Dharma
Wisdom

Integrating Buddha’s teachings in daily life with Phillip Moffitt

Dharma
Wisdom

Integrating the Buddha’s teachings in daily life with Phillip Moffitt

“Living with the insistence that the past should be other than what it is is hopeless, yet most people suffer in this way without ever realizing it.”

– Phillip Moffitt

About

In Buddhism, the word Dharma, or Dhamma, means ‘truth.’ It also refers to the teachings of the Buddha and the spiritual insights attained by practicing meditation. I teach a form of meditation called ‘mindfulness,’ which comes from the Theravada Buddhist tradition of Vipassana, or ‘insight,’ meditation. Over the past 20 years, I have taught meditation classes and retreats at Buddhist centers around the country and at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where I am a member of the Teacher Council. In all my teachings, I offer guidance for living the Dharma in daily life.

Teachings

Meditations

Dharma Talks

Videos

Articles

Study Guides

Teachings by Topic

“The great benefit of practicing mindfulness is presence of mind within a storm of emotions.”
– Phillip Moffitt

Featured Teachings

Skillful Change

Awakening through the Nine Bodies

Upcoming Events

Trainings | Classes | retreats

    Nov
    21
    Sun
    ONLINE: The Art and Practice of Forgiveness
    Nov 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

    hosted by Spirit Rock

    The art of forgiveness begins with connecting to the heart. The practice involves learning skills such as metta, mindful acknowledgment, and compassion. Practicing these skills enables you to free yourself from painful identification with past events.

    This is a day to bring remorse or grief about past actions and move beyond feelings of guilt and shame. Likewise, if someone has wronged you, you will be guided toward holding them accountable without closing your heart. Additionally, forgiveness practice will move you toward clarity and acceptance for the ways you have let yourself down.

    Practicing forgiveness allows you to move from a heavy, remorseful heart and a reactive mind to a heart that’s light but still feels regret and a mind that is calm and clear.

    The day will consist of sitting and walking meditation, instruction in the art and practice of forgiveness, a forgiveness ceremony, and include periods of guided silent practice.

    All are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. For more information, please email Registration@spiritrock.org.

    *Recording Note: You will have ~90 days from the original program date to view the program. If you would like access to the recording, you must register by the deadline above. The recording will be available in ~10 days after the program.

    Dec
    3
    Fri
    Seattle Insight Meditation Society Non-Residential Retreat
    Dec 3 @ 7:00 am – Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm
    When we develop our capacity for skillful living, we discover that it is possible to feel a sense of well-being in daily life regardless of whether life is pleasant or difficult. Phillip Moffitt maps out the journey from being caught in the contraction and turmoil of emotional reactivity to the openness and clarity of living with a responsive mind. In this retreat, Phillip will guide you through specific Buddhist teachings and practices that can help you develop a set of life skills, such as setting priorities and identifying core values, that can profoundly improve your ability to respond to any difficult life situation and help you discover a renewed enthusiasm for life. Abiding in the vantage point of a responsive mind creates the possibility to experience and appreciate the joy and peace that are always already here. The retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, and time for questions and answers.
    Jan
    2
    Sun
    Marin Sangha
    Jan 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Marin Sangha is a mindfulness meditation (vipassana) group in Marin County that puts special emphasis on living the dharma in daily life. The evening’s agenda includes guided meditations, mindful movement or walking meditation, and insightful talks that draw upon various aspects of the Buddha’s teachings. Sangha means “community.” Since our inception in 1998, Marin Sangha has been committed to creating a safe and welcoming community where dharma students can come and explore how Buddhist teachings might unfold in their everyday lives. We invite students of all levels of meditation experience and beginners are especially welcome.

    Normally, we meet Sundays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Bayview Room of the St. Luke Presbyterian Church. During The Pandemic, meetings have been live-streamed.  Please click here for details on how to connect.

    Books by Phillip Moffitt