February 2020

14Feb(Feb 14)8:00 AM17(Feb 17)6:00 PMDancing with Life: The Twelve Insight Practices of the Four Noble Truths8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (17) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Friday, February 14 – Monday, February 17, 2020; 8:00am – 6:00pm.
Sliding Scale:
$460 – 1000. Code PM1P20.
Note: The average cost per person, per day to Spirit Rock to offer a program is $160.


The four noble truths are the Buddha’s first teaching, which is said to contain the sum of all of his teachings. There is a rarely taught practice, based on one of the oldest Theravadan texts, of utilizing the four noble truths to attain twelve insights that bring freedom and well-being. These insights prescribe a radically different way for us, with all of our vulnerability and fear, to engage with life just as it is and find joy even in the midst of suffering.

In this four-day, silent retreat, we will explore each of the four noble truths in depth and learn how we can apply the insights of this teaching to our daily lives. The goal of this retreat is to discover how the four noble truths become the four ennobling truths.

Each day will have periods of sitting and walking meditation along with dharma talks, discussion, and Q&A.

Open to all levels of experience.

General Information

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