All Insight Dialogue Offerings

Introduction to Insight Dialogue

With Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

June 6 - 11, 2017
Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
During this retreat we will meditate together – not next to each other – completely together and truly meditating. We will cultivate mindfulness, quiet concentration, the inquiring mind, energy and other meditative qualities through Insight Dialogue instruction, silent meditation, and a short period of walking meditation and mindful movement. It…

True Refuge: The Heart of Wise Action

With Phyllis K. Hicks and Janet Surrey

June 16 - 20, 2017
Chesterfield, NH
In this Insight Dialogue retreat we will take refuge in awareness, wisdom, and spiritual friendship (Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha) as sources of wise relationship and compassionate action. In these turbulent and challenging times, we will investigate and practice together the Four Noble Truths and cultivate the fruits of relational practice:…

The Power and Challenge of Meditating Together

With Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

July 1 - 6, 2017
Niedersachsen, Germany
During this residential retreat we will meditate together – not next to each other – completely together and truly meditating. We will cultivate mindfulness, quiet concentration, the inquiring mind, energy and other meditative qualities. We will be guided step-by-step through the structured meditation practices of Insight Dialogue and Dharma Contemplation,…

The Challenge of Living Together and Taking Refuge

With Phyllis K. Hicks and Bart van Melik

July 2 - 8, 2017
Naarden, The Netherlands
We are social creatures by nature. Our lives are inextricably interwoven. We need others and social structures in order to survive. Living and being together can bring both great happiness and immense suffering, yet how often do we reflect on how it is to live together? What views do we…

Introduction to Insight Dialogue and Dharma Contemplation

With Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

September 18 - 24, 2017
Dippoldiswalde, Germany
During this residential retreat we will meditate together – not next to each other – completely together and truly meditating. We will cultivate mindfulness, quiet concentration, the inquiring mind, energy and other meditative qualities. We will be guided step-by-step through the structured meditation practices of Insight Dialogue and Dharma Contemplation,…

Relationality As Such: An Insight Dialogue Retreat

With Gregory Kramer

October 20 - 29, 2017
Barre, MA
Registration will be conducted by lottery. Sign up by June 15, 2017. BCBS will announce results June 22, 2017. Humans are relational beings: biologically, psychologically, and in our practical, lived lives. Human evolution is a story of social adaptations, from our brain structures to our hormonal systems, and human society and culture is the…

Awakening Presence in Relationship

With Florence Meleo-Meyer

November 4 - 8, 2017
Bern, Switzerland
As humans we are exquisitely sensitive, every moment awash in a sea of contact. Touching and being touched, feeling, perceiving, and thinking, we create our world. Can we cultivate awareness in these dynamic moments of contact? Is it possible that human relationships are one of the best fields for cultivating…