Our Teachers

Gregory Kramer

Gregory Kramer is the Founding Teacher of Metta Programs and has been teaching Insight Meditation since 1980.  He developed the practice of Insight Dialogue and has been teaching it since 1995, offering retreats in North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia.  He has studied with esteemed teachers, including Anagarika Dhammadina, Ven. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Mahanayaka Thero, Achan Sobin Namto, and Ven. Punnaji Maha Thero. Gregory is the author of : Insight Dialogue: The Interpersonal Path to Freedom (Shambhala), Seeding the Heart: Practicing Lovingkindness with Children, Meditating Together, Speaking from Silence: the Practice of Insight Dialogue, and Dharma Contemplation: Meditating Together with Wisdom Texts.

For additional information about Gregory’s teachings, please visit Gregory’s website.

Events with Gregory Kramer

9th Annual Cascadia Insight Dialogue Retreat
May 17, 2019

Refuge in the Fire The fires of the world have been very hot. There is injustice, anger, and degradation of dignity and truth. Yet this is the world in which we live. How do we find refuge in meditation and Dhamma without shutting out the pain of the world? How…

Five Tenets of a Whole Life Path
October 10, 2019

The Buddha provided extensive and specific guidance for monastics as to how to live a life inclined towards awakening. Ethics were meticulously spelled out; how to engage with the requisites of food, lodging, robes and medicine was made clear; and community life that supported wisdom, generosity and compassion was variously…

A Whole Life Path: Abiding in Stillness, Engaging with Wisdom
February 28, 2020

The 2020 Month-Long Retreat of Integrated Practice of Insight Dialogue and Vipassana RETREAT DESCRIPTION In a whole life path approach to Dhamma, periods committed solely to meditation have a special place. When the body-mind has sufficient time to calm down and become steady and bright, uniquely transformative insight becomes possible.…