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November 2022

01NovAll Day07JanBuddhist Psychology Training 2023Applications now open. Extended -- Application Deadline: December 12, 2022.(All Day) Online Teacher(s): Matthew Brensilver, PhD Accepting ApplicationsOnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

December 2022

03Dec(Dec 3)2:30 PM09(Dec 9)11:00 AMBefriending Mortality: Living An Awakened Life Through Mindfulness of Death (Maranasati)RETREAT NOW IN SESSION2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (9) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Nikki Mirghafori; Sayadaw U Jagara; Beth Sternlieb; Kodo Conlin (guest trainee) CommuterSold OutOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

04Dec10:00 AM5:00 PMAppamāda: Walking the Path with Care10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Pamela Weiss OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

05Dec7:15 PM9:15 PMSPIRIT ROCK LIVE: MONDAY NIGHTS WITH JACK KORNFIELD AND FRIENDS7:15 PM - 9:15 PM Online Teacher(s): Mark Coleman, MA OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

07Dec10:00 AM12:00 PMWednesday Morning Meditation10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Heidi Bourne OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

07Dec6:00 PM7:30 PMRainbow Sangha6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Online Teacher(s): JD Doyle OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

08Dec10:00 AM12:00 PMThursday Morning Women's Group10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Grace Fisher, MFT, JD, MEd, and Friends OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

09Dec7:15 PM9:15 PMDharma and Recovery7:15 PM - 9:15 PM Online Teacher(s): Kevin Griffin OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

10Dec10:00 AM3:00 PMThe Dharma of Healthy BoundariesBuddhist Wisdom for Loving Each Other (Without Abandoning Ourselves)10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Kate Johnson, MA OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

10Dec(Dec 10)2:30 PM16(Dec 16)11:00 AMEarth, Awareness, and Being Retreat2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (16) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Carol Cano; Noliwe Alexander; Ayya Anandabodhi; Jozen Tamori Gibson; Kimber Simpkins-Nuccio (movement) Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

10Dec7:00 PM9:00 PMChanting, Meditation, & Solstice Ritual7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Jai Uttal; Debra Chamberlin-Taylor OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

11Dec9:00 AM10:30 AMBIPOC Voices: Weekly Sunday Sangha9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Online Teacher(s): Cara Lai OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

11Dec10:00 AM5:00 PMKeep Coming Back: Dharma, Recovery and Renewal10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Kevin Griffin OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

12Dec7:15 PM9:15 PMSPIRIT ROCK LIVE: MONDAY NIGHTS WITH JACK KORNFIELD AND FRIENDS7:15 PM - 9:15 PM Online Teacher(s): Grace Fisher OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

14Dec10:00 AM12:00 PMWednesday Morning Meditation10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Donald Rothberg OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

14Dec6:00 PM7:30 PMRainbow Sangha6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Rev. Daigan Gaither OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

15Dec10:00 AM12:00 PMThursday Morning Women's Group10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Grace Fisher, MFT, JD, MEd, and Friends OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

17Dec10:00 AM5:00 PMCalling Forth the Light: A Winter Solstice Retreat10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Erin Selover, MS OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

17Dec(Dec 17)2:30 PM23(Dec 23)11:00 AMInsight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the LightJoin Waitlist for Residential Spot. Spaces still available for Online Retreat!2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (23) Teacher(s): ON LAND: Oren Jay Sofer; Carol Cano; Devon Hase; Nico Hase (movement) ONLINE: Heather Sundberg On-landOnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

18Dec9:00 AM10:30 AMBIPOC Voices: Weekly Sunday Sangha9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Online Teacher(s): bruni dávila OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

19Dec7:15 PM9:15 PMSPIRIT ROCK LIVE: MONDAY NIGHTS WITH JACK KORNFIELD AND FRIENDS7:15 PM - 9:15 PM Online Teacher(s): Jack Kornfield, Phd OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

21Dec10:00 AM12:00 PMWednesday Morning Meditation10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Donald Rothberg OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

21Dec6:00 PM7:30 PMRainbow Sangha6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Bruni Dávila OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

27Dec(Dec 27)2:30 PM03Jan(Jan 3)11:00 AMNew Year's Insight Meditation Retreat2:30 PM - (January 3) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Eugene Cash; Tuere Sala; Devon Hase; Dawn Scott; Hakim Tafari (movement) Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

