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Insight Meditation at the Solstice: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

In this retreat, we will emphasize centering ourselves prior to the holidays and the New Year, quieting our minds, grounding in our bodies, opening up our hearts, and using inquiry to help give energy 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--such as beauty, joy and love. We will have a winter solstice ceremony.
2007-12-19 (5 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2007-12-21 Darkness & Light, Suffering & The End Of Suffering 57:19
  Heather Sundberg
After sharing a personal story about suffering and the end of suffering, the talk outlines working with "the darkness" and cultivating the light in terms of working with hindrances, physical pain, strong emotions, & cultivating happiness & compassion; the talk concludes with an introduction of Prajnaparamita.
2007-12-22 Sitting In Amazement 51:24
  John Travis
Dealing with personal and collective shadow.
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