On-Land Retreat

Summer Lovingkindness Retreat

The Buddha’s liberating teachings on the four divine sanctuaries include meditations on universal friendliness, compassion, altruistic joy, and equanimity. Aimed at purifying our hearts and developing concentration, these divine sanctuaries aid our ability to both find inner peace and to powerfully engage with the world. This retreat will deepen our understanding of selfless love and how it ends suffering. Retreatants are encouraged to combine this Lovingkindness Retreat with the previous Elements Retreat to further develop concentration, purify the heart, and learn to integrate these two forms of Buddhist meditation.

Teaching Team

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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.

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.

Bonnie Duran

Bonnie Duran

Teacher

Bonnie Duran met the Dharma in 1982 and has received teachings from many Western and Thai, Burmese, and Tibetan teachers. Bonnie is a graduate of the IMS/SRMC retreat teacher-training program and is on the SRMC Guiding Teachers Council. Dr. Duran is a professor emeritus at the University of Washington

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.

Kristina Baré, MFT

Kristina Baré, MFT

Teacher

Kristina Baré is an insight meditation teacher. She invites a kind, patient, and embodied approach as a base for samadhi, loving-kindness, and insight practices.

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