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May 2020

Bringing Worlds Together: A Free Online Retreat

May 15, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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June 2020

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

June 4, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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July 2020

What the World Needs Now: Courage, Mindfulness, and Love

July 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Spirit Rock founder Jack Kornfield, InsightLA founding teacher Trudy Goodman, and George Mumford, author and mindfulness coach to Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant & other sports legends, for “Courage, Mindfulness and Love” on July 7. In addition to working with the Chicago Bulls in 1997-98, George has taught meditation since 1986 in a range of environments, from police departments and prisons to university campuses in the midst of a wave of hate crimes. There will be a dialogue drawing on…

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September 2020

Sounds True Presents: A FREE Live Q&A Session with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach

September 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us ONLINE on September 14, 2020 at 5pm PT/8pm ET for "THE CALL TO TEACH" With the dramatic rise of interest in meditation, we have seen a growing need for well-trained mindfulness meditation teachers. In The Call to Teach, Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach will talk about how they are responding to this need by offering a thorough, high-quality, secular teacher training to dedicated practitioners everywhere. You’ll find out how you can participate and join a growing body of…

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March 2021

Meditation 101: Getting Started with Mindfulness with Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

With COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to learn how to calm the mind, be present with what is, and develop a sense of compassion and connection. Learning to practice mindfulness can do just that. Mindfulness is an intentional connection with the present moment that changes how we relate to ourselves, others, and the world. A dedicated mindfulness practice cultivates compassion, inclining us to treat ourselves and one another with greater kindness. Mindfulness is similar to learning a musical skill,…

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