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    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.

    Nov
    17
    Sun
    Online: Nine Bodies Insight Experienced Students Retreat @ Dharma Ground
    Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 11:00 am

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    Dec
    6
    Fri
    Seattle Insight Meditation Society Non-Residential Retreat @ Seattle Insight
    Dec 6 – Dec 8 all-day

    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.