Phillip Moffitt Non-residential Retreat (Online)
One event on December 3, 2023 at 9:00 am
Friday Evening Talk
Dec 1st 7:00PM to 9:00PM PT
Saturday and Sunday Non-Residential Retreat
Dec 2-3 9:00AM to 4:30PM PT
Finding Delight In Practice
Join us for a weekend with Guest Teacher Phillip Moffit. There will be a Friday evening Online Program and a weekend Online retreat. No registration is required for the Friday evening program. Registration will be required for this weekend retreat.
By learning to orient more to the “felt sense” in your meditation practice, you may discover a realm of experiences that are surprisingly available and delightful. We often have unrecognized tendencies of over-efforting and tension in our practice that makes it unnecessarily difficult and can even be in the way of concentration and insight developing.
Sometimes there is a kind of hidden structure in our practice that was formed by our expectations and doubts that prevent us from experiencing the possibility of ease in Vipassana meditation.
This weekend retreat is an opportunity to have a fresh experience of many of the dimensions of Insight practice. The invitation is for you to claim for yourself your innate and unrecognized capacities for realizing the dharma.
All levels of practitioners are welcome.
Phillip Moffitt is a Buddhist meditation teacher and writer based 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. Phillip is an honorary co-founder and the creator of the practice method that is the focus of the nonprofit organization Dharma Ground, which offers online retreats and classes integrating the Nine Bodies map of consciousness and the Theravada Insight Meditation tradition.
Phillip is also the founder and president of Life Balance Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting individuals in developing the skills to live a values-based life with an emphasis on how to skillfully make major life transitions.
He is the author of three books: Awakening through the Nine Bodies, Emotional Chaos to Clarity, and Dancing with Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering. 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 Phillip’s dharma talks, can be found on his website Dharma Wisdom.
Registration & Donation
Registration for this retreat is required. The suggested event donations are listed below, plus teacher dana. Dana is a term for generosity, or freely offered giving. Donations for SIMS can be offered on our website on the Donate page.
People may offer teacher dana online via PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/LifeBalanceInstitute
Or they may send a check payable to Life Balance Institute to:
Life Balance Institute
P.O. Box 725
Tiburon, CA 94920
A zoom link and all information about joining this event will be sent to everyone who registers.
All are welcome. For questions about the retreat, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.