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Dawn Scott

Dawn Scott has been practicing Insight Meditation since 2008 and served as the Family Program Coordinator for eight years at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.  She is a graduate of the Insight Meditation Society’s 2017 – 2021 teacher training program, a co-principal teacher of Marin Sangha, and is a core teacher of Spirit Rock’s Liberation, Emptiness, and Awareness Practices (LEAP) Program and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and Insight Meditation's joint program, Exploring the Heart of Freedom.  Dawn has a deep love of long retreat practice and the Buddha's liberating teachings.

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February 5, 2020 - Five Faculties: Mindfulness

One metaphor for sati (mindfulness) is water. Like water, sati is transparent. It can take the shape of whatever it is aware of, and allow an intimacy, a deep knowing, of whatever awareness is shining its light on.

Sometimes in the suttas, sati is described as limpid, meaning undarkened. The metaphor of seeing clearly runs through this practice. Limpid is used to describe eyes that are unclouded, eyes that are clear. When sati grows in strength, it’s effortless. It just effortlessly knows experience.

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