Devon Hase

Devon Hase

I started meditating and studying dharma in the year 2000, when I was a sophomore in college. I’ve spent several years in meditation retreat in the Insight and Vajrayana traditions and have studied closely with Joseph Goldstein, Tara Brach, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, and many others.

Before teaching dharma full time, I was a classroom teacher for a decade, where I focused on social and cultural studies. I’m also a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Community Dharma Leaders program and the Insight Meditation Society teacher training program.

As a dharma teacher, I support practitioners with personal dharma mentoring, serve on retreat teams at the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock, and offer meditation retreats with nico. I enjoy supporting serious practitioners and new mindfulness teachers through a variety of apprenticeship programs including Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s MMTCP and Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leaders.

I’m passionate about depth practice, both in retreat and in daily life, and I’m deeply grateful to my Asian teachers who have modeled these forms so beautifully. These days, I’m interested in how we can best support the lineage traditions in ways that feel accessible, inclusive, and relevant to our complex times.

Also, nico and I wrote a book. It’s called How Not To Be A Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life, and it offers six pieces of sound advice for keeping steady in the spin.

Events with Devon Hase

Program Template 2025 - Residential (lodging rates)__Simplicity + Stillness: Cultivating the 5 Spiritual Strengths
April 16 - 20, 2025

This in-person retreat is open to both beginners and experienced practitioners. During this weeklong spring insight meditation retreat, we will learn to slow down and attune to the fresh simplicity of our present moment experience, rest in stillness, and connect with the heart’s inner capacity for healing and freedom. We will be exploring the cultivation of the 5 spiritual strengths or the 5 spiritual faculties that the Buddha taught: cultivating mindfulness, confidence or trust, persistence, concentration, and wisdom to support the development of our meditation practice. We’ll tend to the heart and mind with compassionate mindfulness and strengthen our connection…

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