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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

The Dhamma Map
February 10, 2019

The Insight Dialogue Teaching Community (IDTC) is pleased to offer a series of talks with Gregory Kramer entitled The Dhamma Map.  Taking a view from above, as it were, we will be exploring the whole of the Buddhadhamma, its core structures, and what they teach us about the interconnectedness of all…

9th Annual Cascadia Insight Dialogue Retreat
May 18, 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 11, 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…

Living the Dhamma Every Single Day
December 1, 2019

We will come together to practice Insight Dialogue, an interpersonal process that brings together meditative awareness, the wisdom teachings of the Buddha, and the power of relationship to support insight into the nature, causes, and release of human suffering. In solo silent meditation, and meditating in dialogue with one another,…

Living the Six Tenets of a Whole Life Path
December 5, 2019

During this retreat, with the support of Insight Dialogue and silent meditation, we will explore six tenets that will help us to craft a whole life path rooted in early Buddhist teachings, and one that suits our character and circumstances. This retreat will empower us to touch the suttas as living teachings,…

A Whole Life Path: Abiding in Stillness, Engaging with Wisdom
February 29, 2020

The retreat is almost full. If you are interested in attending, please submit your application and we will confirm whether there is a place for you. 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…

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