31Dec7:00 PM9:00 PMNew Year's Eve Ceremony & Celebration: Presence, Belonging, & Intention7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Vinny Ferraro; Dawn Mauricio; Matthew Brensilver, PhD OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

January 2023

01JanAll Day31DecA Year to Live 2023Program Dates: January - December 2023(All Day) Online Teacher(s): Vinny Ferraro; Frank Ostaseski; Pam Dunn OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

01Jan10:00 AM1:00 PMWelcome the New Year With Intention, Determination, and JoyTwo Formats Available - Join us!10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Sylvia Boorstein, PhD and Friends On-landOnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

04Jan(Jan 4)2:30 PM09(Jan 9)11:00 AMWinter Insight Meditation RetreatRetreat Commuter Spaces Available; Join Waitlist for Residential spot2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (9) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Howard Cohn, MA, Erin Treat, bruni dávila and Hakim Tafari (movement) CommuterOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

07Jan10:00 AM3:00 PMAwakening Insight: Knowing Breath, Body, and Heart10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Devin Berry, Leena Joshi OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

08Jan10:00 AM4:00 PMThe Dharma of Money: Train Your Mind for Prosperity and Ease10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Spencer Sherman, MBA OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

10Jan(Jan 10)2:30 PM17(Jan 17)11:00 AMMetta Retreat: Cultivating the Wise, Awakened, and Responsive Heart2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (17) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Donald Rothberg, PhD; Beth Sternlieb; Gullu Singh; Melvin Escobar (yoga); A special 1-day visit from Sylvia Boorstein Join Wait ListOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

10Jan(Jan 10)4:30 PM07Feb(Feb 7)6:00 PMIntroduction to the Five Precepts(January 10) 4:30 PM - (February 7) 6:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Bonnie Duran, MPH, DrPH OnlineNo prerequisiteOpens soonClosed Captions

13Jan(Jan 13)1:30 PM15(Jan 15)1:00 PMChanges and Transitions in Your 40s and 50s1:30 PM - 1:00 PM (15) Online Teacher(s): Phillip Moffitt, Kristi Perry OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

14Jan10:00 AM1:00 PMThe Dharma of Dr. King: King the Bodhisattva10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Kazu Haga OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

18Jan(Jan 18)2:30 PM22(Jan 22)11:00 AMCultivating Wisdom and Insight2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (22) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Brian Lesage; Neesha Patel; bruni davila On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

21Jan10:00 AM4:00 PMMeditation to Develop Concentration and Serenity in a Chaotic World10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Tina Rasmussen, PhD OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

22Jan10:00 AM5:00 PMRejuvenation and Resilience: Relaxing the Body, Tending the Heart, Resolving Trauma10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Pawan Bareja, PhD, SEP OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

22Jan(Jan 22)4:00 PM12Feb(Feb 12)6:00 PMSelf-Compassion for Parents(January 22) 4:00 PM - (February 12) 6:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Ofosu Jones-Quartey OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

22Jan(Jan 22)6:00 PM19Feb(Feb 19)8:00 PMWinter Middle School Meditation Series(January 22) 6:00 PM - (February 19) 8:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Teresa Todoroff; Mark Wax OnlineNo prerequisiteOpens soonClosed Captions

22Jan(Jan 22)6:30 PM26Feb(Feb 26)8:30 PMWinter Teen Meditation SeriesALL TEENS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND BEYOND ARE WELCOME(January 22) 6:30 PM - (February 26) 8:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Sara Oakes, SEP; Anthony OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

23Jan(Jan 23)2:30 PM27(Jan 27)11:00 AMThe Four Elements RetreatRetreat Commuter Spaces Available; Join Waitlist for Residential spot2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (27) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Kate Munding; Bonnie Duran; Anushka Fernandopulle; Antonia Fokken (movement) On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

