Dawn Mauricio

Residential Retreat Teacher

Dawn Mauricio (she/her), a Filipina-Canadian, has been practicing and studying Insight Meditation since 2005. She has graduated from the first teacher development group of True North Insight, and Spirit Rock's Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training, Dedicated Practitioners' Program, and 4-year Retreat Teacher Training. She teaches with a playful, dynamic, and heartfelt approach People of Color and folks of all backgrounds. Dawn leads daylongs, retreats, multi-year programs, and workshops in Canada and the US for Spirit Rock, True North Insight, and Sacred Mountain Sangha. Dawn is a co-founder of the True North Insight BIPOC practice group, serves on the guiding teachers council of True North Insight, and the leadership council for Sacred Mountain Sangha. She is also the author of “Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners”.

This path is called practice because it’s not easy to do. As Ajahn Chah has said, confronting the self can be like walking into a hurricane. But true safety can be experienced here in the present moment. When we're able to actually meet the moment, without contention, that's where our superpower lies—it’s not in responding to all of our thoughts about what is or what we think should be here. When we're able to have a mind that sees clearly, our heart isn't getting pushed and pulled by the winds of the hurricane and we can start to touch into this groundedness, this centeredness, this collectiveness that is unshakable.

 
Dawn Mauricio, The Freedom in Meeting This Moment

Dawn Mauricio's Upcoming Programs

Training Online Dharma Institute

September 2024 - April 2025 Times variable - see details.

Living Dharma Program

Experience the profound wisdom of the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path in this online program for devoted practitioners. Together we will explore the teachings of sīla, samādhi, and pañña (ethics, meditation, and wisdom) as we consider how to cultivate mindfulness, kindness, and balance in the midst of today’s pressing challenges—from social inequity to the climate crisis. Join us in cultivating a vibrant learning community where we will study, meditate, and share insights, applying these ancient teachings to our contemporary lives.

Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman

Dawn Mauricio

Dawn Mauricio

Retreat On-Land

November 22 - November 30, 2024 Friday - Saturday | 8 nights

Reclamation of the Sacred: Journey into Refuge, Presence, and Love

In helping us to deepen our refuge and reconnect with what is most precious and sacred in this life, this retreat draws from teachings and practices that open us to the heart of compassion. Informed by a synthesis of Theravāda Buddhism as transmitted through the Thai Forest Tradition and the teachings of Ajahn Chah, and Mahāyāna practices and teachings around Quan Yin’s compassionate Bodhisattva Path, this retreat includes devotional practices, Dharma talks, meditation instructions, Yoga sessions, and meetings with teachers.

Kittisaro

Kittisaro

Thanissara

Thanissara

Gullu Singh

Gullu Singh

Dawn Mauricio

Dawn Mauricio

Yong Oh

Yong Oh

Djuna Devereaux

Djuna Devereaux

Adam Stonebraker

Adam Stonebraker

Upcoming Drop-Ins

Drop-in Online

Monday, August 12 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM

Monday Night Meditation & Talk

For over 35 years, the Monday Night sitting group at Spirit Rock has been a welcoming refuge to gather, hear the teachings of the Buddha, and practice Insight Meditation together as a community. The program includes a 30-40 min guided meditation, a short break, and a Dharma talk.

Dawn Mauricio

Dawn Mauricio

Dharma Library

Can't join us live online or on the land? Study and practice at your convenience with Dawn Mauricio through our new library of recordings, articles, and self-paced online courses.

On-Demand Courses

Picks from the Library