Dancing with Life: The Twelve Insight Practices of the Four Noble Truths

February 14, 2020 – February 17, 2020 all-day
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
5000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard P.O Box 169
Spirit Rock
Dancing with Life: The Twelve Insight Practices of the Four Noble Truths @ Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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.

Phillip Moffitt is a Buddhist meditation teacher and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He served as Co-Guiding Teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center from 2010-2018 and leads meditation retreats throughout the United States. Phillip is also the founder and president of the Institute for Change & Transition where he trains leaders and professionals in how to skillfully make major transitions in their lives.

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.