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Spring Washam's Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Spring Washam
Spring Washam is a well-known meditation teacher, author and visionary leader based in Oakland, California. She is the author of A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage, and Wisdom in Any Moment. Spring is considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based healing practices to diverse communities. She is one of the founders and core teachers at the East Bay Meditation Center, located in downtown Oakland, CA. She is also the co-founder of a new organization called Communities Rizing, which is dedicated to providing yoga and meditation teacher training programs for communities of color. She received extensive training by Jack Kornfield, is a member of the teacher's council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in northern California, and has practiced and studied Buddhist philosophy in both the Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism for the last 20 years. In addition to being a teacher, she is also a shamanic practitioner and has studied indigenous healing practices for over a decade. She is the founder of Lotus Vine Journeys, an organization that blends indigenous healing practices with Buddhist wisdom. Her writing and teachings have appeared in many online journals and publications such as Lions Roar, Tricycle, and Belief.net. She has been a guest on many popular podcasts and radio shows. She currently travels and teaches meditation retreats, workshops and classes worldwide. In addition to being a teacher she also considers herself a healer, burgeoning writer, facilitator and spiritual activist. Spring has studied indigenous healing practices and works with students individually from around the world. She currently teaches workshops, large groups, compassion meditation and loving kindness retreats throughout the country. Her work includes earth based practices, awakening in the body, movement, dance and yoga.
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2018-01-01 The Heart of the Bodhisattva (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:48
Teachings on the power of the heart
New Years Insight
2017-10-20 Listening with the Heart (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:07
Fall Insight Meditation Retreat
2017-10-17 Day 1: Morning Instructional Sit (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:49
Fall Insight Meditation Retreat
2017-09-28 Finding Sujata: Faith in the Feminine (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:27
This dharma talk is about faith. It includes the story of Sujata. Stories about trusting ourselves and the innate wisdom of the feminine.
Embodied, Empowered, and Awake: A Women's Meditation Retreat
2016-12-30 Courage and Compassion (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:26
New Year's Insight Meditation Retreat
2016-12-19 Spirit Rock, Spring Washam, Warrior Heart - Path of the Bodhisattva 61:55
A heartfelt talk on the life of Shantideva. Core teachings on meeting obstacles and using difficulties as the noble path forward. Teachings on the archetype and journey of the bodhisattva.
Monday and Wednesday Talks
2016-12-08 Spring Washam - Spirit Rock: Dharma Talk: Compassion 58:36
Meeting the Grief Chief of Compassion
In the Presence of Love: Metta and Qigong Retreat
2016-08-19 The Camel Knows the Way: Reflections on Faith 51:00
Teachings on the power of faith. Inspirational teachings.
Moving Into Meditation with Mindful Yoga
2016-07-18 Taking Refuge in Diversity 43:29
Dharma Talk from Monday Night Meditation Class on July 18, 2016
2016-01-01 True Wisdom of the Eagle and Condor 48:00
The merging of wisdom and compassion. How to unite the heart and the mind.
New Year's Insight Meditation Retreat

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