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Insight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

This retreat will support centering ourselves at the time of the holidays and the New Year, through quieting our minds, grounding in our bodies, opening up our hearts, and using inquiry to help give clarity to our practice. There will be a special emphasis on opening to the darkness, including to our difficulties and challenges, as well as to the coming light—to our beauty, joy, wisdom, and love. The retreat will include full meditation instructions, sitting and walking meditation, daily lovingkindness practice, Qigong practice, evening talks, practice check ins, and a Winter Solstice ceremony.

2022-12-17 (7 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2022-12-18 Nivaranas Dharmette (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:37
Devon Hase
Short talk and guided meditation on working with the hindrances (nivaranas)
2022-12-19 Afternoon sit with Instruction 46:28
Carol Cano
2022-12-19 Fear and Courage on the Path 46:10
Devon Hase
Reflections on working with difficult emotions, including fear. Stories and poems too!
2022-12-20 Mindfulness of Thoughts and Emotions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:58
Devon Hase
Short talk and guided meditation, including RAINN
2022-12-21 Guided Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 32:03
Devon Hase
Short talk explaining the four Brahma Viharas with images and similes, followed by a guided compassion practice for a suffering being and oneself.
2022-12-22 Choiceless Awareness and Big Sky Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 34:53
Devon Hase
A short overview of Satipatthana practice including choiceless awareness, followed by a guided big mind meditation with singing bowls.
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