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November 2018

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, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - January 27, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - April 28, 2019 @ 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, 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

Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

June 3, 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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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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August 2019

Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

August 26, 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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Loving Awareness: Awakening the Wise Heart

August 30, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - September 2, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 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

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

December 4, 2019 - December 9, 2019
Napili Kai Beach Resort, 5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd
Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761 United States
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Retreat is Maui is FULL. But FREE ONLINE RETREAT AVAILABLE. Click HERE to register. Join Ram Dass / Krishna Das & Friends for the 12th Annual “Open Your Heart in Paradise” Retreat at the Napili Kai Beach Resort. Jack Kornfield (Spirit Rock) , Trudy Goodman (Insight LA)  & Mirabai Bush (Contemplative Practices for Higher Education )  return to lead Contemplative Practices, Meditation & Dharma Talks. Dr. Robert Svoboda will teach on the foundations of the Aghora tradition. ONLINE Registration will open on…

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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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Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

December 16, 2019 @ 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 and on Facebook Live.

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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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Monday Night Talk @ Spirit Rock

January 13 @ 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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