Will Kabat-Zinn, MA

Residential Retreat Teacher

Will Kabat-Zinn, MA has been practicing meditation for over two decades and has spent extended time in silent retreat both in the US and in Burma. He is passionate about helping people put into practice and experience for themselves the liberating power of mindfulness. Will has taught meditative practices to diverse populations including , educators, scientists, incarcerated youth, law enforcement professionals, parents, and business and technology leaders, and spent a year as an executive in residence at the UC Berkeley HAAS School of Business. He leads retreats and practice intensives around the country and in Europe and hosts a local meditation community in Berkeley where he lives with his wife and two children.

One characteristic of all phenomena in this conditioned world we live in is that they are in a state of flux and change. No thing, given its impermanence, can provide a lasting resting place, refuge, or sense of peace and fulfillment. No thing. And the attempt to find lasting satisfaction, completion, fulfillment, or safety in changing phenomena gives rise to dukkha—mental suffering, and dis-ease—the second characteristic. The third characteristic of existence is that they are anattā, which means “selfless in nature.” Everything is arising due to causes and conditions, and nothing in the phenomenal world comes about outside of the domain of causes and conditions.
 
Will Kabat-Zinn, Impermanence, Instability, and Selflessness

Will Kabat-Zinn's Upcoming Programs

Retreat On-Land

May 26 - May 30, 2024 Sunday - Thursday | 4 nights

The Body as Nature, Nature in the Body: Dharma and Our Connection to the Earth

Our body can be a vehicle for liberation in this life, containing all we need to wake up. Yet we may not know how to relate to the body in the ways that can support this kind of freedom. Throughout this retreat, we will practice connecting to our body with loving awareness while recognizing ourselves as an essential part of nature. Together, we will engage in noble silence as we are nurtured and supported by the land at Spirit Rock.

Anushka Fernandopulle

Anushka Fernandopulle

Will Kabat-Zinn

Will Kabat-Zinn

Cara Lai

Cara Lai

Dharma Library

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