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

“The more painful your feelings the more likely you are to hold the experience at bay, but to allow the experience in is to embrace life.”

– 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

    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.

    Jan
    3
    Mon
    ONLINE: Spirit Rock Monday Night Meditation & Dharma Talk
    Jan 3 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm

    The Spirit Rock Monday Night sitting group is an opportunity to come together as a community to hear contemporary teachings inspired by the Buddhist tradition and to cultivate the mindfulness and compassion that are the heart of Insight Meditation. This online event is a way to stay connected to one another and to support our practice. It begins with 30 to 40 minutes of guided meditation, followed by a dharma talk. Monday Nights are available via Livestream.

    Books by Phillip Moffitt