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August 2018

Loving Awareness Retreat

August 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - August 17, 2018 @ 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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Loving Awareness, Wisdom, and Compassion in Tough Times

August 31, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - September 3, 2018 @ 2:00 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, dialogue and questions, wisdom practices, delicious silence, and the psychology of…

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September 2018

Loving the Earth

September 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Spirit Rock, 5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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With James Baraz, Julia Butterfly, Joanna Macy, Anam Thubten, Belvie Rooks, Naomi Newman, and more. This program is also available online via Livestream. To register for the online version of this program visit this link. All proceeds from this special event will be shared between One Earth Sangha and a Spirit Rock green project honoring the land. In conjunction with the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, September 12-14, Spirit Rock is honored to host the community for a special…

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October 2018

Loving Awareness: A Two-Day Workshop with Sounds True

October 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - October 20, 2018 @ 5:00 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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November 2018

The Awakened Heart: A Benefit for InsightLA

November 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Join us for a joyful day of transformative teachings, wonderful stories, heart practices, and awakening together. In these turbulent and divisive times, more than ever we need ways to steady our hearts, calm our minds, clear our vision and inspire our action. We will cultivate the qualities of courage and love, how to dwell in kind awareness, and how to enhance our natural capacity for care and connection, towards ourselves, our society and all beings. Metta and goodwill–combined with compassion,…

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Mind & Life International Symposium for Contemplative Research

November 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 11, 2018 @ 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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January 2019

The Art & Science of Living with Presence & Connection: A Special Training Retreat

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - January 27 @ 3:00 pm
Hotel Shangri La, 1301 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA, CA 90401 United States
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We invite you to join us for a special training retreat with two master teachers, Jack Kornfield, PhD and Dan Siegel, MD.  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…

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April 2019

Reclaiming Goodness: Refugees and Us-An Evening with Trudy Goodman, Jack Kornfield and Peter Levine

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Reclaiming Goodness: Refugees and Us-An Evening with Trudy Goodman, Jack Kornfield and Peter Levine In this evening dialogue we will focus on the human capacity to renew ourselves. We witness the growing number of refugees worldwide, fleeing from trauma and danger. And often they find more suffering in new forms when they flee. What does it take to reclaim their spirit, to heal and rebuild a life? Trauma healing is the life work of Peter Levine and this evening will…

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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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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 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

Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

June 3 @ 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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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

Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

August 26 @ 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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Loving Awareness: Awakening the Wise Heart

August 30 @ 3:00 pm - September 2 @ 2:00 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, dialogue and questions, wisdom practices, delicious silence, and the psychology of…

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September 2019

The Essence of Buddhist Psychology

September 7 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Spirit Rock, 5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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This is a benefit for Spirit Rock. Discover inner capacities for wakefulness, joy, dignity and compassion — your Buddhanature. Join us for this day of mindful meditations and teachings on love, consciousness, healing and the nature of mind. Our training will study the fundamental principles of Buddhist psychology, combining practical examples, teaching stories, visionary wisdom and case studies. We will explore applications of these revolutionary perspectives in our healing work, our meditation and our life. Teachings are appropriate for health…

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The Sounds True Gathering

September 27
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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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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November 2019

Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

November 4 @ 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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