Marcia Rose is the founding and guiding teacher of The Mountain Hermitage and founding teacher of Taos Mountain Sangha. She has been studying and practicing Buddhist teachings and meditation with Asian and Western teachers since 1970, primarily in the Theravada-Vipassana (Path of the Elders) tradition.
Her own teaching reflects a clear influence from the Burmese Mahasi Vipassana and Pa-Auk Forest Monastery lineages with authorization from Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw to teach Samatha and Jhanas in his lineage.
She has also studied and practiced in the Dzogchen Tibetan Buddhist tradition with Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche. Marcia was resident teacher for staff at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, MA from 1991-1995.
Marcia Rose has been one of the teachers for the annual three-month retreat at IMS, and currently is an occasional visiting teacher at IMS and a regular visiting at The Forest Refuge in Barre, MA.
Marcia teaches Vipassana, Concentration, Brahma Vihara, and Creative Process retreats in various U.S. and international venues, and is dedicated to offering these ancient and timeless teachings in ways that make them accessible and authentic for contemporary culture.
Marcia Rose’s Mindfulness Meditations
Marcia Rose talks about the 3rd factor of enlightenment: wise effort. Wise effort is so intricate to energy, i.e., ever present in every mental activity.
Listen to Guided Meditation on Patience by Marcia Rose. With patience being the most important and necessary quality with mindfulness insight.
Marcia Rose talks about the seamless circle of the paramies of generosity. Paramies are the accumulated forces of purity within the heart and mind.
Marcia Rose gives an exercise: introduction to seeing drawing as a form of meditative activity. “When we start to draw we begin to see.”
Marcia Rose introduces the “drawing yourself” exercise. First is to draw a part of yourself, either the hand or the foot.
Marcia Rose reflects on the Monet Poem: Monet refuses the Operation by Lisel Mueller. And another, Shoveling Snow With Buddha – Poem by Billy Collins.
Marcia Rose talks about wise concentration. It’s one of the 7 factors of awakening: mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, tranquility, concentration and equanimity.