Date & Time Details: November 1-3, 2019:
Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday 9:30 am-3:30 pm, Sunday 9:30 am-3:30 pm

Location: Chatham, Ontario Canada

Address: Sati Hall, 21 McKeough Ave.
Chatham, ON, N7L1J3 Canada



Cost: This retreat is offered on DANA (donation) but due to the high interest in this retreat, we are taking a donation deposit that will be returned to you when you arrive or if you cancel up to two weeks in advance. If the deposit is a financial hardship please email us at to discuss other options.

Kalyāṇa-mittatā Retreat: A Gathering of Beautiful Friends

With Mary Burns, Bhikkhu Sukhacitto, Dave Leggatt and Carolynn Barko

November 1 - 3, 2019

You are invited to spend a weekend exploring what it really means to live mindful practice in community, and to explore ways of bringing continuity of practice into our daily lives.

Our vision is to explore the lived experience of Spiritual friendship, to provide the freedom to practice with what is familiar, but also the encouragement to practice with the unfamiliar, to venture close to the edge of the precipice, and to share our discoveries new and old.

Space on this retreat is limited, so please express your interest as soon as possible.

Lunch is a potluck so bring your favorite VEGETARIAN dish and we will enjoy a community meal both Saturday and Sunday.  A large vegetarian (may contain milk and wheat) soup/stew, salad, and bread will be available compliments of Sati Hall.


Mary Burns
Mary Burns, LCSW is an Insight Dialogue Teacher. Mary serves as the Chairperson for Metta Programs Teachers’ Council and as a member of Metta’s Guiding Sangha. She is a faculty member for Metta’s Whole Life Program and Relational Insight Meditation Program. She offers retreats worldwide. Over the years she has…
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Bhikkhu Sukhacitto
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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Dave Leggatt
Dave Leggatt is an Insight Dialogue facilitator and has been leading Insight Dialogue practice in person and online for the past three years. He has been involved in the wider meditation community for many years.
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Carolynn Barko
Carolynn Barko facilitates relational mindfulness, compassionate communication and meditation groups.  She has participated in Insight Dialogue Community teams including Operations, Programs, and OMIP and managed many Insight Dialogue retreats. She is the co-founder and current Executive Director of Sati Hall a Not for Profit Meditation, Mindfulness and Yoga Centre in…
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