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Retreat Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Finding Freedom in the Body: Mindfulness of the Body as a Gateway to Liberation

We will work primarily with the first of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, that of mindfulness of the body. The 32 Parts of the Body meditation has rarely been taught in the West; you will be introduced to it from an insight perspective of the true nature and wonders of the body. This practice has also been used for healing illness and most importantly to help eradicate the erroneous view of self. Various methods will be taught to strengthen mindfulness of the body, and to explore the mind/body connection.

2012-04-10 (6 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2012-04-11 Death, Hindrances, 32 Body Parts 63:45
Bob Stahl
Cultivating the mindfulness of death assists in the path of awakening. Working with the challenges/hindrances that come up after the first day of full practice. An introduction to the 32 Parts of the Body meditation.
2012-04-13 32 Parts Continued and 4 Noble Truths 66:24
Bob Stahl
More on how to practice the 32 Parts of the Body meditation. Then an exploration of why we practice and the story of the Buddha's awakening and the 4 Noble Truths and 3 marks of existence.
2012-04-14 The Mind is a Magician 47:52
Will Kabat-Zinn
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