long-planned honoring of Trudy Goodman and InsightLA is now joined with an urgent new call. Our practices, our sense of justice, compassion and caring presence are being challenged by shared suffering and the need for wise and courageous response. For the day of her 75th birthday, June 9, Trudy Goodman, InsightLA founding teacher, invited her old friends to celebrate with us as a benefit for InsightLA. Now, in these times, we are fortunate to have some of the world’s…

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