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Unifying the Practice of Concentration, Mindfulness and Insight

Concentration is often taught as a separate practice from Insight Meditation. This retreat will integrate concentration, mindfulness and insight into a single meditative path, using mindfulness of breathing as the foundational practice. Practicing in this way, the mind becomes collected and centered, leading to deepening states of concentration, peace, clarity and calm abiding. Establishing meditative well-being allows awareness to open into mindfulness of the body, states of the heart and the mind, revealing the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. The synthesis of concentration, calm, and mindfulness builds a strong foundation for the natural and revelatory arising of insight.
2011-09-23 (8 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

  
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2011-09-24 First Day Instruction Sit 61:08
  Richard Shankman
2011-09-24 The Beautiful Breath 59:14
  Tempel Smith
Through mindfulness of breathing we can develop a deeply unified mind, heart and body. The beauty of the breath takes us into meditative absorptions, heals the mind and body, and opens insight and full liberation beyond the patterns of suffering.
2011-09-25 Morning Instructions, Day 2 48:10
  Tempel Smith
Deepening intimacy and continuity of breath
2011-09-25 Concentration & Insight Together 65:34
  Richard Shankman
2011-09-26 Third Day Morning Instructions 60:54
  Richard Shankman
Instructions, Meditation, Q&A
2011-09-27 Morning Instruction 55:52
  Tempel Smith
Aspiration within a sitting, etc.
2011-09-27 Developing Samadhi 62:26
  Tempel Smith
Through mindfulness of the breath and body we can develop the Five Jhana Factors, leading to deeper states of absorption.
2011-09-28 Morning Instructions 60:12
  Richard Shankman
Instructions, Meditation, Q&A
2011-09-28 Making Conscious What has Been Hidden 47:50
  Richard Shankman
2011-09-29 Morning Instructions 59:05
  Tempel Smith
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