All Insight Dialogue Offerings

Location: Bristol, England and online

Address: varies

Contact and Registration:
Tel: 0117 9632505

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.

Insight Dialogue Retreat: The Lineage of Kindness

With Phyllis K. Hicks and Jane Cutler and Jane Whitehead

June 15 - 17, 2018

Kindness is at the heart of all spiritual enquiry and knows no boundaries. This weekend of Insight Dialogue is offered as an experiment and as support for integrating the kindness of practice into everyday life: finding stillness and an open heart walking in nature, meeting in person, sitting at home, and opening to one another through the world wide web.

This weekend of practice is open to anyone with an established silent meditation practice and with an interest in Insight Dialogue, whether new to Insight Dialogue or experienced practitioners. Join us for the whole or part of the weekend.

Friday 15th June 6pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Meet at Ladye Bay, Clevedon
An evening walk
Saturday 16th June 9am – 5pm
Venue: St Michaels Parish Hall, Bristol
A day of Insight Dialogue
Sunday 17th June 10am – 1pm
Venue: In your own home
A morning extending practice through the on line technology of Zoom. Guidance will be given for those practicing on line for the first time.

This retreat structure will be offered simultaneously to groups in Europe, led by Insight Dialogue facilitators working alongside Phyllis. European participants may join the Sunday Zoom 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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Jane Cutler and Jane Whitehead
Jane Cutler and Jane Whitehead have been students of Zen Master Dae Gak of Furnace Mountain Zen Centre, Kentucky since 1999, and they co-abbot Bristol Zen Centre. They have both been practicing Insight Dialogue and co-facilitating ID groups in Bristol since 2008. In 2015, they joined the Facilitators’ Cohort with…
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