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Sundays at Spirit Rock

Starting Sept. 4

9:30 am - 12 noon 

1st Sunday of the month Class Series

(through Dec 2011) SYLVIA BOORSTEIN  



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Jai Uttal event    

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Fred Luskin, Rick Hanson event


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julia butterfly hill event 

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Ghosts into ancestors event 

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A Launch Update from Sylvia Boorstein   

Dear Friends in the Dharma Near and Far,
I wish you all could have been able to personally participate in the event on August 7 celebrating the inauguration of the Sangha of Thousands of Buddhas. It was a beautiful example of the power of our community coming together to support our founding vision. Many dedicated Spirit Rock supporters made the commitment to share as equal partners in funding a core piece of our Spirit Rock campus.
The event took place in our beautiful upper meditation
retreat hall which was completed a decade ago thanks to the generosity of many of you who joined the first Sangha of One Thousand Buddhas campaign. Jack has calculated that at least two million meditation hours have happened in that beautiful hall... 

Benefit Event  
Grief Ritual: A Daylong Workshop for Collective Healing
A special benefit day for the Diversity Program--all are welcome!
Sobonfu SonomeSpring Washam
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 9:30 - 5 PM
This daylong is a transformational and soul-invigorating workshop designed to break through our cultural barriers of grief. There is a need to periodically feel and express grief in order to purge the soul from hurts and pains. The interdiction and suppression of emotion in general, and grief in particular...
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Remembering 9/11: Ten Years Later 
BuddhaOn this anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, we offer a look back at the responses of teachers Jack Kornfield and Sylvia Boorstein at that time.

In addition, Debra Chamberlin-Taylor and poet Kim Rosen will be offering a day entitled The Heart That Holds It All: Poetry and Meditation on Sunday, September 11 from 9:30 am-5 pm. On Monday, September 12, Jack Kornfield will lead the Monday Night Class from 7:15-9:15 pm.


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An Exclusive Excerpt from Jack Kornfield's New Book!  
A Lamp in the Darkness

It's not what you planned

but this is your life.

You're still here.


Something new is coming.


-Jack Kornfield, "A Lamp in the Darkness", coming in September  


Thursday, September 1 at 10 am (88.5 FM)



Kalyana Mitta/Dharma Friends Half-Day Workshop
Don RothbergIn the Upper Retreat Hall:
Wise Speech in Groups, Part 2:
Becoming More Skillful in Challenging Group Situations
Sunday, September 11, 2011, 1.30 to 5.30 pm

Join us for this half-day workshop for current facilitators and hosts of Kalyana Mitta/Dharma Friends groups (or similar groups), or those intending to develop a group.
This half-day workshop will be a continuation of our July 10 workshop in Berkeley, scheduled because of popular demand from the first session...
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Paula Egan, Volunteer and Community Member
Paula Eganby Sarah Laitinen, Volunteer Coordinator
"Community!" This is the first word that comes out of Paula Egan's mouth when I ask her what her favorite thing is about volunteering at Spirit Rock for the Monday Night Class. "I think that it is important to feel a part of a community. Doing something positive, being part of a community, connects you in a very profound way. "

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Upcoming Events with CE Credits
8/27/2011   Anxiety and Mindfulness, with Martina Schneider and Lee Lipp
9/11/2011   The Heart That Holds It All: Sacred Poetry and Meditation
with Debra Chamberlin-Taylor and Kim Rosen
9/18/2011   Forgiveness and Assertiveness: Love in Action in the Real World, with Rick Hanson and Fred Luskin
10/22/2011   Mindfulness and Lovingkindness in Relationships,
with David Richo
11/26/2011   Relationship as Spiritual Practice, with
Debra Chamberlin-Taylor and George Taylor
12/10/2011   How to Be an Adult about Spirituality, with David Richo
12/11/2011   Bringing Mindfulness and Wisdom to Your Changes and Transitions. with Phillip Moffitt and Lisa Dale Miller
12/18/2011   No-Self in the Brain: Insights from Neuroscience about
Not Taking Life Personally, with Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius

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