Phillip Moffitt


Phillip Moffitt is a Buddhist meditation teacher and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has served as co-guiding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center since 2010 and leads meditation retreats throughout the United States. His teacher, the Venerable Ajahn Sumedho, inspired his book on the Four Noble Truths, Dancing with Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering (Rodale, 2008).

Prior to immersing himself in the study of Theravadan Buddhism, Moffitt spent over ten years studying and practicing yoga with teachers in the Sivananda and Iyengar traditions. He has written numerous articles for both Buddhist and yoga magazines and journals.

In addition to teaching meditation, Moffitt is the president of Life Balance Institute, which he founded in 1995. In his work at the institute, he trains individuals and groups in the principles of values-based leadership and living with an emphasis on how to skillfully make major transitions. His book, Emotional Chaos to Clarity (Penguin, 2012), presents many of the principles that he uses in Life Balance work.

Before becoming a meditation teacher and founding Life Balance Institute, Moffitt was editor-in-chief and CEO of Esquire and led the successful turnaround of the magazine in the 1980s.


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  • Phillip Moffitt – presentation (Rohnert Park, CA)

    Dec 07, 2017 06:12pm

    1 Double Tree Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

  • Phillip Moffitt – retreat (Woodacre, CA)

    May 29, 2018 03:05pm

    5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Woodacre, CA 94973

  • Phillip Moffitt – retreat (Seattle, WA)

    Dec 01, 2017 12:12am

    2729 6th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98134