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Sunday, July 10

Meditation as Medicine: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction    

Bob Stahl, Steve Flowers

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Sunday, July 24

For the Sake of Life

on Earth    

Joanna Macy,

 Jennifer Berezan

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Sunday, August 28   

Grief Ritual: A Daylong Workshop for Collective Healing - Open to All    

Spring Washam,

Sobonfu Somé

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Sun, June 19 

The Buddha's Path to Freedom -- The Second Foundation of Mindfulness    
Wes Nisker

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Sat, July 9


Contemplating Death    

Eugene Cash

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Sat, July 23 

The Buddha's Path to Freedom -- The Third Foundation of Mindfulness    
Anna Douglas

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Sun, August 21

The Buddha's Path to Freedom -- The Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness
Sally Armstrong

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Offered on donation basis


Sat, June 25

Renewal, Recognition and Rejuvenation for Care Providers    
Phillip Moffitt,
Brooke Brown

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Sat, July 2

Why Do I Meditate? - Monastic Daylong
Ajahn (Sister) Santacitta, Ajahn (Sister) Anandabodhi

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July 7-28

Expanding and Deepening through the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness
Sharda Rogell

Thursdays 7 pm - 9pm

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"By resting in
the wise heart, we
can be a lamp,
a medicine,
a liberating presence for all."

- Jack Kornfield,

"The Wise Heart"  

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Great News!  

Spirit Rock's Building Plans Move Forward, Fundraising Campaign Commences

Spirit Rock's plans for a new community meditation hall, staff and teacher village are close to county approval. Our sincere thanks to all our sangha members, friends and neighbors in the San Geronimo Valley for their support throughout the lengthy county planning process.  You really underscored the importance of Spirit Rock as a community-based spiritual center. Now we are ready to launch our exciting campaign...
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Michelle Latvala

Meet our new Director 

Spirit Rock recently ended its long search for a permanent new Managing Director, hiring Michelle Latvala in May. We caught up with Michelle recently and asked her a few quick questions...
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Seeking New Board Members
Spirit Rock Buddha

Spirit Rock Meditation Center is looking for community members to be involved in our governance through either serving on one of several Committees or on our Board of Directors. If you are someone who has a deep commitment to the mission and values of Spirit Rock, has been a regular participant in our programs, classes and retreats, and can freely offer relevant experience and talents from the professional world, we would be honored...

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Father's Day Thoughts from Spirit Rock Teachers

Jack KornfieldJames BarazEugene Cash

We asked some Spirit Rock teachers about their experience as fathers. Click to read what they said!

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Spirit Rock Chai - a Yogi Favorite
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Here's the recipe for everybody's favorite retreat beverage, plus a few extra tips from our kitchen manager.


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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
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An Approach to Stress Reduction, Chronic Pain and Illness

with Bob Stahl and Steve Flowers

CE credit available

Mindfulness develops the potential to experience each moment, no matter how difficult or intense, with serenity and clarity. One can feel more alive and gain access to the powerful inner resources for healing. Participants learn lifelong tools... 

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Kalyana Mitta/Dharma Friends
Half Day Workshop
Don RothbergDawn Nea;

July 10, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Berkeley Buddhist Monastery

2304 McKinley Ave, Berkeley

Join Donald Rothberg and Dawn Neal for this half-day workshop for current facilitators and hosts of Kalyana Mitta/Dharma Friends groups, or those intending to develop a group. Our focus will be on how to practice Wise (or Right) Speech in the context of small groups, starting with an overview of Wise Speech practice.

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Working with Physical Challenges and Chronic Medical Conditions - Final Class is July 14

Led by Arinna Weisman, and Larry Berkelhammer

Final Thursday afternoon class!  July 14, 1:30-3:30pm

No preregistration; $8-10 at the door, plus dana to the teachers

This is a special opportunity for those of us working with physical and chronic medical conditions to come together in community and support each other. We will explore our strengths and capacity to meet what we find in our bodies and minds with love and presence... 

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