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Retreat Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Fall Insight Meditation Retreat

Beneath the fragmentation and pain of this time, something is rumbling deep in our minds. It is as if the tectonic plates are moving inside us, but we don’t know exactly where everything will land. How can we stabilize ourselves and leverage the moment to understand the Dharma more deeply and soften our hearts more fully?

This Insight retreat will explore the power of goodness amidst the intensity of our human condition. The pāramīs serve to guide our hearts: generosity, morality, renunciation, wisdom, energy, patience, truthfulness, resolution, lovingkindness, and equanimity. These forces of goodness do not erase suffering, but guide us towards wisdom and compassion.

Traditional meditation instruction will be combined with a spirit of lovingkindness and silent sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, and small group practice meetings with teachers. This retreat is open to new and experienced meditators.

2021-09-26 (7 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2021-09-28 Earth Element guided instruction 62:46
Phillip Moffitt
2021-09-28 Metta 36:05
Tuere Sala
2021-09-28 Mindfulness 52:56
Dawn Scott
2021-09-29 The Seven Factors of Awakening: Energizing factors 47:20
Tuere Sala
2021-09-30 Morning Instructions- Thoughts 42:20
Tuere Sala
2021-09-30 Tranquilizing side of the 7 Factors: Agitation and temporal density. 48:46
Matthew Brensilver
2021-10-01 Letting go meditation 42:58
Phillip Moffitt
Inspired by the Venerable Sumedho, the "letting go" meditation is a simple but powerful meditation practice. It is an effective antidote to thinking mind challenges.
2021-10-01 Dialogue on aspects of freedom. 52:03
Matthew Brensilver, Phillip Moffitt, Tuere Sala
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