Date & Time Details: Wednesday 29 Jul – Wednesday 5 Aug 2020 (7 nights)

Location: Devon, England

Address: Gaia House West Ogwell Newton Abbot Devon, TQ12 6EW England

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Insight Dialogue and Spiritual Friendship

With Phyllis K. Hicks, Janet Surrey and Rosalie Dores

July 29 - August 5, 2020

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 of the four noble truths and investigate how to fully receive and be with the challenges of our lives and times. Together we will touch the synergy and complementarity of silent and relational meditation practices for integration and freedom.

The three bases of Insight Dialogue practice – meditation, wisdom, and relationship – form the foundation and a path of unbinding. We discover the power of solitude and communion in our lives.

Experience required:
Participants are required to have previously sat a teacher-led silent retreat of at least five nights.

Please visit the Gaia House website for further information on travel, facilities, and meals.


Phyllis K. Hicks
Phyllis Hicks, DMin, NCLPC is an Insight Dialogue Teacher and teaches Insight Dialogue retreats worldwide. She is a co-author of the Interpersonal Mindfulness Program and serves on Metta Programs Teachers’ Council. Phyllis is a licensed psychotherapist. For thirty years she has brought together Eastern and Western understandings of psychology and…
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Janet Surrey
Janet Surrey, PhD is an Insight Dialogue Teacher. She teaches Insight Dialogue retreats worldwide and leads a monthly practice group in the Boston area. Jan has been a faculty member of Metta’s Relational Insight Meditation Program and serves on Metta Programs’ Teachers Council. Jan has studied with a number of Vipassana…
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Rosalie Dores
Rosalie Dores, MA is an Insight Dialogue Teacher in Training. She has been practicing meditation and yoga since 1992. Her formative meditation practice was within the Vipassana tradition, of S.N. Goenka, and subsequently within the Theravadan and Insight Meditation traditions where she has studied with a variety of teachers. She…
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