All Insight Dialogue Offerings

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…

Spiritual Friendship on the Noble Eightfold Path

With Janet Surrey and Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

December 1 - 4, 2017
Mooinooi, South Africa
The Buddha described spiritual friendship as the “whole of the holy life.” This residential retreat will introduce the meditation guidelines of Insight Dialogue and offer an opportunity to explore the possibilities of a fully engaged co-meditation practice. We will explore the origins of suffering as well as the great potential…

Spiritual Friendship on the Noble Eightfold Path

With Janet Surrey and Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

December 6 - 10, 2017
KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
This residential retreat will introduce the meditation guidelines of Insight Dialogue and offer an opportunity to explore the possibilities of a fully engaged co-meditation practice. We will explore the origins of suffering as well as the great potential of cultivating together the factors of awakening, including mindfulness, concentration, equanimity, loving…

Spiritual friendship on the Noble Eightfold Path

With Bhikkhu Sukhacitto and Janet Surrey

December 12 - 17, 2017
Ixopo, South Africa
This residential retreat introduces the meditation guidelines of Insight Dialogue and offers an opportunity to explore the possibilities of a fully engaged co-meditation practice. We will explore the origins of suffering as well as the great potential of cultivating together the factors of awakening, including mindfulness, concentration, equanimity, loving-kindness and…

Touching the Possible, Living Peace: A New Year’s Insight Dialogue Retreat

With Phyllis K. Hicks

January 4 - 7, 2018
Durham, NC
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. Learning how to cultivate mindfulness in the flow of daily life and relationships is a profound resource for peace and wise action. In this…

Discovering the Synergy of Wisdom, Relationship, and Meditation

With Florence Meleo-Meyer

January 5 - 7, 2018
Stockbridge, MA
During this residential Insight Dialogue retreat we will explore the causes of suffering within relationship, while cultivating concentration, mindfulness, and compassion. This relational practice investigates speaking and listening as meditation, held and nourished by a deep foundation of silence. Insight Dialogue encourages greater ease, freedom, care, and kindness in your personal…

Insight Dialogue Retreat

With Patricia Genoud-Feldman

January 18 - 21, 2018
Beatenberg, Switzerland
This four day retreat will unfold in complete silence apart from the Insight Dialogue practice and group interviews with the teacher. The retreat will be of most benefit to those with previous experience of meditation. The retreat will be led in English, and dialogues can be done either in English,…

Kalyāṇa-mittatā Retreat: A Gathering of Friends

With Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

January 20 - 27, 2018
near Hannover, Germany
Experienced Insight Dialogue practitioners and teachers are invited to spend a week exploring what it really means to live the practice in community, to experience the practice unrestrained by the ‘now this, now that’ structure of formal retreats, and to explore ways of bringing continuity of practice into our daily…

Kalyāṇa-mittatā Retreat: A Gathering of Friends

With Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

February 17 - 24, 2018
near Hannover, Germany
Experienced Insight Dialogue practitioners and teachers are invited to spend a week exploring what it really means to live the practice in community, to experience the practice unrestrained by the ‘now this, now that’ structure of formal retreats, and to explore ways of bringing continuity of practice into our daily…

Save the Date: 8th Annual Cascadia Insight Dialogue Retreat

With Gregory Kramer and Mary Burns

May 15 - 23, 2018
Bow, WA
Registration will open in late 2017. Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice that brings the mindfulness and tranquility of traditional Buddhist meditation into our interactions with others. Through an attentive weaving of meditative dialogue practice, silent meditation, mindful movement, and time in nature, we will deepen the essential meditative…

The Synergy of Meditation, Wisdom, and Relationship

With Phyllis K. Hicks and Rosalie Dores

June 13 - 19, 2018
Nièvre, France
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 mindfulness? In…

Kalyāṇa-mittatā Retreat: A Gathering of Friends

With Mary Burns and Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

June 21 - July 1, 2018
Toronto, Canada
Experienced Insight Dialogue practitioners and teachers are invited to spend ten days exploring what it really means to live the practice in community, to experience the practice unrestrained by the ‘now this, now that’ structure of formal retreats, and to explore ways of bringing continuity of practice into our daily…

Save the Date: Untangling the Knot at the Heart of Fabricating “Self” and “Other”

With Gregory Kramer, Janet Surrey and Rosalie Dores

September 18 - 25, 2018
Devon, England
Understanding suffering and its cessation calls us to investigate the knot-hard tangle of the self. That knot is held tight by thirst, by craving.  When two or more are gathered, great forces are at work and we usually pull the knots tighter. But these forces can also untangle the knot. As mindfulness…

Untangling All of It: The Personality and the Root Self

With Gregory Kramer

October 13 - 21, 2018
Barre, MA
The conditioned personality—called attabhava in the Buddha’s teachings–is the locus of most of our pain: tangled relationships, painful memories, dysfunctional patterns of behavior, and other formations that rush through this life. The Buddha taught that the conditioned personality is a tangle that can be untangled: gradually, patiently, with care. The…