Thank You!

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

Fundraiser For Our Teacher Community

Join us to support our Teacher Community Members of our teaching community travel around the globe leading retreats, talks, online programs, and ongoing practice communities. They offer the teachings freely and are sustained by the generosity of the individuals and communities they serve. Beyond their time spent teaching, planning, studying, and traveling for these offerings, they … Continue reading

Teaching Community Transitions

by Metta Programs’ Teachers Council These are rich days for Metta’s teaching community. We are growing and changing, and we have multiple transitions to acknowledge and celebrate. It is with great joy that we announce the matriculation of three Insight Dialogue teachers to the role of Full Teacher. After engaging in a discernment process with … Continue reading

Fond Farewell to Rachel Hien

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the departure of Rachel Hien, Metta Programs’ Operations Manager who shared her last day with the organization on September 26th. Rachel has moved on to a new position at PATH, a Seattle-based international non-profit organization dedicated to global health where she will be engaging partners in Africa … Continue reading

Awaken Together, June 2014, Vol. 4

The latest edition of our e-newsletter is now Available Here. IN THIS ISSUE: Austerity, Relationship, and Purification by Gregory Kramer Deep Change and Renewal: Meeting Metta’s Guiding Sangha and Teachers Council by Gregory Kramer Reflections from the 4th Annual Cascadia Retreat by Nic Redfern and Devon Christie Sidebar – Bringing Retreat Experience into Life – Thai Translations … Continue reading

Awaken Together, April 2014, Vol. 3

  The latest edition of our e-newsletter is now Available Here. IN THIS ISSUE: Right Action on Climate Change – Introduction by Gregory Kramer – The Earth as Witness: International Dharma Teachers’ Statement on Climate Change Stories from My Days in Robes – Part 2 Carbon Footprint of a Barefoot Monastic by Gregory Kramer Sharing … Continue reading

Awaken Together, November 2013, Volume 4

The latest edition of our e-newsletter is now Available Here. IN THIS ISSUE: Peace on Earth, by Sharon Beckman-Brindley Introduction to Online Insight Dialogue Awakening Together in Community, by Lucy Leu Metta Programs Guiding Council Gratitude Metta Poetic Audio Teaching: Cracking Hunger and Ignorance, by Gregory Kramer Warm Wishes to Gregory Retreats and Events Listing Save … Continue reading

Retreats & Programs News

A summary of what’s happening is now available here, with links to a featured retreat, autumn online program, and retreat dates through 2015. We hope you will join us. To receive future e-newsletters and announcements in your email inbox, please use the sign-up in the lower right column of this page.