Insight Meditation 2-Month Retreat Application - 2024
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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.
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.
Tara Mulay teaches and mentors Insight Meditation practitioners to refine their mindfulness practice both on the 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.
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.
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 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.
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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