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Phillip Moffitt



Phillip Moffitt is an American Buddhist meditation teacher and writer. He taught at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is also the founder of Life Balance Institute where he trains leaders and professionals in how to make major transitions in their lives.

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Dancing With Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering

Why do we suffer? Is there a purpose to our pain? Noting that human beings have wrestled with such questions for thousands of years, Phillip Moffitt has found answers for his own life in Buddhist philosophy and meditation.

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Emotional Chaos to Clarity: Move from the Chaos of the Reactive Mind to the Clarity of the Responsive Mind

Despite our best-laid plans, life is difficult, and we sometimes experience anger, anxiety, frustration, and doubt. This emotional chaos can negatively affect the way we live our lives.

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The Roots of Suffering: Greed, Aversion, and Delusion - Phillip Moffitt

The Buddha taught that the origins of suffering are greed, aversion, and delusion, which he called the Three Unwholesome Roots. Through mindfulness we can liberate ourselves from these tendencies of mind and ease our suffering.

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Awakening through the Nine Bodies: Exploring Levels of Consciousness in Meditation

Based on meditation practices Phillip Moffitt learned twenty years ago from Himalayan yoga master Sri Swami Balyogi Premvarni, this beautifully illustrated book is a guide to exploring the nature of mind and gaining a better understanding of experiences that arise during meditation.

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Start with Your Body

A panel discussion with Phillip Moffitt, Cyndi Lee, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Reggie Ray. Introduction by Anne Carolyn Klein.

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Will Yoga and Meditation Really Change My Life: Personal Stories from 25 of North America’s Leading Teachers

Stephen Cope asked 25 yoga and meditation teachers to share their “tales from the path”—their thoughts on how the long-term practice of yoga and meditation has changed their lives.

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Awakening in the Body

Being mindful of the body is a profound—though often overlooked—opportunity to deepen our meditation and develop our insight, says Phillip Moffitt. Meditating on the body, we discover all four of the Buddha’s noble truths.

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The Mind that Suffers

Recognizing suffering is the first step on the Buddhist path. But what is suffering or dukkha? Dukkha encompasses not only the acute suffering of sickness, aging, and death, but also includes our vague feelings of anxiety and dissatisfaction that underly every moment of our lives.

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Working with Difficult Emotions by Phillip Moffitt / Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Phillip Moffitt, Co-Guiding Teacher at Spirit Rock and author of "Dancing with Life," talks about how to use mindfulness practice to work with difficult or strong emotions such as anger.

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Phillip Moffitt: Stopping the Inner Critic

Phillip Moffitt: Stopping the Inner Critic

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