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April 2017

Monday Night Talk w/Frank Ostaseski @ Spirit Rock

April 24, 2017 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Now in its 32nd year, 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. If you're unable to tune in Monday Night for the…

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May 2017

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (online class available in 2018)

May 28, 2017 - November 17, 2017

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program is a 2-Year professional training program for teaching awareness and compassion-based practices with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach (online class available in 2018). This new certification program through the Awareness Training Institute has been in the making for over 30 years. It is the result of the greater need in our world for more qualified mindfulness meditation teachers and the growing popularity of mindfulness, self-compassion, and meditation. Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield have specially created…

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May 2018

Metta LiveStream Event with Sylvia Boorstein

May 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This May, Spirit Rock is focusing on the practice of loving-kindness (metta). We invite you to engage in this practice with us—from the cushion, at an event, or with a gift to our Scholarship Fund to support your fellow practitioners. As gratitude for any level of Scholarship support during May, you will be invited to join this special Metta LivesStream with me and Sylvia Boorstein on May 31. Visit https://www.spiritrock.org/MettaMay for more information.

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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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May 2019

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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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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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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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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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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