On-Land Retreat

March Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat Application - 2024

Awareness, or consciousness, is the very heart of sentient life, the faculty that reveals all the events of our experience. Yet in our Dharma practice we may not have learned how to meditate directly on this fundamental aspect of our minds. In this retreat we will explore the nature of awareness in three stages. We'll begin by developing greater stability of mind through mindfulness of breathing. Next we'll introduce a regular practice of lovingkindness, allowing the beautiful and responsive qualities of heart to unfold. Then, with these foundations, we'll start to explore the nature of awareness, this mysterious capacity of knowing. These practices open the door to emptiness, profound understanding, and great freedom.

Teaching Team

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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