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Insight for Young Adults

Come practice silent mindfulness and insight meditation for a week within a group of your peers. Give yourself a break from constant over-stimulation and external demands to create a time for greater inner calm, spaciousness and presence. We will explore radical self awareness and deeper embodiment through the ancient practices of silent sitting and walking meditations with periods of Qi Gong. Over the course of the week we will extend these practices until the entire day is one of steady awareness. On the last day of the retreat we practice coming in and out of silence to learn about conscious connection with the community around us.

2018-08-06 (7 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2018-08-08 You Have the Paper Clip (Wise Effort) (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:32
JoAnna Hardy
The 4 wise efforts for Young Adult Retreat.
2018-08-09 Beginning Insights of Vipassana Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:06
Tempel Smith
After even a few days of insight meditation, we can begin to see clearly that thoughts are only concepts in the present. We can also see the impermanent and ever changing conditional nature of all of our experiences.
2018-08-10 Day Four, Instructional Sit (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 66:39
JoAnna Hardy
Mindfulness of Thoughts and Emotions
2018-08-10 Day Four, Guided Kindness Meditation-Forgiveness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:48
Tempel Smith
With the practice of Forgiveness Meditation, we release our hearts from the pain of resentment without losing a healthy sense of boundaries or accountability.
2018-08-10 The Courage to Be: Liberating Our Innate Goodness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:11
La Sarmiento
When we truly love and accept all of who we are, we create the possibility for others to do the same. We become more real, honest and courageous with life's unfolding.
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