All Insight Dialogue Offerings

Price
  • $425.00 – includes all meals and accommodations

Date & Time Details: Tuesday August 8th to Sunday August 13th, 2017 (5 nights)

Location: Spring Creek, NC

Address:

Southern Dharma Retreat Center Please visit the Southern Dharma website for further information on travel, facilities, and meals: www.southerndharma.org/retreats.shtml

Contact:
Sharon Beckman-Brindley
sharonbb10@gmail.com

Dana: This retreat is offered in the Buddhist tradition of dana. The teachers receive no payment and offer their time, energy, and wisdom as a gift to their students. Donations offered by the students at the end of the retreat support the teachers’ livelihoods.

Awakening Together: An Insight Dialogue Retreat

With Sharon Beckman-Brindley and Phyllis K. Hicks

August 8 - 13, 2017

The Buddha taught that the way to peace, joy and happiness is release: a state of mind and heart that has let go of the relentless insistence that our life and our relationships be other than what they are. In this retreat, we will inquire deeply together into this teaching, into the nature of this release and into the forces that obscure our minds and constrict our hearts from resting in its natural ease.

We will practice both traditional silent meditation and Insight Dialogue, an interpersonal meditation form based in Vipassana. In Insight Dialogue we bring the mindfulness and tranquility of our meditation directly into our dialogue with others. This co-meditation practice allows us a deep investigation into suffering and the ending of suffering as we share together in deep practice. We find that fears and concepts soften and trust and calm naturally arise as we rest anchored in universal wisdom, kindness and compassion.

Because Insight Dialogue meditation builds on our silent meditation, an ongoing meditation/mindfulness practice and previous retreat experience is requested for participation in this retreat. If you have questions about the suitability of this retreat for you, please feel free to email Phyllis or Sharon.

Teachers

Sharon Beckman-Brindley
Sharon Beckman-Brindley, Ph.D., is an Insight Dialogue Teacher who has taught Insight Dialogue retreats worldwide. As a clinical psychologist, Sharon has served as team leader for Metta’s Relational Insight Meditation Program. She also served on the Metta Programs’ Teachers Council. Sharon has practiced Vipassana meditation for over thirty years. Since 2001 she…
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Phyllis K. Hicks
Phyllis Hicks, DMin, NCLPC is an Insight Dialogue Teacher and teaches Insight Dialogue retreats worldwide.  She is a team leader for the Interpersonal Mindfulness Program, has been a faculty member for Metta’s Relational Insight Meditation Program, and serves on Metta Programs Teachers’ Council. She has also taught for Metta’s Whole…
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