Evening Meditation Talk with Phillip Moffitt (Online)
A Weekend of Practice with Phillip Moffitt
This weekend of practice includes a Friday night Dharma talk followed by a weekend retreat.
Friday Night Online Dharma Talk, Dec 3, 7-9PM (requires no registration)
Weekend Non-residential retreat, Dec. 4-5, 9-4:30 (requires regular Non-residential retreat registration for 1 or 2 days)
In our dharma community, we have grown more skillful in being able to utilize mindfulness both in our practice times and in our daily lives. We’re very fortunate that this is so. However, what often seems to be missing for many students of the dharma is an orientation, particularly in daily life, to utilizing mindfulness in such a way that well-being is more present in our life.
Said another way, what does it mean to be available to life and how does one establish that availability?
In this Friday evening program, Phillip will lead a meditation that will cultivate a direct experience of knowing availability. In the dharma discussion, we will explore how it aligns so effectively with the Eightfold Path in a very practical way.
This program is followed by an online weekend retreat that will focus on directly experiencing the three steps involved in being available: arriving, being available, and aligning. The phenomenon of being available, the felt sense of “available,” when looked at closely reveals that they are both practical applications of availability and also transformative dimensions. In our weekend together, we will explore both the practical aspects and the transformative dimensions of availability.
The weekend retreat requires registration. Details and registration information are located here.
Phillip Moffitt is a Vipassana meditation teacher, former publishing executive, author, and an instructor at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has taught Theravada Buddhism for over 25 years and served as co-guiding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center from 2010 to 2018. His teacher, the Venerable Ajahn Sumedho, inspired his book on the Four Noble Truths, Dancing with Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering.
Phillip’s most recent book, Awakening through the Nine Bodies, presents his understanding of a set of teachings about the nature of consciousness that were transmitted to him by the Himalayan yoga master Swami Sri Premvarni Balyogi. These teachings are useful to vipassana practitioners who wish to explore in meditation the various qualities and energies of consciousness.
Prior to immersing himself in the study of Theravada Buddhism, Phillip spent over ten years studying and practicing yoga with teachers in the Sivananda and Iyengar traditions. He has written numerous articles about practicing the dharma in daily life for both Buddhist and yoga magazines. Many of these articles, as well as recordings of Moffitt’s dharma talks, can be found on his website Dharma Wisdom.
In addition to teaching meditation, Phillip is the president of Life Balance Institute, which he founded in 1995. In his work at the institute, he trains individuals and groups in the principles of values-based leadership and living with an emphasis on how to skillfully make major life transitions.
Before becoming a meditation teacher and founding Life Balance Institute, Phillip was editor-in-chief and CEO of Esquire and led the successful turnaround of the magazine in the 1980s.
Registration and Donation
Registration is not needed for this sit. SIMS and Teacher dana can be offered online on our Donate page. (Dana is a term for generosity, or freely offered giving). All are welcome regardless of ability to offer dana.
A zoom link will be available on the Online Events page prior to the event.
Thank you for your generosity!
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