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

“When a habitual preference is denied us, then we assume we’re unhappy, which may or may not be true.”

– 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

    Jun
    28
    Fri
    Online: Opening to Inner and Outer Change: A Life Balance Workshop @ Spirit Rock Meditation Center
    Jun 28 – Jun 30 all-day
    Aug
    17
    Sat
    Online: Poetry Day @ Spirit Rock Meditation Center
    Aug 17 all-day
    During “Poetry that Opens the Dharma Heart to Compassion & Insight” with Phillip Moffitt, our sitting and walking practices will be informed by periods of reading poetry to each other. Phillip carefully selects each poem with an eye toward selections that point us to Dharma insights.
    Poems of this nature comfort us and inspire us to take our meditation understandings into our daily life such that we see the world through Dharma eyes and respond from the Dharma heart.
    Oct
    1
    Tue
    Naturally Arising Samādhi (Concentration) @ Spirit Rock Meditation Center
    Oct 1 @ 2:30 pm – Oct 10 @ 11:00 am
    with Phillip Moffitt, Dana DePalma, Tuere Sala, Alex Haley, Ying Chen

    The Buddha emphasized Samādhi practice as one aspect of the Eightfold Path. It can bring joy to your practice and lead to the skillful use of pleasure in the meditative process.

    This retreat develops concentration through specific meditative practices that utilize the mind’s natural capacity to become collected and unified. The focus will be on both developing concentration and exploring the experience of a concentrated and contented mind as a natural, mysterious, and beneficial phenomena. Teachers will also give instructions for utilizing concentration during Insight practice.

    The primary teaching method will be two daily guided meditations, each 45-60 minutes long. Participants are strongly encouraged to listen to guided meditations and a short talk by Phillip Moffitt explaining this naturally-arising approach to Samādhi practice. This retreat will be held in noble silence except for the guided meditations, talks, and teacher-led practice support meetings.

    Books by Phillip Moffitt