All Insight Dialogue Offerings

All Insight Dialogue Offerings

ONLINE & IN-PERSON

Metta Programs offers specific relational meditation practices and teachings in support of wisdom, truth, relinquishment, and peace. Its central offering is a relational understanding of early Buddhist teachings and the innovative, structured meditation practice of Insight Dialogue.

To support practice, Metta Programs offerings are available worldwide through retreats, online offerings, and via local practice communities that are facilitated by teachers and students trained in relational Dhamma and Insight Dialogue.

 

Exploring the Relationship between Silent Insight Meditation and Insight Dialogue

With Jill Shepherd

April 4, 2020
London, England
This will be offered online. Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice grounded in core Buddhist teachings that cultivate wisdom and compassion as a path to complete freedom of heart and mind. Through guided meditations, relational dialogues, and teachings drawn from the Satipatthana Sutta or Four Establishments of Mindfulness (the…

Sangha Live Online Dharma Practice Group

With Gregory Kramer

May 24, 2020
Online
Sangha Live is a Dharma practice group that you can join from anywhere in the world. Each Sunday renowned Insight Meditation teachers offer meditation instruction, teachings, and live Q&A on video. Sangha Live functions just like city-based Insight Meditation groups around the world, but you can attend from anywhere. On…

Einführung in den Einsichtsdialog / Introduction to Insight Dialogue

With Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

June 12 - 16, 2020
Kandersteg, Switzerland
During this retreat we will meditate together – not next to each other – completely together and truly meditating. We will cultivate mindfulness, quiet concentration, the inquiring mind, energy and other meditative qualities through Insight Dialogue instruction and silent and walking meditation.

Kalyana-mittata Retreat: A Gathering of Beautiful Friends

With Mary Burns and Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

June 26 - July 5, 2020
Keswick, Ontario
Experienced Insight Dialogue practitioners and teachers are invited to spend ten days exploring what it really means to live the practice in community and to explore ways of bringing continuity of practice into our daily lives as we meditate together while sharing our daily tasks. Our vision is to explore…

Insight Dialogue and Spiritual Friendship

With Phyllis K. Hicks and Janet Surrey

July 29 - August 5, 2020
Devon, England
This retreat will illuminate the power of spiritual friendship (kalyāṇa-mitta) as a path for deeply understanding and living the Dharma. As the Buddha’s teachings come to life in our hearts and minds we can have the direct experience of participating in a community of awakening. We will delve into each…

Practicing Insight Dialogue with Others

With Phyllis K. Hicks

August 14 - 16, 2020
Loenen, Netherlands
Attendance to Engaging Fully and Wisely: An Insight Dialogue Retreat with Phyllis K. Hicks and Bart van Melik, August 9 - 14, 2020, required for registration. If you are inspired to offer the practice to others in your local communities, you can register to continue with Phyllis for this post-retreat opportunity to cultivate…

Einführung in den Einsichtsdialog / Introduction to Insight Dialogue

With Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

November 6 - 8, 2020
Hamburg, Germany
Wir ergründen in diesem Kurs, wie wir den Einsichtsdialog im Alltagsleben anwenden können und orientieren uns dabei am edlen achtfachen Pfad. Der Einsichtsdialog ist eine zwischenmenschliche Meditationspraxis auf der Grundlage von Vipassana. Durch den Dialog wird die Achtsamkeit und Geistesruhe der traditionellen, stillen Meditationsübung in die Interaktion mit anderen eingebracht.…

Everyday Insight Dialogue

Open Dates
Online via Zoom
Drop-in sessions are the last Monday of each month at 9:00-10:30 am in the UK, 8:00-9:30 pm in Australia. Drop-in sessions are open to anyone with Insight Dialogue experience. You may join a drop-in session once or monthly; it's up to you.

Thursday Weekly Drop-in Sessions

With Dave Leggatt

Open Dates
Online via Zoom
Drop-in sessions are Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 pm ET. Drop-in sessions are open to anyone with some experience in a contemplative practice and familiarity with Insight Dialogue through reading or practice. You may once or every week; it's up to you.

Monday Weekly Drop-in Sessions

With Sue Brown, Michael Wilder, Patricia Fontaine and Susie Clarion

Open Dates
Online via Zoom
Drop-in sessions are Monday from 11:00 am-12:15 pm ET. Drop-in sessions are open to anyone with some experience in a contemplative practice and familiarity with Insight Dialogue through reading or practice. You may once or every week; it's up to you.

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