• $600.00 – before April 18
  • $630.00 – after April 18

Date & Time Details: Registration: May 18, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Closing: May 25, noon (lunch optional)

Location: Samish Island Camp, Bow, WA

Address: 11633 Scott Rd., Bow, WA 98232

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More Info: www.cascadiainsightdialogue.com

Dana: The Annual Cascadia Insight Dialogue Retreat is realized through communal acts of dana. Teachers freely offer the teachings; members of the retreat-team freely offer whatever it takes to plan and execute each year’s retreat. Participants freely offer their gifts to the teachers to support the teachings. We are each a part of this circle of generosity.

9th Annual Cascadia Insight Dialogue Retreat

With Gregory Kramer, Nicola Redfern and Tuere Sala

May 18 - 25, 2019

Refuge in the Fire

The fires of the world have been very hot. There is injustice, anger, and degradation of dignity and truth. Yet this is the world in which we live.

How do we find refuge in meditation and Dhamma without shutting out the pain of the world?
How often do we create more suffering trying to save ourselves from suffering?

Such are the questions that intertwine in the context of a commitment to liberating the mind while living with the social injustices of today’s society and engaging in meaningful action in the world. Our practice encourages us to open our hearts and yet the suffering of the world can sometimes seem unbearable. Without solid refuge, we can easily get lost.

In this year’s retreat, we will investigate the personal, interpersonal, and social dimensions of ignorance that fuel both our own suffering and the suffering in the world. We will be developing mindfulness and gathered attention as refuge. Together we will contemplate the teachings and mind states that nurture and strengthen us. Through an attentive weaving of meditative dialogue, silent meditation, and time in nature we will deepen the essential meditative qualities that support inquiry into this shared human experience.


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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Nicola Redfern
Nicola Redfern is an Insight Dialogue teacher with an extensive background in both Zen and Vipassana meditation. She has been trained to teach Insight Dialogue by founding teacher Gregory Kramer. With a strong belief that awakening is not simply a solo endeavor, she’s particularly interested in getting meditation off the cushion and…
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Tuere Sala
Tuere Sala, one of the guiding teachers at the Seattle Insight Meditation Society, is a retired prosecuting attorney who has practiced Vipassana meditation for over 25 years. Tuere believes that urban meditation is the foundation for today’s practitioner’s path to liberation. She is inspired by bringing the Dharma to nontraditional…
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