On-Land Retreat

Coming Home to Ourselves

Come home to yourself with the simple and direct practice of being present for your experience. Insight Meditation allows the restless heart to settle through the gentle practice of repeatedly connecting with and returning to the here and now. It is here in the present moment where we discover the peace and well-being we yearn for. This retreat is suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners and is silent except for practice instructions, teacher-led Q&A, and practice discussions.

Teaching Team

Diana Clark, PhD

Diana Clark, PhD

Teacher

Diana Clark, PhD, is a dedicated dharma teacher who received training from Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella. Inspired by the Buddha's teachings on peace and freedom, Diana's teaching approach aims to combine the profound and the practical, with a sincere commitment to cultivating an environment that nurtures and supports everyone.

Nikki Mirghafori, PhD

Nikki Mirghafori, PhD

Teacher

Nikki Mirghafori, PhD, is a Buddhist teacher and Artificial Intelligence scientist. She was empowered by the living Burmese meditation master Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw, with whom she practiced the jhanas and detailed analytical vipassana. She serves as a Stewarding Teacher and on the Board of Directors at Spirit Rock.

Andrea Castillo, PhD

Andrea Castillo, PhD

Teacher

After practicing Insight Meditation many years, my teacher Gil Fronsdal asked me to teach Dharma in Spanish for the Hispanic community. I have been teaching regularly since 2011. I am most interested in exploring the intersection between the Pali canon, the direct experience, and our capacity for creativity.

Tanya T Wiser, LCSW

Tanya T Wiser, LCSW

Teacher

Tanya Wiser began a four-year teacher training program in 2021 under Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California. Her dharma practice began in 2006. She has a master's degree in Clinical Social Work and is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.

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