This retreat will focus on using contemplative investigation (one of the crucial “Factors of Awakening”) to both deepen and broaden our direct, experiential understanding of who and what we are most fundamentally. We will use the basic practices of sitting and walking, along with discussion, guided instruction and individual interviews to support finding our own fundamental questions of inquiry and working with them throughout the day.
This retreat will be most beneficial to those who have an established practice of at least one full year.
Doug Phillips has taught insight meditation since 1995. He brings a strong commitment and interest to the integration of formal practice and intimacy in relationships in daily living. His teaching has been deeply influenced by Larry Rosenberg, Vimala Thakar and J. Krishnamurti, and he is the Senior Guiding Teacher for Empty Sky Sangha in West Cornwall, CT and Lexington, MA. Doug is also an authorized teacher of Koan Zen in the Soto tradition and a psychologist in private practice in Newton, MA.