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October 2016

Fall Insight Meditation Retreat @ Spirit Rock

October 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - October 29, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Spirit Rock, 5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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Teacher(s): Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, Wes Nisker, Lila Kate Wheeler, Will Kabat-Zinn, Spring Washam, Teja Bell (qigong) This retreat will emphasize quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing clarity and depth of practice. Traditional meditation instruction will be combined with a spirit of loving-kindness and silent sitting, walking, dharma talks and practice meetings with teachers. Lottery Details: The lottery closed on Thursday, June 16. Applicants will be notified by email of their status no later than 5:00pm on Thursday,…

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November 2016

9th Annual “Open Your Heart in Paradise” Retreat on Maui FULL

November 30, 2016 @ 8:00 am - December 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join Ram Dass, Krishna Das, Sharon Salzberg, Jack Kornfield with Trudy Goodman and friends at this annual gathering of love, devotion and opening hearts in paradise. Surf the Silence in morning Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation, Dharma Talks by Sharon Salzberg or Jack Kornfield with Trudy Goodman Insights Contemplations & Words of Wisdom with Ram Dass & Friends Nightly Kirtans / Special Session with Krishna Das Sunrise Silent Sitting Meditation with Rameshwar Das Morning Hatha Yoga with Saraswati Markus or QiGong…

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April 2017

Mindfulness & Metta @ Spirit Rock

April 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - April 21, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Spirit Rock, 5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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Prerequisite: 1. Must have completed at least 15 nights of silent Vipassana or Metta retreats led by Spirit Rock, IMS or other recognized Insight Mediation teachers AND 2. Must have five (5) years of Mindfulness practice 3. Please provide the teacher's names, the dates, location, length and tradition of the retreats when applying. NOTE: The 15 nights does not include workshops, zen or Vajrayana retreats. The 15 days of mindfulness/metta retreats can be a combination of several retreats, but none…

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May 2017

Benefit Weekend Retreat @ Spirit Rock w/Sylvia Boorstein & Friends

May 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - May 21, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Spirit Rock, 5000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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On the weekend of May 19-21, a small group of Spirit Rock supporters will gather to ask provocative questions about how wisdom and compassion can arise right now, right here in our busy lives. This is a special opportunity to engage in an intimate three-day retreat with Spirit Rock Founders Jack Kornfield and Sylvia Boorstein. Attendance will be very limited. The proceeds from this special event will support our scholarships and all we do here at Spirit Rock. The base…

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September 2017

Loving Awareness, Wisdom & Compassion in Tough Times

September 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - September 4, 2017 @ 4:00 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, delicious silence, wisdom practices, and the psychology of the the awakened…

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October 2017

Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman China Seven-day Retreat

October 1, 2017 @ 6:00 am - October 7, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

A unique seven-day retreat in China, co-taught by Jack Kornfield & Trudy Goodman, and a group of distinguished assistant teachers such as a former Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF and a neuroscientist who graduated from University College London (UCL). In English with Chinese translation. Location: Beijing, China (Beijing Xiedao Resort) Register: Please email contact@ci-health.com This retreat is hosted by California Institute of Health (www.ci-health.com), which is a mindfulness training institute and brand in China. CIH offers mindfulness content in China,…

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June 2018

Loving Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Meditators

June 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - June 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
IMS Retreat Center, 1230 Pleasant Street
Barre, MA 01005 United States
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This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 40 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit. Loving Awareness, practiced as mindfulness and metta, is the gateway to liberation. During this meditation retreat, we will join together as experienced practitioners to quiet the mind, open the heart and see our human life with the eyes of wisdom. The daily schedule for this course will follow a different format from other IMS retreats: in addition to…

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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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May 2019

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

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

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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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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