July 2019

06Jul(Jul 6)10:00 AM07(Jul 7)4:30 PMConcentration Meditation: Purification of Mind10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (7) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Tina Rasmussen, PhD No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: July 6 – July 7, 2019; 10:00am – 4:30pm
Sliding Scale: $150 – 400. Code TR2M19.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Spirit Rock’s Administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 through Friday, July 5, 2019, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Because of this, online registration will close on Wednesday, July 3rd at 12:00noon for all non-residential events held Friday through Sunday, July 5 – 7, 2019. Please plan ahead if you wish to register online. Registration will be open at the door, if events are not sold out prior to the event start date. There will be an additional $5 fee for registering at the door.

Concentration or serenity meditation (Samatha) is one of three major practices of the Buddhist path, along with sila and Vipassana. In concentration practice, we return awareness to one object of meditation, unifying the mind stream. This retreat offers an overview of Samatha as taught in the lineage of Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw of Burma, considered to be the leading living teacher of Samatha/jhanas. There will be meditation periods and instruction, silence, and teaching including Q&As.

We will explore the practice path, the relationship of Samatha and Vipassana, purification of mind, and working with striving.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can’t attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.


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