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Deepening Your Meditation Through Stillness and Movement Residential Retreat at Spirit Rock

  • Spirit Rock Meditation Center 5000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Woodacre, CA, 94973 United States (map)

Teachers: Phillip Moffitt, Erin Treat, JoAnna Hardy, Alex Haley, Anne Cushman (yoga), Teja Bell (qigong), Leslie Booker (trainee), Solwazi Johnson (trainee), Celeste Young (trainee)

Prerequiste: Completion of at least one 3-night silent Vipassana retreat. 

Details from Spirit Rock:

This is a seven-night Vipassana retreat emphasizing body and energy awareness. In the systematic teaching of Vipassana meditation, it is mindfulness of the body in stillness and movement that are taught first. Thus, mindfulness of the body becomes the ground for understanding emotions and mind states as they arise in practice whether they are pleasant or difficult. Moreover, for many meditation students practicing mindfulness of the body arouses various kinds of bodily energetic experiences that can be confusing, alarming or enticing. 

This silent retreat will offer teachings and a time for discussion of such energetic experiences. Many subtle understandings in regard to stillness and movement will be explored. The primary focus of the retreat is to help you learn how to utilize body awareness more skillfully in your meditation and in daily life. A number of different movement practices may be offered during the retreat.