Awakening Together: The Power of Spiritual Friendship
With Bart van Melik and Janet Surrey
December 9, 2018
This daylong retreat will be an opportunity to learn and to deepen the practice of Insight Dialogue, a fully engaged relational meditation practice. Insight Dialogue brings together meditative awareness, the wisdom teachings of the Buddha, and the power of relationship to support insight into the nature, source, and release of human suffering.
In this retreat we will introduce the six meditative guidelines of Insight Dialogue: Pause, Relax, Open, Attune to Emergence, Listen Deeply, and Speak the Truth. We will explore the importance of spiritual friendship on the Path, especially in these times, and how Insight Dialogue practice supports our capacity for nourishing spiritual friendship in our lives.
The retreat will be held in silence as we explore the power of mindful listening and speaking. The retreat is appropriate for those new and experienced with Insight Dialogue.
The registration fee includes teacher support. If you wish to give more in addition to the registration fee, the total (registration fees and additional contributions) will be shared between NYI and the teacher(s).
Bart van Melik, MA is an Insight Dialogue Teacher. Bart has been teaching personal meditation and Insight Dialogue since 2009, with a specific focus on working with diverse populations. He is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders Program at Spirit Rock and is currently in the Spirit Rock/IMS teacher…
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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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