On-Land Retreat

The Spirit of Insight, Dharma & Awakening

The essence of Buddhist practice is embodying the Dharma experientially. In this retreat we will use mindfulness meditation to study our experiential reality within all our activities—meditation, movement, eating, resting, and listening, among many others. When we are present and investigate our experiential reality moment by moment, insight arises, and the Dharma reveals itself within our own body, heart, and mind. As the living, embodied truth unfolds, we awaken to the Buddha within and discover the depth and breadth of our own human potential. This silent meditation retreat will be taught by San Francisco Insight Dharma Center teachers. Their combined retreat and everyday life practice experience will provide an interweaving of Dharma teachings within the context of real life. The retreat will include periods of stillness and movement, guided mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation instructions, Dharma talks, and meetings with the teachers.

Teaching Team

John Martin

John Martin

Teacher

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.

Anushka Fernandopulle

Anushka Fernandopulle

Teacher

Anushka Fernandopulle has trained for over 35 years in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. Her teaching is informed by nature, arts, political engagement and modern urban life. She also works as a leadership coach and organizational consultant, influenced by a BA in anthropology/religion from Harvard and an MBA from Yale.

Eugene Cash

Eugene Cash

Teacher

Eugene is the founding teacher of San Francisco Insight. He is a senior teacher on the Spirit Rock teacher council. Eugene’s teaching is influenced by Theravada, Zen and Tibetan practice. He is also a Diamond Approach teacher. He’s passionate about practicing 24/7, supporting awareness, investigation, and realization in daily life.

Howard Cohn, MA
Victoria Cary

Victoria Cary

Teacher

Victoria loves the Dhamma and is particularly drawn to supporting people in their practice through a focus on the integration of Dhamma into everyday life. Victoria’s approach to teaching seeks to investigate the complexity of our human experience while holding plenty of space for kindness.

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