A Whole Life Path: Abiding in Stillness, Engaging with Wisdom
With Gregory Kramer and Jill Shepherd
February 29 - March 29, 2020
An Integrated Practice of Insight Dialogue and Vipassana Meditation
Registration to Open in November.
Please join us for this wonderful opportunity to experience a depth of practice that benefits from the strengths of both relational and individual silent meditation.
It has been a long-held wish of Gregory’s to offer a month-long retreat. He describes it as an opportunity for extending our experience of the meditative qualities that bring the Dhamma alive. This opens the possibility to “really open the doors to freedom from our own contracted, self-limited views.” Gregory and Jill are currently planning to open the retreat with one week of Insight Dialogue, followed by two weeks of silent Vipassana practice (in which there will only be speaking during short interview sessions) and close with another week of Insight Dialogue.
Attendance for the full length of the retreat is required. We understand that attending a month-long retreat is not possible for some of you and that a 2-week retreat would be more feasible. This is very helpful information, and we will take this into consideration for a future offering.
The minimum requirement is to have participated in at least:
- two 7-day Insight Dialogue retreats
- one 7-day Vipassana silent retreat*
- one 10-day Vipassana silent retreat*
At registration, you will fill out an application form which will collect information about your retreat history, medical information, and psychological health. Acceptance into the retreat is subject to approval by the retreat teachers, and may include a brief phone or video interview with Jill Shepherd as part of the application process. For this reason, please wait until your registration is confirmed before making your travel plans. This application process should take no longer than one month.
Gregory Kramer is the Founding Teacher of Metta Programs and has been teaching Insight Meditation since 1980. He developed the practice of Insight Dialogue and has been teaching it since 1995, offering retreats in North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. He has studied with esteemed teachers, including Anagarika Dhammadina, Ven.…
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Jill began practicing insight meditation in Thailand in 1999, and since that time has lived and worked at several meditation centers and monasteries in the US, Australia, England, and Thailand. She recently spent seven years on staff at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, where she participated in…
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