Online Retreat

July Insight Meditation Retreat

The emphasis during this retreat will be on the continuity of awareness in all activities, which stabilizes and balances the mind. Relaxed acceptance of our moment-to-moment experience will become the platform for investigation and wisdom. Particular attention will be paid to the attitudes in the mind that condition our understanding. This retreat is suitable for both beginner and experienced meditators, and we welcome people from all life experiences, backgrounds, and communities. The online retreat is offered as broadcast-only and will include: teacher-led meditation instructions and Dharma talks broadcasted live from Spirit Rock’s Upper Meditation Hall. Recordings of each teacher-led session will be posted within 24 hours after a session ends. All video recordings will be available for you to play and replay for 90 days after the retreat ends. Important note: Online participation in this retreat is audit-only; that is, this online retreat does not offer interactions with the teachers (i.e., no practice meetings, no ability to ask questions during Q&A sessions, etc.), nor does it offer online small groups or affinity groups.

Teaching Team

Kamala Masters

Kamala Masters

Teacher

Kamala Masters is co-founder of Vipassana Metta On Maui, and a Guiding Teacher of IMS in Barre, MA. Since 1977 she has trained in the Mahasi tradition with Munindraji, Sayadaw U Pandita and others in intensive vipassana, metta and jhana. She encourages practicing liberation, balancing kindness and wisdom in life.

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.

Vance Pryor, PsyD

Vance Pryor, PsyD

Teacher

Vance Pryor has practiced insight meditation since 1999 in both the United States and Myanmar. He has been influenced by the teachings of Sayadaw U Pandita and Sayadaw U Tejaniya. He is a graduate of The Insight Meditation Society's 2017-2021 Teacher Training Program.

Winnie Nazarko
Joseph Goldstein
Walt Opie

Walt Opie

Teacher

Walt Opie first discovered insight meditation in 1993 and has attended retreats since 2005. He is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leaders program (CDL4) and the 2017-2021 IMS Teacher Training Program. He has led sitting groups for people in recovery and volunteered in California's prisons for many years.

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