Dawn Scott

Residential Retreat Teacher

Dawn Scott has been practicing Insight Meditation since 2008. She is a graduate of the Insight Meditation Society’s teacher training program and is a core teacher of Spirit Rock’s Liberation, Emptiness, and Awareness Practices (LEAP) Program. Dawn has a deep love of long retreat practice and the Buddha's liberative teachings.

Dawn Scott
One metaphor for sati (mindfulness) is water. Like water, sati is transparent. It can take the shape of whatever it is aware of, and allow an intimacy, a deep knowing, of whatever awareness is shining its light on. Sometimes in the suttas, sati is described as limpid, meaning undarkened. The metaphor of seeing clearly runs through this practice. Limpid is used to describe eyes that are unclouded, eyes that are clear. When sati grows in strength, it’s effortless. It just effortlessly knows experience.
 
Dawn Scott, Five Faculties: Mindfulness

Dawn Scott's Upcoming Programs

Retreat On-Land Hybrid

December 18 - December 23, 2024 Wednesday - Monday | 5 nights

Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

This retreat will focus on centering ourselves during the holidays, quieting our minds, grounding in our bodies, opening our hearts, and using inquiry to energize our practice. Special emphasis will be placed on opening to the darkness, including our difficulties and challenges, and opening to the coming light—to the beauty, joy, wisdom, and love within and around us. The retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, daily lovingkindness and Qigong practice, evening talks, practice discussions, and a Winter Solstice ceremony.

Oren Jay Sofer

Oren Jay Sofer

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Dawn Scott

Dawn Scott

Heather Sundberg

Heather Sundberg

David Cabrera

David Cabrera

Retreat Online Hybrid

December 18 - December 23, 2024 Wednesday - Monday | 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

This retreat will focus on centering ourselves during the holidays, quieting our minds, grounding in our bodies, opening our hearts, and using inquiry to energize our practice. Special emphasis will be placed on opening to the darkness, including our difficulties and challenges, and opening to the coming light—to the beauty, joy, wisdom, and love within and around us. The retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, daily lovingkindness and Qigong practice, evening talks, practice discussions, and a Winter Solstice ceremony.

Oren Jay Sofer

Oren Jay Sofer

devon hase

devon hase

Dawn Scott

Dawn Scott

Heather Sundberg

Heather Sundberg

David Cabrera

David Cabrera

Retreat On-Land

December 27 - January 3, 2025 Friday - Friday | 7 nights

New Year's Insight Meditation Retreat

This is a traditional Insight Meditation (vipassanā) retreat with stillness and moving in silence, as well as regular meetings with teachers. Each day there will be systematic meditation instructions, Dharma talks, and movement practice. We will mark the turning of the year with a late evening meditation and simple ceremony on New Year’s Eve. In celebration of the New Year, our focus will be on cultivating loving awareness and embracing each moment as fresh and new. All are welcome.

Eugene Cash

Eugene Cash

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devon hase

Tuere Sala

Tuere Sala

Dawn Scott

Dawn Scott

Hakim Tafari

Hakim Tafari

Upcoming Drop-Ins

Drop-in Online

Sunday, July 21 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

BIPOC Voices: Weekly Sunday Saṅgha

Open to all self-identified BIPOC. The Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Saṅgha is a weekly gathering of self-identified BIPOC practitioners that provides a safe place to meditate and explore the Dharma in light of our experiences. Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome.

Dawn Scott

Dawn Scott

Dharma Library

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