On-Land Retreat

Insight, Awareness, and the Nine Bodies of Consciousness

Dana DePalma

Dana DePalma

Phillip Moffitt

Phillip Moffitt

Tuere Sala

Tuere Sala

Alex Haley

Alex Haley

Ying Chen

Ying Chen

This retreat offers a new style of Insight Meditation that employs the “Nine Bodies of Consciousness” map. The focus of this practice is on developing mindfulness of the felt sense of embodied experience. Accessing the felt sense allows you to directly experience the various capacities of consciousness, including intuitive awareness. This method of practice fosters the natural arising of insight. This distinct teaching style will be unfamiliar to first-time “Nine Bodies Insight” practitioners, and the primary teaching method is two daily, detailed 45-60 minute guided meditations. Potential participants are strongly encouraged to listen to guided meditations ahead of time to experience this style of practice. Guided meditations from last year’s retreat can be found here. This retreat will be held in noble silence except for the guided meditations, talks, and teacher-led practice support meetings. This retreat is not recommended for those experiencing acute grief or other strong mental or emotional challenges.

Affinity Group

Open to all

Dana DePalma, MFT

Dana DePalma, MFT

Teacher

Dana DePalma is a Stewarding Teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Guiding Teacher at Dharma Ground, an organization she co-founded. She specializes in teaching Nine Bodies Insight, a method of practice which utilizes specific teachings on the structure of consciousness to balance, refine, and empower one’s Insight Meditation practice.

Phillip Moffitt

Phillip Moffitt

Teacher

Phillip Moffitt is a Buddhist meditation teacher and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is also the founder and president of Life Balance Institute where he trains leaders and professionals in how to skillfully make major transitions in their lives.

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.

Alex Haley

Alex Haley

Teacher

Alex Haley has practiced meditation for more than 25 years, including many multi-month retreats. He teaches at Minneapolis Insight Meditation Community and online through Dharma Ground. He graduated from the SRMC/IMS/IRC training program and is the former mindfulness faculty lead at the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing.

Ying Chen, PhD

Ying Chen, PhD

Teacher

Ying Chen practiced primarily under the guidance of Gil Fronsdal. Ying is a graduate of the Sati Center Chaplaincy program and Local Dharma Leader program from Insight Meditation Center. She currently facilitates the support group for people living with illness and co-lead Asian Dharma Circle.

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