All Insight Dialogue Offerings

Introduction to Insight Dialogue

With Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

August 7 - 12, 2018
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…

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…

The Four Noble Truths: An Insight Dialogue Retreat

With Gregory Kramer and Janet Surrey

October 5 - 8, 2018
Springfield, New Hampshire
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge
Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice that brings together meditative awareness (e.g., mindfulness, concentration), the wisdom teachings of the Buddha and the power of relationship to support insight into the nature, causes, and release of human suffering. This residential retreat will introduce the meditation guidelines of Insight Dialogue and…

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…

Returning to Love: the Wisdom of Release

With Phyllis K. Hicks and Florence Meleo-Meyer

October 23 - 28, 2018
Lage Vuursche (near Hilversum), Netherlands
Insight Dialogue seeks to bring the Dhamma to life in the body and heart as intuitive wisdom. Cultivating awareness of the habitual tensions that maintain suffering and learning the pathways of release reestablishes us freshly in the ever unfolding moment. Returning to loving presence is a source of resiliency in…

Interpersonal Mindfulness: Cultivating Presence in Relationship

With Phyllis K. Hicks and Florence Meleo-Meyer

October 30 - November 4, 2018
Madrid, Spain
In this five-days retreat, we will use the power of relational meditation practice to understand the habits of heart and mind that lead to stress and distress, and how to free ourselves from those habits so that we can live together with greater ease and happiness. Working together in pairs,…

Introduction to Insight Dialogue

With Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

November 9 - 11, 2018
Hendersonville, NC
(near Asheville)
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. It is an opportunity…

Teaching Presence in Relationship

With Phyllis K. Hicks and Florence Meleo-Meyer

March 30 - April 7, 2019
Barza d'Ispra (Varese), Italia
(in the vicinity of Milan, Italy)
A professional training designed to prepare instructors to teach Interpersonal Mindfulness Teaching Presence in Relationship is a training designed to prepare MBSR & MBCT instructors to teach Interpersonal Mindfulness to graduates of mindfulness-based programs. Awareness, mental stability, and calmness associated with silent meditation are developed in practice with others. Based…

Save the (New) Date: An Insight Dialogue Retreat for Therapists and Health Professionals

With Phyllis K. Hicks and Sharon Beckman-Brindley

May 5 - 10, 2019
Hanover County, VA
Register on or before Apr 2, 2019 and receive a $45.00 early registration discount.
This Insight Dialogue retreat, developed by and for mental health professionals, offers a dynamic and practical dialogue between Buddhist psychology, mindfulness meditation, and western psychotherapy.