Receiving Dana: Teachers’ Perspectives

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

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

Survey: Online Insight Dialogue Practice

Dear Fellow Practitioners, Greetings on behalf of the Programs Team at Metta. Inspired by the increase in Insight Dialogue (ID) practice around the planet, we are gathering information to determine how to schedule on-line ID practice groups and use teacher-resources that will best meet our community’s needs. If you have interest in practicing ID online (via Skype), … 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