20Jun(Jun 20)3:00 PM27(Jun 27)10:30 AMNine Bodies Insight Retreat -- ONLINEExploring Levels of Consciousness3:00 PM - 10:30 AM (27) Online Teacher(s): Dana DePalma, MA, MFT; Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP; Tuere Sala PrerequisiteNo prerequisiteOpen
Dates: Sunday to Sunday, June 20 - 27, 2021 (8 days). A daily schedule will be posted closer to the retreat. Sliding Scale: $320-$2400, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s). Code
Dates: Sunday to Sunday, June 20 – 27, 2021 (8 days). A daily schedule will be posted closer to the retreat.
Sliding Scale: $320-$2400, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s). Code 272R21.
Please Note: This retreat is offered online only. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we take care of one another and respond skillfully to COVID-19.
Prerequisite: Completion of one (or more) 6-night (or longer) silent, residential insight meditation retreat(s).
The Nine Bodies Insight meditations and teachings presented in this online retreat offer a new method of practicing Insight meditation. We start with establishing mindfulness through the practice of arriving and then turn towards the consciousness of the physical body. Through a series of guided meditations, we will explore ever more subtle levels of consciousness. This map offers a means for tracking and classifying meditative experiences which can help you stay present with whatever arises. Moreover, this method of practice may increase the stability and clarity of your mindfulness and enable the arising of insight.
This method integrates the Nine Bodies teachings on the nature of consciousness from Himalayan yoga master Premvarni Balyogi with Insight meditation dharma teachings.
This retreat includes 3-4 detailed guided meditations per day, dharma talks, walking meditations, and small group meetings. Due to the progressive nature of these teachings, please plan to attend all teaching sessions.
All are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. For more information, please email Registration@spiritrock.org.
14Aug(Aug 14)12:00 AM31(Aug 31)12:00 AMConcentration and AwarenessA Retreat for Experienced Students12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (31) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Guy Armstrong; Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP; Sally Armstrong; Dawn Scott PrerequisiteNo prerequisiteOpens soon
Dates: Saturday to Tuesday, August 14 - 31, 2021 (17 nights/18 days). A daily schedule will be posted closer to the retreat. Sliding Scale: $850-$5108, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Dates: Saturday to Tuesday, August 14 – 31, 2021 (17 nights/18 days). A daily schedule will be posted closer to the retreat.
Sliding Scale: $850-$5108, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s). Code 286R21.
This retreat will be held in-person!
Prerequisite: Completion of at least two 7-day silent residential insight meditation retreats (in-person retreat experience; online retreats are not eligible).
The first half of this retreat will focus on the development of concentration (samadhi), the collectedness and unification of mind that gives it strength and stability. The development of concentration, which comes from cultivating a relaxed attention and ease of mind, can bring joy to your practice and lead to the skillful use of pleasure in the meditative process. Concentration is also a key ingredient in the deepening of meditative insight.
The second half of the retreat will build on the foundation of concentration to explore the nature of awareness, or consciousness, which is the heart of sentient life. Awareness is always with us, revealing the phenomena of our experience, yet we may not have learned how to use it as a focus in meditation. As we deepen our connection to and understanding of this mysterious capacity for knowing, it becomes a powerful pathway to inner freedom and liberation.
Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP