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Retreat Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center

November Insight Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace, & Gratitude

The November Insight Meditation retreat is a special opportunity to be in like-minded company surrounded by the peace of the surrounding landscape. Join us to reflect on the deeper truths, joys and sorrows we collectively share, in order to hone our spirit, nourish our lives, and strengthen our capacity to meet challenging times.

We will spend our days in noble silence with the sitting and walking practices of calming and insight meditation. Supported in this sacred container, we will explore Dharma teachings and practices that enable direct experience of our innate timeless freedom, while helping us open into deeper understanding, compassion and wisdom.

The retreat will draw from a synthesis of Theravada alongside Chinese Mahayana, which includes Kuan Yin practices, a focus on the Bodhisattva motivation, and the use of mantra and ceremony. Beside Dharma talks, meditation instructions, qigong, and a devotional chanting practice, there will be practice meetings with the teachers.

2019-11-22 (10 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2019-11-23 Samatha Meditation: A Training for Focusing Mind (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:56
2019-11-24 The Happiness of the Buddha (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:10:22
Turning point in the Buddha's life. Reflections on mindfulness of breathing. Supports of samadhi. The great return, discovering the treasures of the heart.
2019-11-26 From Suffering to Compassion(Retreat at Spirit Rock) 32:34
Investigation of dhammas
2019-11-27 Understand, Release, Realize, and Cultivate (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 34:42
4 Noble Truths, Anatta
2019-11-27 This is Peaceful 58:12
Reflections on Nibbana
2019-11-28 Dissolving the Colonial Mind in the Heart Sutra 32:29
Standing Rock: Seven Lakota Values for Living
2019-11-29 Dharma Practice Within Our Planetary Emergency (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:16
The journey of dismemberment and the rising of Earth's immune system through us. A message from Mother Nature through Baba Mandaza Kadenwa
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