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Pat Coffey's Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Pat Coffey
Pat Coffey, MEd, began his meditation practice over 30 years ago and has taught meditation since 1996. He studied with numerous Asian and Western teachers in the Theravada, Tibetan and Zen traditions. Pat is the founder of IMCC and the co-founder of the Blue Ridge Prison Project. Pat was selected and trained as a meditation teacher in the joint teacher training program of The Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts and Spirit Rock Meditation Center under the tutelage of Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. Down-to-earth real world practical dharma is the hallmark of his teaching. The father of two children, owner of several businesses and the holder of several patents, he draws on his varied and rich life experience to articulate the dharma.
2016-08-23 Life's Challenging Energies 60:53
As our practice matures we are encouraged to cultivate healthier more compassionate relationships with those energies of life that obscure our natural perfected heart. In this talk we explore the origins of these energies and a perspective on them that creates harmony both inside and out.
Concentration Retreat
2013-11-30 The Great Divide 65:18
Healing separation is the heart of practice...internal and external.
Thanksgiving Insight Meditation Retreat
2013-11-26 The Joy and Preciousness of Change 59:21
Change is the fundamental law of nature. How one learns to skillfully be with unwanted change is the difference between a life of peace and a life of anguish. Mindfulness practice addresses this directly.
Thanksgiving Insight Meditation Retreat
2011-11-25 Three Characteristics of Existence: Portals to Freedom 66:03
Thanksgiving Insight Retreat
2011-11-21 From Fear to Freedom 60:33
Thanksgiving Insight Retreat

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