On-Land Retreat

Insight Meditation 2-Month Retreat Application - 2024

An extended period of retreat offers the rare opportunity for sustained, dedicated practice. This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing profound clarity and depth of Insight practice. Instruction will follow the traditional four foundations of mindfulness combined with training in lovingkindness and compassion, and practice will be structured around a daily schedule of silent sitting, walking, Dharma talks, and practice meetings with teachers.

Teaching Team

John Martin

John Martin

Teacher

John Martin has been devoted to dharma practice since 2001. He serves as the Co-Chair of the Spirit Rock Guiding Teachers Council. John teaches Vipassana, Metta and LGBTQI-themed meditation retreats. He also teaches in dedicated practitioner programs and supports practitioners in bringing practice to daily life.

Andrea Fella
James Baraz

James Baraz

Teacher

James Baraz is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock. James started the Community Dharma Leader program and Spirit's Rock Family Program. James leads the online course "Awakening Joy" since 2003. He is a guiding teacher to One Earth Sangha, a platform devoted to Buddhist responses to Climate Change.

Devin Berry
Tara Mulay, JD

Tara Mulay, JD

Teacher

Tara Mulay teaches and mentors Insight Meditation Practitioners to refine their mindfulness practice, both on the meditation cushion and in daily life. She was trained and authorized to teach by Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and is a Guiding Teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

Kim Allen, PhD
Rasika Link
Guy Armstrong
Sally Armstrong

Sally Armstrong

Teacher

Sally Armstrong began practicing meditation in India in 1981 and started teaching in 1996. She is a Stewarding Teacher at Spirit Rock. She has led Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioners Program and Advanced Practitioner Program. She regularly teaches on concentration, metta and the long retreats at Spirit Rock and IMS.

Dawn Scott

Dawn Scott

Teacher

Dawn Scott has been practicing Insight Meditation since 2008. She is a graduate of the Insight Meditation Society’s teacher training program and is a core teacher of Spirit Rock’s Liberation, Emptiness, and Awareness Practices (LEAP) Program. Dawn has a deep love of long retreat practice and the Buddha's liberative teachings.

Susie Harrington
Tuere Sala

Tuere Sala

Teacher

Tuere Sala is a Guiding Teacher at Seattle Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Retreat Center and has practiced Vipassana meditation for over 30 years. Tuere has been teaching since 2010, assisting others in establishing and maintaining a daily practice.

Kodo Conlin

Kodo Conlin

Teacher

Kodo Conlin has practiced Buddhist meditation for nearly 20 years. A participant in the 2021-2025 IMC/IRC Teacher Training, Kodo's training in Vipassana has included extended residential practice as well as long retreat at Spirit Rock and Insight Retreat Center. Kodo's teaching emphasizes a joyful, comprehensive freedom of the heart.

Eleni Monos

Eleni Monos

Teacher

Since falling in love with the path Eleni has spent more than two years in intensive silent retreat. In 2023 she completed over a year of continuous retreat and was invited into a four-year teacher training by her primary teachers Guy Armstrong and Kamala Masters.

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