With Anne Michel
October 5 - 10, 2016
Insight Dialogue brings the mindfulness and tranquility of traditional silent meditation practice into our interaction with others. It offers a method for cultivating mindfulness and concentration moment by moment. Depending on conditions inside us and around us, our perceptions of others and ourselves can open the heart with wisdom or create…
With Phyllis K. Hicks, Anne Michel and Janet Surrey
October 25 - November 2, 2016
A few rare spaces are now available for this retreat. Please choose “Register Now” to navigate to the BCBS website and register to reserve your spot. Humans are relational beings: biologically, psychologically, and in our practical, lived lives. Human evolution is a story of social adaptations, from our brain structures to…
With Gary Steinberg and Rosalie Dores
January 30 - May 22, 2017
Online via Zoom
In this nine week online Insight Dialogue course we will experientially explore The Seven Factors Of Awakening. These factors: mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, tranquility, concentration, and equanimity, combine to offer the meditator a practical guide for the development of the mind. The potential fruit of this inquiry is a mind…
With Sharon Beckman-Brindley and Phyllis K. Hicks
March 31 - April 5, 2017
Hanover County, VA
Register on or before Feb 26, 2017 and receive a $45.00 early registration discount.
Much of the time as humans we live, not so much in life as in our mental patterns, our conditioned views about life. When an internal or external experience arises, we meet it with a mind state, a thought, an emotion or a whole story that colors the actual experience and leads…
Relational Dharma Practices
Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice. It brings the mindfulness and tranquility of silent meditation directly into our experience with other people. As humans, we are relational beings; as we begin to wake up, clarity and freedom can illuminate our relationships with others.
Dhamma Contemplation is a simple, contemplative practice that enables us to enter into the Buddha’s teachings. It can be practiced individually, yet as a group practice it is singularly powerful at revealing layers of meaning in these profound early texts.
January 7, 2016
In October, the Insight Dialogue teaching community gathered for their annual retreat and meeting at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Massachusetts. For the first time, the retreat was offered at no expense to the teachers, as a result of generous community support, organized last April via a fundraiser. During the gathering the teaching … Continue reading
May 5, 2015
This year we invited you to offer direct financial support to our teachers by contributing to the room, board, and program costs of their annual retreat. Our goal was to raise $7,640 by April 30th, 2015. This, in addition to Metta Programs’ commitment, would allow ALL members to attend without having to pay out-of-pocket for … Continue reading