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Retreat Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center

February Insight Meditation Retreat--1 Month

An extended period of retreat offers the rare opportunity for sustained and dedicated practice. This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing profound clarity and depth of Insight practice. Instruction will follow the traditional four foundations of mindfulness, combined with training in lovingkindness and compassion, through a daily schedule of silent sitting, walking, Dharma talks, and practice meetings with teachers.

2024-02-03 (29 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

  
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2024-02-04 First Morning Instructions, February Monthlong (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:48
Tara Mulay
Mindfulness of breath and body to support stability and collectedness of the mind.
2024-02-04 Opening to the Whole Show (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:27
James Baraz
The Journey of Awakening is a process of discovering all the beautiful qualities that are uniquely expressed through you--the Buddha within that you take refuge in. It also involves understanding all the habits of mind that get in the way--including our fears, resistance, and identification with our experience. This talk describes the importance of opening to all of these places we usually hide from and the beneficial qualities that support that journey.
2024-02-05 Metta Practice: Self and Benefactor (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:53
Andrea Fella
2024-02-06 Morning Instructions and Guided Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:18
Jaya Rudgard
Settling with an anchor: breath, body and sounds.
2024-02-06 Mindfulness of the Body and Exploring the Elements (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:45
Andrea Fella
2024-02-07 Morning Instructions: Body and Elements (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:48
Andrea Fella
2024-02-07 The Hindrances of Sense Desire & Ill-Will (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:43
John Martin
2024-02-08 February 2024 Monthlong: The Last Three Hindrances of Sloth & Torpor, Restlessness & Worry, and Doubt (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:21
Tara Mulay
2024-02-09 Saddha: Kindling the Flame of Faith (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:56
Jaya Rudgard
Reflections on the different forms of faith as conviction, confidence, trust and devotion and how to nurture these.
2024-02-10 Wise Effort: Balance and Cultivating Wholesome States (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:13
James Baraz
Wise Effort points to the importance of balance as well as the weakening unwholesome and cultivating wholesome states. This talk explores both aspects of this key practice issue.
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