Opening to Life
With Phyllis K. Hicks and Anne Michel
May 26 - 31, 2018
Insight Dialogue brings the mindfulness and tranquility of traditional silent meditation practice into our interaction with others. It offers a method for cultivating continuous mindfulness and concentration. Depending on conditions inside us and around us, our perceptions of others and ourselves open the heart with wisdom or trigger habitual patterns of stress and reactivity. Insight Dialogue practice allows us to face the complexity of the relational dimension with mindfulness. When experience is directly received here and now, true investigation into the nature of suffering and it’s release begins. Our fears soften, and trust and calm can settle in us, anchored in wisdom and compassion.
The retreat will be held in silence except for structured periods of Insight Dialogue practice. There will be times of silent sitting, mindful movement, and dialogue in groups of 2 or more, with guided contemplations. Teachings will be offered in English with a French translation.
The retreat is open to beginners and long time practitioners. Prior silent meditation is recommended. If you have questions about the suitability of this retreat please call one of the numbers below.
For more information please visit the Mudita Association website.
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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Anne Michel is an Insight Dialogue Teacher. She facilitates Insight Dialogue groups in Switzerland and leads Insight Dialogue and Vipassana retreats throughout Europe. Anne has practiced Vipassana meditation since 1973, in the Theravada, Forest Monk, and Tibetan traditions, with Western and Eastern teachers. She has taught meditation since 2000, mainly in…
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