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New Year's Insight Meditation Retreat

This is a traditional Insight Meditation (vipassanā) retreat with sitting and walking in silence, and regular meetings with teachers. Each day there will be systematic meditation instructions, Dharma talks, and movement practice. We will mark the turning of the year with a late evening sitting and simple ceremony on New Year’s Eve. In celebration of the New Year, our focus will be on cultivating loving awareness and embracing each moment as fresh and new. All are welcome.

This retreat is silent except for teacher-led Q&A, small groups, or other practice meetings.

2023-12-27 (8 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2023-12-28 Receiving Care (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 37:24
Devon Hase
Short introduction to metta practice followed by a guided Receiving Care meditation, working with a Caring Figure.
2023-12-29 Radiating Metta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 38:47
Devon Hase
Background and introduction to the classic method of pervading all quarters with a heart imbued with loving-kindness, followed by a guided meditation radiating metta in front, to the sides, in back, above, below and all around. Abundant, exalted, immeasurable.
2023-12-29 Courage - an empowering aspect that arises from love 57:44
Tuere Sala
2023-12-30 Guided Meditation: Working with Hindrances, Emotions, and Other Difficulties (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:02
Devon Hase
Teaching and guided practice on working skillfully with challenging states of mind and heart.
2023-12-30 Afternoon Guided Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 37:40
Tuere Sala
2023-12-31 The Beauty of the Dhamma (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:31
Devon Hase
Stories about recollecting the Triple Gem, especially the wonders and beauties of the Dhamma. Reflections on truth, authenticity, compassion, and inner beauty for the New Year.
2024-01-01 Mudita: Appreciative Joy (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 37:09
Devon Hase
Poem and guided meditation on gratitude and mudita for others.
2024-01-02 Big Mind Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 31:50
Devon Hase
Teaching and practice on awareness of awareness.
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