Our Teachers

Mary Burns

Mary Burns, LCSW is an Insight Dialogue Teacher. Mary serves as the Chairperson for Metta Programs Teachers’ Council and as a member of Metta’s Guiding Sangha. She is a faculty member for Metta’s Whole Life Program and Relational Insight Meditation Program. She offers retreats worldwide. Over the years she has practiced with several Vipassana teachers and has studied intensively with Gregory Kramer since 2004. In her life and work, she has been drawn to the intersection of Eastern and Western healing practices for more than three decades, and has had the good fortune to study with many gifted teachers. Mary has also taught Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for many years. She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice.

Events with Mary Burns

8th Annual Cascadia Insight Dialogue Retreat
May 14, 2018

Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice that brings the mindfulness of traditional Buddhist meditation into our interactions with others in order to awaken together. In this year’s retreat, we will be invited to take a deep dive into the Dhamma through a meticulous look at how our sense of…

Kalyāṇa-mittatā Retreat: A Gathering of Friends
June 20, 2018

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 lives as…