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

A Weekend Introduction to Insight Dialogue - Bellingham, WA
November 1, 2019

Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice that brings the mindfulness and tranquility of traditional silent meditation into our experience with others.  This summer four separate sessions offer local communities in the Pacific Northwest the opportunity to practice Insight Dialogue with a team of seasoned teachers. Each independent session runs…

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 currently full with a short waiting list.  We are still taking applications and recommend filling out the registration form soon if you are interested in attending The 2020 Month-Long Retreat of Integrated Practice of Insight Dialogue and Vipassana RETREAT DESCRIPTION In a whole life path approach to…

Threading the Double Bypass: An Advanced Insight Dialogue Retreat
October 5, 2020

The spiritual bypass avoids the pain of the world by retreat into meditation. The psychological bypass avoids the pain of losing the world by denying the possibility of awakening. In this program we will bring together the liberating power of silent vipassana and insight dialogue meditation to touch the living…

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