28Jan(Jan 28)2:30 PM25Mar(Mar 25)11:00 AMInsight Meditation 2-Month Retreat 2023 lottery now closed; applications still accepted for wait list(January 28) 2:30 PM - (March 25) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): February Retreat: Dawn Scott; James Baraz; Sally Armstrong; Susie Harrington; Vance Pryor; Rasika Link (movement); March Retreat: Phillip Moffitt; Dana DePalma; Tuere Sala; JD Doyle; Tempel Smith; Ying Chen (assistant); Francisco Morillo Gable (assistant); Mark Wax (movement) Join Wait ListOn-landPrerequisiteOpen

28Jan(Jan 28)2:30 PM25Feb(Feb 25)11:00 AMFebruary Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat 2023 lottery now closed; applications still accepted for wait list(January 28) 2:30 PM - (February 25) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Dawn Scott; James Baraz; Sally Armstrong; Susie Harrington; Vance Pryor; Rasika Link (movement) Join Wait ListOn-landPrerequisiteOpen

February 2023

03FebAll Day01DecBelonging & Liberation: The Embodied Path of the PāramīsProgram Dates: February - December 2023(All Day) Online Teacher(s): Leslie Booker OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

11Feb10:00 AM4:00 PMMindfulness Meditation Retreat for New and Experienced Practitioners10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Jack Kornfield, PhD OnlineNo prerequisiteOpens soonClosed Captions

12Feb10:00 AM4:00 PMHeart Practices For Couples: A Pre-Valentine Gift For Relationship10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Debra Chamberlin-Taylor OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

25Feb10:00 AM3:00 PMAwakening for Householders10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Cara Lai; Jessica Morey OnlineNo prerequisiteOpens soonClosed Captions

25Feb2:30 PM25Mar11:00 AMMarch Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat 2023 lottery now closed; applications still accepted for wait list(February 25) 2:30 PM - (March 25) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Phillip Moffitt; Dana DePalma; Tuere Sala; JD Doyle; Tempel Smith; Ying Chen (assistant); Francisco Morillo Gable (assistant); Mark Wax (movement) Join Wait ListOn-landPrerequisiteOpen

March 2023

04Mar(Mar 4)10:00 AM05(Mar 5)4:00 PMEmbracing Darkness: Cultivating Embodiment, Creativity, and Wholeheartedness10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (5) Online Teacher(s): Pamela Weiss; Deborah Eden Tull OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

28Mar01AprThe Convergence of Insight and Love(March 28) 2:30 PM - (April 1) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Matthew Brensilver, PhD; Vance Pryor; Roxanne Dault On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

April 2023

02Apr(Apr 2)2:30 PM07(Apr 7)11:00 AMYoga and Meditation: Embodying the Brahmavihāras2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (7) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Anne Cushman; Leslie Booker; Rolf Gates; Djuna Devereaux On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

08Apr(Apr 8)9:00 AM09(Apr 9)5:00 PMEmbracing Change, Mastering Letting GoTwo Formats Available9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (9) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Ayya Santacitta; Ayya Anandabodhi CommuterOn-landOnlineNo prerequisiteOpens soonClosed Captions

08Apr(Apr 8)2:30 PM14(Apr 14)11:00 AMDeep and Clear: The Art of Samatha-VipassanāRegistration opens December 14 20222:30 PM - 11:00 AM (14) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Will Kabat-Zinn, MA; Victoria Cary; Louije Kim On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

14Apr(Apr 14)1:30 PM16(Apr 16)1:00 PMChanges and Transitions in Your 50s and 60sFinding Clarity and Well-being in Times of Change1:30 PM - 1:00 PM (16) Online Teacher(s): Tuere Sala; Jennifer Ward OnlineNo prerequisiteOpens soonClosed Captions

22Apr10:00 AM4:00 PMThe Time is Now: Showing Up for the PlanetA Benefit for Spirit Rock and One Earth Sangha; Two formats available10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): James Baraz CommuterOn-landOnlineNo prerequisiteOpens soonClosed Captions

23Apr10:00 AM3:00 PMWe Are Nature: Exploring the Body Through the Four Elements10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Dawn Mauricio OnlineNo prerequisiteOpens soonClosed Captions

28Apr(Apr 28)10:00 AM12May(May 12)12:00 PMCollective Kindness(April 28) 10:00 AM - (May 12) 12:00 PM Online Teacher(s): JD Doyle, MA OnlineNo prerequisiteOpens soonClosed Captions

