All Insight Dialogue Offerings

570 - 690 euro + IVA 22% to cover costs, plus donation (DANA) for the teachers

Date & Time Details: The retreat will start on Friday June 15 at 18.30 o’clock and will end on Friday June 22nd after lunch.

Location: Italy

Address: Scuola Apostolica Sacro Cuore via Leone Dehon 1, Albino (Bergamo) Italy

Associazione Italiana per la Mindfulness

Prerequisites: The retreat is open to ID beginners and long time meditation practitioners. Prior silent meditation experience is required.

Language: The retreat will be taught in English and Italian.

Untangling All of It—The Personality and the Root Self

With Gregory Kramer, Antonella Commellato and Fabio Giommi

June 15 - 22, 2018

The conditioned personality—called attabhava in the Buddha’s teachings–is the locus of most of our pain: tangled relationships, painful memories, dysfunctional patterns of behavior, and other formations that rush through this life. The Buddha taught that the conditioned personality is a tangle that can be untangled: gradually, patiently, with care. The horse that the conditioned personality rides on is the root self of becoming, or bhava. The process of becoming is the most basic result of elemental clinging. Conditioned personality is a subset of this root process of becoming. This Insight Dialogue retreat provides a window into these two processes—attabhava and bhava—and points to a common theme of untangling. The personal is neither denied and rejected, nor is it clung to. The root process of becoming becomes familiar in the light of insight practice, and is engaged with skillfully in the untangling project with care 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 two or more, with guided contemplations.

Registration: Associazione Italiana per la Mindfulness;


Gregory Kramer
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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Antonella Commellato
Antonella Commellato, MA is an Insight Dialogue Teacher.  She co-teaches retreats and facilitates a weekly Insight Dialogue practice group and Dharma Contemplation groups in Milan, Italy.  Antonella is available to teach daylong retreats and workshops. Antonella began to meditate in the Vipassana tradition, attending several retreats led by Corrado Pensa. …
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Fabio Giommi
Fabio Giommi, PhD is an Insight Dialogue Teacher.  He is a faculty member of Metta’s Relational Insight Meditation Program, co-teaches retreats, and facilitates a weekly Insight Dialogue practice group in Milan, Italy.  Fabio is available to teach daylong retreats and workshops. Fabio began to meditate in 1997 in the Vipassana…
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