Cultivating Spiritual Friendship: A Day of Insight Dialogue
With Bhikkhu Sukhacitto and Janet Surrey
November 3, 2018
The Buddha called Spiritual Friendship the “whole of the holy life”; and that one who associates with Noble Friends will expect to progress well on the Path of Awakening. Insight Dialogue is a fully engaged, relational co-meditation practice which develops the Factors of Awakening, including sati (mindfulness) and samadhi (concentration) in relationship with others. The practice grounds relationships in the mutual development of wisdom and compassion.
In this day retreat, we will introduce the six guidelines of Insight Dialogue (Pause, Relax, Open, Attune to Emergence, Listen Deeply, Speak the Truth) and explore the practice in dyads and small groups as a foundation of spiritual friendship in the whole of our lives.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.
Bhikkhu Sukhacitto is an Insight Dialogue Teacher. He was born in Germany in 1963 and first came into contact with Buddhism in 1986 in Thailand by attending a meditation retreat, offered through Wat Suan Mokkh. He ordained there as a novice in 1989 and as a monk in 1990. He returned…
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Janet Surrey, PhD is an Insight Dialogue Teacher. She teaches Insight Dialogue retreats worldwide and leads a monthly practice group in the Boston area. Jan has been a faculty member of Metta’s Relational Insight Meditation Program and serves on Metta Programs’ Teachers Council. Jan has studied with a number of Vipassana…
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