Suggested contribution:
$25-50 registration + teacher donation

Date & Time Details: Saturday December 7, 2019
9:30am – 4:30pm EST

Location: Easthampton, MA

Address: Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley 116 Pleasant St #242 Easthampton, MA 01027


Kindling the Light of Awareness: An Insight Dialogue Retreat

With Janet Surrey and Florence Meleo-Meyer

December 7, 2019

In this season of diminishing daylight, we cultivate and celebrate the light of awareness as we turn toward the darkness of night and winter. The words “make of yourself a light” are said to be the Buddha’s last words. In this daylong retreat, we will introduce the engaged co-meditation practice of Insight Dialogue and explore the flow and rhythms of practicing alone in silent practice and together in contemplative relational practice. We will explore the power of cultivating mindfulness, concentration and loving kindness in relationship and the depth and brightness of illumination when “two or more are gathered” with the shared aspiration of awakening. There will be periods of silent practice, Insight Dialogue, and mindful movement.

Please visit the Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley website for more information on their center and registration.


Janet Surrey
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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Florence Meleo-Meyer
Florence Meleo-Meyer is an Insight Dialogue Teacher.  She teaches courses and retreats in Interpersonal Mindfulness, which is based on Insight Dialogue. Florence has taught meditation for over 30 years. She is certified as a Siddha Yoga meditation teacher as well as a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction teacher. She has studied in…
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