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March Insight 1 Month Retreat

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 interview

2015-02-28 (29 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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2015-02-28 The Spiritual Journey 47:43
Donald Rothberg
In the context of the beginning of a month-long retreat (and, for some, beginning the second month of a two-month retreat), we explore briefly the cross-cultural expressions of a spiritual "journey" or "path," and the typical stages of such a journey.
2015-03-01 Morning Instructions Day 1 39:10
Donald Rothberg
Mindfulness of the breath (or another primary object)
2015-03-01 Introduction to Loving-Kindness Meditation 35:40
Heather Sundberg
- How metta is a practice of intention and concentration - How to work with metta difficulties and cycles of purification - How to develop authentic metta phrases - Introduction of the metta muses (categories)
2015-03-01 The Four Noble Truths: Food for the journey 46:00
Mary Grace Orr
The most basic wisdom teachings of the Buddha are excellent nourishment for our journey and support for meeting our suffering.
2015-03-02 Morning Instructions Day 2 7:55
Mary Grace Orr
Mindfulness of the breath and body.
2015-03-02 Brahma Vihara Day 2 33:49
Winnie Nazarko
Metta for yourself, someone close
2015-03-02 Clear Path 52:33
John Travis
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness offer a direct path to realization.
2015-03-03 Morning Instructions Day 3 12:30
John Travis
Mindfulness of the breath and body
2015-03-03 Brahma Vihara Day 3 40:08
Donald Rothberg
The Close Friend and Radiation Metta
2015-03-03 Metta In Practice 57:33
Winnie Nazarko
How the quality of metta (goodwill) is core to the Buddhist practice in general, and how it supports and empowers insight meditation.
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