REPEATING SCHEDULE: Daily
START DATE: Friday, December 4, 2020
END DATE: Sunday, December 6, 2020
TIME: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
ORGANIZATION: Seattle Insight Meditation Society
EVENT TYPE: Meditation Retreat Class
TEACHER: Phillip Moffitt
The Buddha’s Satipatthana teaching of the four foundations of mindfulness begins with mindfulness of the body. One of the key instructions is to be mindful of the four elements – earth, water, fire, and wind. In other suttas, he includes space and consciousness in his list of elements.
In this three-day retreat, we will explore how to deepen our practice by focusing on each of these elements. Our specific focus will be on recognizing on how each element manifests as stillness and movement. Included in our inquiry will be the subtle understandings of emotions and mind states that are revealed through such practice.
This retreat is open to students of all levels of practice.
Phillip Moffitt is a co-guiding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Northern California and the founder of the Life Balance Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to the study and practice of spiritual values in daily life (www.lifebalance.org). A specialist in guiding people through change and transition, Phillip combines dharma teachings with his years of practical and spiritual counseling experience to create unique learning opportunities. Phillip is the author of Dancing with Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering (Rodale, April 2008), Emotional Chaos to Clarity (Hudson Street Press, 2012) and has written for numerous magazines, including Yoga Journal, Body and Soul, and Shambhala Sun.
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