Jill Satterfield

Guest Teacher

Jill Satterfield is an international mindfulness and meditation teacher. She integrates somatic and contemplative psychology with 35 years of Buddhist practice and silent retreats.

With her primary teacher, Ajahn Amaro, Jill was the first to offer mindful movement in silent retreats at Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Center over 25 years ago. She was a close student of and taught on Tsoknyi and Mingyur Rinpoche’s retreats.

Jill’s Applied Embodied Mindfulness Trainings are part of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, Spirit Rock’s Mindful Yoga and Meditation Training, and she is currently a mentor for Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Teacher Training. She is a graduate of the Sati Center’s Buddhist Chaplaincy Training.

Her organization School for Compassionate Action: Mindfulness and Somatic Practices for Chronic Pain, Illness; Trauma taught in NYC hospitals and at-risk facilities for over ten years. She has been featured in and has written for numerous publications.

Sometimes we can change our mind really quickly, but when we’re working with the central nervous system, or hormonal imbalances, or pain, all of which might be linked to anxiety or trauma, change may not be fast, and it may not be easy. What we want to remember is that we can start to turn the tide of anything that we’re working with, if we do it consistently over time. This is good news, because any practice we do over and over, we become one with. You can take a jagged stone and throw it in a stream, and eventually that stone will begin to smooth.
 
Jill Satterfield, Anxiety: It's Not All in Your Mind

Jill Satterfield's Upcoming Programs

Retreat On-Land

July 5 - July 14, 2024 Friday - Sunday | 9 nights

The Four Noble Truths and Dependent Origination: Are They Still Applicable?

The Buddha’s teachings of the Four Noble Truths and Dependent Origination were formulated more than 2600 years ago in a social environment that was radically different from that of today’s “Information Age.” Are they still functional and useful in the West in the 21st Century? This retreat will be an opportunity to explore these classical teachings and their related practices, and to discover whether they are indeed effective in illuminating our hearts and minds and in leading us to liberation.

Ajahn Amaro

Ajahn Amaro

Ajahn Nyaniko

Ajahn Nyaniko

Jill Satterfield

Jill Satterfield

Ralph Steele

Ralph Steele

Dharma Library

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