29Apr10:00 AM5:00 PMTransforming the Judgmental Mind10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Donald Rothberg, PhD OnlineNo prerequisiteOpens soonClosed Captions

30Apr(Apr 30)2:30 PM07May(May 7)11:00 AMMagic of AwarenessRegistration opens December 28 2022(April 30) 2:30 PM - (May 7) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): James Baraz; Anam Thubten; Trudy Goodman Kornfield, PhD; Jill White Lindsay (movement) On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

May 2023

08May(May 8)2:30 PM14(May 14)11:00 AMSpring Insight Meditation RetreatRegistration opens December 20, 20222:30 PM - 11:00 AM (14) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Matthew Brensilver, PhD; Tuere Sala; Brian Lesage On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

14May10:00 AM1:00 PMThe Buddha's Teaching on Unconditional Love10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Ayya Anandabodhi; Ayya Santacitta OnlineNo prerequisiteOpens soonClosed Captions

24May(May 24)2:30 PM29(May 29)11:00 AMWhere Wisdom and Compassion MeetRegistration opens January 24, 20232:30 PM - 11:00 AM (29) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Ayya Anandabodhi; Ayya Santacitta On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

30May(May 30)2:30 PM04Jun(Jun 4)11:00 AMAwake in the WildRegistration opens January 30, 2022(May 30) 2:30 PM - (June 4) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Mark Coleman, MA; Victoria Cary; Devon Hase On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

June 2023

05Jun(Jun 5)2:30 PM10(Jun 10)11:00 AMRetreat is Ceremony: Mindfulness and Indigenous Presence for Wellness and Healing - LOTTERYApplications Open on January 27, 20232:30 PM - 11:00 AM (10) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Bonnie Duran, MPH, DrPH; Carol Cano, MA On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

11Jun(Jun 11)2:30 PM18(Jun 18)11:00 AMNine BodiesRegistration opens xxxx2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (18) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Dana DePalma, MA MFT; Phillip Moffitt; Tuere Sala On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

19Jun(Jun 19)2:30 PM25(Jun 25)11:00 AMMindfulness for EveryoneRegistration opens February 21, 20232:30 PM - 11:00 AM (25) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Diana Winston; Carol Cano, MA; Alex Haley; Gullu Singh, JD On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

26Jun(Jun 26)2:30 PM03Jul(Jul 3)11:00 AMThe Fire Within: Detangling the Obstacles Towards Freedom - LOTTERYApplications Open on February 7, 2023 - OPEN TO ALL SELF-IDENTIFIED BLACK, INDIGENOUS, AND PEOPLE OF COLOR(June 26) 2:30 PM - (July 3) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Noliwe Alexander; bruni dávila; Leslie Booker On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

July 2023

31Jul(Jul 31)2:30 PM06Aug(Aug 6)11:00 AMYoung Adult Insight Meditation RetreatRegistration opens March 28, 2023(July 31) 2:30 PM - (August 6) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Vinny Ferraro On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

August 2023

06Aug(Aug 6)2:30 PM12(Aug 12)11:00 AMThe Elements: Cultivating an Embodied Experience of Emptiness and FullnessRegistration opens April 4, 20232:30 PM - 11:00 AM (12) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Tuere Sala; Dana DePalma, MA MFT On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

30Aug(Aug 30)2:30 PM04Sep(Sep 4)11:00 AMLabor Day Insight Meditation RetreatRegistration opens April 26 2023(August 30) 2:30 PM - (September 4) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): James Baraz; Howard Cohn, MA; Leslie Booker; Terry Vandiver (movement) On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

September 2023

16Sep(Sep 16)2:30 PM22(Sep 22)11:00 AMRest, Renewal, and Joyful Rigor: A Women's Meditation RetreatRegistration opens May 17, 20232:30 PM - 11:00 AM (22) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Erin Selover, MS; Kate Johnson, MA; Erin Treat; Syra Smith (Guest Trainee) On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

23Sep(Sep 23)2:30 PM30(Sep 30)11:00 AMSteadying the Heart: Refuge through the Four Sublime StatesRegistration opens May 24, 20232:30 PM - 11:00 AM (30) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Oren Jay Sofer; Cara Lai; Jessica Morey; Yong Oh On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

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