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Meditation as Medicine: MBSR - An Approach to Stress Reduction, Chronic Pain & Illness

Bob Stahl,
Steve Flowers

Saturday, July 7
9:30 am - 5 pm

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Monastic Day: Cultivating Inner Strength [Dana - No Fee Day]    

Ayya Anandabodhi,
Ayya Santacitta

Sunday, July 8
9:30 am - 5 pm

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Calming the Restless Mind

Howard Cohn

Saturday, July 14
9:30 am - 5 pm

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Writing as a
Path to Awakening

Alfred Flynn Desilver

Albert Flynn DeSilver

Sunday, July 15
1 - 5 pm

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Relaxed & Awake: Insight Meditation & The Feldenkrais Method®

Wes Nisker, Dan Clurman

Sunday, July 22
9:30 am - 5 pm
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Finding Your True Refuge: Exploring Trauma through Mindfulness

Sharda Rogell, Sakti Rose

Saturday, July 28
9:30 am - 5 pm

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Volunteering for many of our
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Shahara GodfreySpeech Happens: Interview with Shahara Godfrey

Wise speech is a very powerful practice. It’s thinking about how we say what we want to say, whether this is the best time to speak and whether or not it will cause harm.

Even before we open our mouths to speak, we have a whole mindset on what we are going to say. Wise Speech is taking the time to really say it in as clear and kind a way as possible. Even when we are upset, we can still say what we have to say. Sometimes we rush when we talk, and we don’t take the time to think about it. But when we think about what we are going to say, we are more effective....

THANK YOU Good Earth!

Good Earth Natural Foods logo We offer a deep bow to our friends at Good Earth Natural Foods in Fairfax, CA for their generosity in providing parking space for carpooling to Spirit Rock events. Every carpool makes a difference!

New on the Internet: Follow Our Teachers Online

Mark Coleman has launched a new website: awakeinthewild.com with a wealth of information.
Anna Douglas, PhD now has a Facebook Page with her event offerings.

Larry Yang recently published two blogs on Huffington Post on diversity in Western Buddhism.

And you can read new blog posts by Phillip Moffitt, Sylvia Boorstein and Jack Kornfield.


Goodbye Sarah, Our Volunteer Coordinator! Thank you for everything...

Kitchen Staff
Sarah Laitinen, Volunteer Coordinator, Says Goodbye to Fellow Staff
We recently said goodbye to our Volunteer and Community Coordinator, Sarah Laitinen, so we now have a job opening for her position and more.

Just Watch

Anna DouglasThe breath, seeing the layered complexity,
The deep and dark habits of the mind,
Cannot possibly know the way to stillness
The Heart, sourcing itself, the elemental spring,
Whispers to the breath,
Bring to me every thought
I Know the Way
Be Still…Just Watch.

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Thursday, November 15, 6:30 - 9:30pm
18th Annual 108 Blessings Dinner Benefit
with Jack Kornfield and Friends

Buddha at SRMCJoin us in beautiful Pacific Heights home of Angie Thieriot for an intimate gathering with Jack Kornfield and prominent Buddhist scholars, teachers, poets and authors. Your attendance at 108 Blessings is a wonderful way to support the Spirit Rock community. All proceeds go directly to the Spirit Rock scholarship fund.

Individual tickets are $350. This event sells out each year; to secure your attendance, early registration is encouraged. To register, contact Graunya Holsen at graunyah@spiritrock.org or (415) 488-0164 x283.
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