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Nine Bodies Insight Retreat: Exploring Capacities of Consciousness

The Nine Bodies teaching presents a unified map of the various capacities of consciousness, which are often only partially recognized (or completely unrecognized) even among long-term practitioners. This retreat offers a new method of practicing Insight Meditation in which consciousness itself becomes the object of meditation.

The retreat follows a distinct teaching style that will be unfamiliar to first-time Nine Bodies Insight practitioners. The primary teaching method is two daily detailed guided meditations, each of which are 45-60 minutes long. Potential participants are strongly encouraged to listen to guided meditations ahead of time to experience this style of practice. Guided meditations by all three teachers, from last year’s retreat, can be found here.

This retreat will be held in noble silence except for the guided meditations, talks, and teacher-led practice support meetings. This retreat is not recommended for those experiencing acute grief or other strong mental or emotional challenges.

2023-06-11 (8 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2023-06-12 Afternoon Sit with Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:31
Tuere Sala
Physical and vital bodies
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