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March 2019

The Sure Heart’s Release with Anam Thubten and Norman Fischer

March 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - March 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Dhyana Hall, 235 Washington Ave
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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This is a special two-day retreat with InsightLA's founding teacher Trudy Goodman, Norman Fischer, and Anam Thubten of the Dharmata Foundation in Point Richmond, CA.  The retreat will take place at Dhyana Hall in Northern California. In this retreat, we reflect on this verse from one of the most liberating texts of the Buddha’s words, the Dhammapada: “All experience is preceded by mind, led by mind, made by mind.”  The awakening of the Buddha is an invitation to embody wisdom and…

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May 2019

Loving Awareness: A Non-Residential Retreat for Experienced Meditators @ Spirit Rock

May 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - May 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Spirit Rock, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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Prerequisite: Four years of mindfulness meditation practice. Description: Loving awareness, practiced as mindfulness and metta, is the gateway to liberation. During this 3-day non-residential meditation retreat, as experienced practitioners, we will join together to quiet the mind, open the heart, and see our human life with the eyes of wisdom. With Jack Kornfield. This is a new retreat form which will alternate sitting, walking, guided meditations and frequent periods of dialogue and Q&A throughout each of the days. Livestream Available…

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Insight and Awakening

May 26, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - June 2, 2019 @ 11:30 am
Spirit Rock, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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Retreat Description: The ancient invitation of the Buddha was to “come and see” for yourself the truth of the way things are. In this retreat, we will weave together traditional approaches to Samatha-Vipassana (calming and insight) practice as well as body-based energy and awareness practices. This combination will support us in cultivating tranquility of mind, balance of body, and the capacity to see deeply into the nature of our own experience with wisdom and love. The aim of this practice…

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June 2019

Loving Awareness Retreat in Spain with Jack Kornfield

June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019
Santa Maria de Montserrat, Carretera BP-1121 s/n
Montserrat, 08199 Spain
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Join me and Jack Kornfield in the beautiful Montserrat Monastery in Catalonia Spain for a retreat this June. A Loving Awareness retreat is an invitation to take time for yourself, to quiet your mind and open your heart. Come practice together and deepen your understanding, joy and well being. Amidst the complexity and difficulty of modern life, we will share wonderful ways to live with a balanced and loving heart. We will train in skillful practices to refresh our mind…

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September 2019

Fall Insight Meditation Silent Retreat

September 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - September 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Royal Way Spiritual Retreat Center, 8088 High Rd
Lucerne Valley, CA 92356 United States
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Deepen your practice in beautiful Lucerne Valley... Join InsightLA's founding teacher Trudy Goodman and Senior Teacher Celeste Young for this very special 7-night retreat at the beautiful and serene Royal Way Spiritual Center. Time in retreat allows us to step out of the complexity of our life, to listen deeply to our body, heart and mind. A retreat provides an opportunity and a caring container deepening our meditation practice. The mindfulness practice on retreats is often accompanied and complemented by…

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December 2019

Becoming Nobody-FREE Online Retreat with Ram Dass & Friends

December 6, 2019 - December 8, 2019

Becoming Nobody is a process of dropping the conditioning of our separateness from each other with a deeper awareness that seeks wisdom and love. * Learn how to pinpoint your roles and personal identity as a “somebody”. * Become familiar with practices that cultivate self-honesty and awareness. * Get practical teachings on transforming dark thoughts and emotions. * Learn how service (Seva) is a remedy for feelings of separation and polarization. * Learn how to use mindfulness to exercise your…

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May 2020

Online: Immersion Meditation Retreat

May 13, 2020 - May 17, 2020

* Trudy's session is on May 17 What Is Immersion? We invited dozens of the world's top thought leaders, neuroscience researchers, business leaders, artists, entrepreneurs, coaches, best-selling authors, meditation teachers and more to share their personal meditation journeys - why they started, how they managed to make it "stick" and how this practice transformed their personal and professional lives...and the lives of the people around them. These powerful personal stories provide the foundation for Immersion 2020, and serve to inspire…

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Bringing Worlds Together: A Free Online Retreat

May 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This online experience will be conducted via Zoom. Login and access information will be distributed by email prior to the event. May 15 . 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pacific Time In this time of global crisis, we need ways to steady our hearts, practices to strengthen our courage, compassion, tenderness and care. Join together with the hearts and spirit of people in China and the West for this special free retreat. We will share powerful practices of mindfulness and…

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The Magic of Awareness

May 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - May 27, 2020 @ 11:30 am
Spirit Rock, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 United States
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The paradox of awareness is very profound and yet very simple. It can’t be described because it has no objective qualities and no limitation. Sometimes it comes naturally to the surface when we are fully in the present moment and no longer lost in thoughts or mental projections. Pure consciousness is neither high nor low, neither pleasant nor unpleasant, neither good nor bad. Join us for this retreat where we will learn how to pay attention to this quality of…

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December 2020

Love4Live Online Meditation Retreat “A Backstage Pass to Your Inner-Life”

December 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - December 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

This online meditation retreat is an opportunity to go deeper into our practice and into ourselves. In this retreat, meditation teachers Sharon Salzberg, Trudy Goodman PhD, and Thomas Davis will guide us as we venture inward and learn to be with what we find. Come as you are. Suitable for all levels of meditators.

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