Quiet the mind, open the heart, befriend your life.
Join us Monday afternoons as we take a deep dive into various teachings of the Buddha drawn from the Insight Meditation tradition. Each class includes meditation, a dharma talk, and group discussion in the service of cultivating awareness, compassion, and wisdom.
Everyone is welcome, both new and seasoned practitioners. These classes are offered in 5 to 6 week blocks. Come for the whole series, or drop in whenever you can.
Discovering the Boundless Heart, The Paramis - Part 2
5 Monday Afternoons, 4:00 - 5:30pm PT
August 1st - August 29th
Series Fee: $70 for full series
Single Class Fee: $0 - $15, sliding scale
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Meeting ID: 861 9077 3235
Passcode: 091609Begins:Aug 1st, 2022
Wednesday Morning Drop-In class at Spirit Rock is for everyone! Started about 30 years ago by Sylvia Boorstein, the class includes sitting meditation, a dharma talk, and group discussion. It’s a lovely morning of community practice.
If you can't make it, you can listen to my talks anytime. Scroll down and enjoy!
September 28th, October 12th
November 30th, December 7th
10am - Noon PT
Join via ZoomBegins:Aug 10th, 2022
Do you feel hopeless in the face of bad news about the health of the planet?
Are you worried there won't be a healthy planet to ensure that your kids or grandkids can thrive?
Do you feel the suffering of the earth and its inhabitants on a daily basis?
Research shows that mindfulness practices enhance concern about climate change, as well as the capacity to cope with and address it. Our emotions are a sign of our connection to the suffering of life on this planet. But despair, anger, and anxiety over the long-term can deplete our capacity to engage.
This 4-week session brings together the heart-practices of mindfulness and research on climate psychology to cultivate greater capacity to cope with the psychological effects of climate change, reconnect with each other and the earth, and be of service to planetary healing.
Dates & Times
4 Monday Afternoons
4:00 to 6:00pm PT
September 12 - October 3Begins:Sep 12th, 2022
"You can search the whole world over and not find anyone more deserving of your love than yourself." from the Buddha
Energize and deepen your practice with a small group of dedicated practitioners. Throughout the Intensive, we'll focus on both formal meditation and awareness in daily life - why we practice, what brings us back, how we practice and what we're learning - giving particular attention to practices that support our resilience as we navigate the complexities of our everyday lives.
This Insight Meditation intensive is designed for those with established meditation practices. Each two-hour session will include meditation, Dharma exploration and time to talk with each other. It’s a special opportunity for those wishing to deepen their connection to sangha, our spiritual community of friends, and to the teachings of awareness, compassion and wisdom.Begins:Sep 23rd, 2022