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Retreat Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Mindfulness for Everyone: The Basics and Beyond

Mindfulness offers us tools to develop our capacity to pay attention, to regulate emotions, and to cultivate states of lovingkindness, compassion, and even-mindedness. Mindfulness can be practiced from focused attention to breath to wide open, spacious, natural awareness. Over time one can access states of profound well-being.

In this retreat we will practice mindfulness through sitting and walking meditation, as well as in lectures and the opportunity to meet with teachers who will guide our practice. While rooted in the Buddhist practice of mindfulness, this retreat will focus on the practical applications of mindfulness and the range of ways to practice it. It is open to people of all backgrounds and experience, especially those interested in secular mindfulness.

2022-09-12 (5 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2022-09-13 Getting Started with Mindfulness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 68:34
Diana Winston
This meditation is excellent for beginners, establishing them in their anchor or focus point, with several options of breath, sound, and body.
2022-09-13 Lovingkindness Meditation for Beginners (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 43:29
Diana Winston
This recording includes a 51 minute overview introducing the theory and practice of loving-kindness. Then a 20 minute guided loving-kindness meditation focusing on easy person and self.
2022-09-14 Meditation is Good! (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:28
Eugene Cash
As we practice we see each moment is Good whether whatever it is. We recognize the Goodness of each moment, the Goodness of being alive, the Goodness of Discover the truth and the Goodness of awakening to freedom. The whole dharma is sitting right here and it is Good!
2022-09-15 Recipe for Freedom: Concentration, Insight, Love, and Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:28
Diana Winston
This talk includes the ingredients needed for deepening practice and finding freedom. It explores how our practice can begin with concentration, add insight into the mix, requires a sprinkling of self- love, and when cooked, opens to the nature of awareness itself. Added bonus: A few quotes from Ted Lasso.
2022-09-15 Lake of Lovingkindness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 23:25
Diana Winston
This playful guided meditation invites us to jump into a lake of kindness and bring our friends, acquaintances, and difficult people along.
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