devon hase, MA

Residential Retreat Teacher

devon hase loves long retreats. Cumulatively, she’s spent four years in silent practice in the Insight and Vajrayana traditions. Since discovering meditation in 2000, she has put dharma and community at the center of her life: she spent a decade bringing mindfulness to high school and college classrooms and now teaches at the Insight Meditation Society, Spirit Rock, and other centers around the globe. She enjoys supporting practitioners with personal mentoring, and her friendly, conversational approach emphasizes relational practice and the natural world. Along with her life partner nico, devon co-authored How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Buddhist Survival Guide for Modern Life. She continues to spend a good part of the time in wilderness retreat in Oregon, Massachusetts, and elsewhere.

What are we doing here? We are learning to care for our aching and complex hearts so that we can learn to care for this aching and complex world. This path definitely is about standing under our dukkha. But it's also about opening to the beautiful—it's about trusting beauty, trusting that which is beautiful. We have to grow our capacity to open to joy, rapture, bliss, contentment, and gladness. Our capacity to hold beauty equals our capacity to hold difficulty, and our capacity to hold challenge grows our capacity to open to goodness.

 
devon hase, The Beauty of the Dhamma

devon hase's Upcoming Programs

Retreat On-Land

October 10 - October 19, 2024 Thursday - Saturday | 9 nights

Fall Insight Meditation Retreat

This is a Vipassanā retreat in the Thai Forest Tradition, which will emphasize quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing clarity and depth of practice. Traditional meditation instruction will be combined with a spirit of lovingkindness, and the retreat will include silent stillness and moving meditation, Dharma talks, and practice meetings with the teachers.

Tuere Sala

Tuere Sala

Matthew Brensilver

Matthew Brensilver

Eugene Cash

Eugene Cash

devon hase

devon hase

Hakim Tafari

Hakim Tafari

Retreat On-Land

November 15 - November 22, 2024 Friday - Friday | 7 nights

Natural Radiance: Exploring the Freedom of Awareness

Awareness is a beautiful, hidden jewel that is innate in everyone. In this meditation retreat, we will explore this quality of awareness—what it is, and how to cultivate and abide in awakened presence. We will investigate how mindfulness supports a depth of awareness through various meditation practices, and we will consider what obscures the clarity of awareness both in meditation and in everyday life. As our mindfulness grows, we discover how this capacity for awareness is available in every moment.

Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman

devon hase

devon hase

Yong Oh

Yong Oh

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

devon hase

devon hase

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

devon hase

devon hase

Tuere Sala

Tuere Sala

Dawn Scott

Dawn Scott

Hakim Tafari

Hakim Tafari

Retreat On-Land

February 1 - March 29, 2025 Saturday - Saturday | 56 nights

2025 Insight Meditation 2-Month Retreat - Application

An extended period of retreat offers the rare opportunity for sustained, dedicated practice. This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing profound clarity and depth of Insight practice. Instruction will follow the traditional four foundations of mindfulness combined with training in lovingkindness and compassion, and practice will be structured around a daily schedule of silent sitting, walking, Dharma talks, and practice meetings with teachers.

Dawn Scott

Dawn Scott

Vance Pryor

Vance Pryor

Tuere Sala

Tuere Sala

Brian Lesage

Brian Lesage

devon hase

devon hase

JD Doyle

JD Doyle

Tara Mulay

Tara Mulay

Tempel Smith

Tempel Smith

Devin Berry

Devin Berry

Anushka Fernandopulle

Anushka Fernandopulle

Kristina Baré

Kristina Baré

Francisco Morillo Gable

Francisco Morillo Gable

Marjolein Janssen

Marjolein Janssen

Rasika Link

Rasika Link

Dharma Library

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