On-Land Retreat

Insight Meditation Retreat

This is a silent retreat designed especially for those relatively new to the practices of Insight Meditation (vipassanā). The retreat includes systematic instructions on vipassanā meditation—both stillness and moving—as well as lovingkindness practices, meetings with teachers, and evening talks highlighting the central teachings of the Buddha and their practical application to our lives.

Teaching Team

DaRa Williams
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.

Noliwe Alexander

Noliwe Alexander

Teacher

Noliwe Alexander has been a student of Vipassana meditation for over 20 years. Throughout this time of deep devotion to the Dharma, Noliwe has become a dedicated practitioner, meditation teacher of various retreats and sitting groups, day-longs and class series programs. She dedicates her BuddhaDharma practice and teachings to the BiPOC, LGBTQIA+, At Risk and Elder communities.

Bart van Melik

Bart van Melik

Teacher

Bart van Melik has been teaching meditation since 2009, with a special focus on diverse communities. He brings the practice to veterans, youth in homeless shelters and teens in NYC public schools. Bart is passionate about supporting people finding creative, playful and diligent ways to relate to life’s stresses.

Monica Magtoto, E-RYT

Monica Magtoto, E-RYT

Teacher

Monica Magtoto is an artist, yoga instructor, energy worker, educator, and tarot reader based in San Francisco, Ca.Magtoto is a Yoga Alliance 500 Registered Yoga Teacher, holding additional certificates in Restorative and Yin yoga.

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