Phillip Moffitt "is the founder and president of the Life Balance Institute, a non-profit organization devoted to the study and practice of spiritual values in daily life, and a member of the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Northern California. He teaches vipassana meditation at Spirit Rock and at retreat centers around the United States and Canada, and he teaches a weekly meditation class in Marin County, California. Phillip is the author of Dancing with Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering and has written numerous magazine articles about Buddhism and yoga for Yoga Journal, Shambhala Sun, and Body and Soul. His Yoga Journal article, "The Heart's Intention," was selected for publication in Best Buddhist Writing 2004.
"In addition to teaching meditation, Phillip offers programs in skillful living for individuals through the Life Balance Institute, including an annual weekend workshop at Esalen on "Changes and Transitions" and an annual daylong workshop at Spirit Rock on "Self-Care for Care Providers." He also provides strategic counseling for executives in how to build their capacity for sustained leadership.
"From 1979 till 1986, Phillip was the editor-in-chief and chief executive officer of Esquire magazine. He is the co-author of The Power To Heal and Medicine's Great Journey: One Hundred Years of Healing. His background includes a black belt in Aikido, certification as a somatic educator, and 30 years of practicing and teaching hatha yoga. He has served on the boards of the C.G. Jung Foundation in New York and the C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco."