Dedicated Practitioner's Program, Spirit Rock Meditation Center
The Dedicated Practitioners Program is an innovative program for serious practitioners of Insight meditation to deepen understanding of the Dharma, strengthen practice, and integrate compassion and wisdom into our day-to-day lives.
Though this program, we study traditional texts and Buddhist suttas and use the dharma, our meditation practice, and our sangha to understand ways suffering and freedom is created in our hearts, our lives, our communities, and the world. Integral to this program is an exploration of the gross and subtle manifestations of social suffering evidenced through innocence and ignorance, and its impact on personal and collective well-being and liberation. Our intention is to create a diverse and vibrant community of practitioners who support each other in waking up and in bringing more wisdom and compassion into the world.
This program, designed as an intensive lay practice period, offers a comprehensive curriculum on the Buddha’s teachings over two years. In addition to five 7-day training retreats, participants commit to maintaining meditative practice, monthly coursework, monthly group meetings, and contact with an interview teacher.
Students who have participated in the past five programs have found that it has had a profound impact on their meditation practice, providing a focus and inspiration for deepening their understanding of Buddhism and bringing the dharma alive in new and often unexpected ways.
The current program (DPP6) is led by the core faculty of Sally Armstrong, Tempel Smith, Ruth King, and Bonnie Duran, along with other senior vipassana teachers.
Become a part of a community that will challenge, broaden and vitalize your understanding and embodiment of central Buddhist teachings and mindfulness. The next Dedicated Practitioner Program will begin in 2021.
For more information, visit Spirit Rock’s Website.