5/6 days double room:
€ 395/€ 450
5/6 days single room:
€ 461.50/€ 528.50
Includes vegetarian meals.

If you would like to participate but the registration fee is an obstacle, please contact the Chairman of the Dutch Foundation for Insight Meditation, Hans Gijsen: +31 (0)10 4672952.

Date & Time Details: Retreat will begin on Tuesday, 23 October 2018 at 6pm; check in starts 4.00 pm. Retreat will end on Sunday, 28 October 2018 after lunch (about 1pm).

Location: Lage Vuursche (near Hilversum), Netherlands

Address: Venwoude Retreat Center Vuurse Steeg 1, 3749 AN Lage Vuursche

Joyce Curnan or Riët Aarsse

Eligibility: Prior silent meditation practice is required. If you have questions about the suitability of this retreat, please contact Riët or Joyce at:

Language: The retreat will be taught in English.

Sponsored by: Stichting Inzichts Meditatie
(Dutch Foundation for Insight Meditation)

Dana: All retreats of the Dutch Foundation of Insight Meditation are offered on the basis of Dana. There is the opportunity to give ‘dana’ to the teachers at the end of the retreat.

Returning to Love: the Wisdom of Release

With Phyllis K. Hicks and Florence Meleo-Meyer

October 23 - 28, 2018

Insight Dialogue seeks to bring the Dhamma to life in the body and heart as intuitive wisdom. Cultivating awareness of the habitual tensions that maintain suffering and learning the pathways of release reestablishes us freshly in the ever unfolding moment.  Returning to loving presence is a source of resiliency in the midst of life’s challenges. The three bases of Insight Dialogue practice – meditation, wisdom, and relationship – form the foundation and a path of unbinding in the good company of other meditators. Together we begin to realize the power of solitude and communion in our lives.

This retreat combines silent practice with carefully guided Insight Dialogue meditation, Dharma talks, mindful movement, and time in nature, all within the container of noble silence. This is an opportunity to encounter Insight Dialogue for the first time and also for experienced ID meditators to deepen their practice. Free from habitual speech, free from online communications, supported by nature, we learn that space of practice that moves wisely between words and the wordless.

Prior silent meditation experience is required.

Addition to retreat: October 28-29 intensive deepening and sharing ID practice.
From 3 p.m. Sunday 28th October until Monday 29th October Phyllis and Florence will be leading us in learning how to share the Insight Dialogue guidelines and to create and share contemplations with each other. This will be an opportunity for participants who are leading local groups, or who simply wish to practice with friends, to refine their skills in offering Insight Dialogue practice.


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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Florence Meleo-Meyer
Florence Meleo-Meyer is an Insight Dialogue Teacher.  She teaches courses and retreats in Interpersonal Mindfulness, which is based on Insight Dialogue. Florence has taught meditation for over 30 years. She is certified as a Siddha Yoga meditation teacher as well as a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction teacher. She has studied in…
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