Our Teachers

Phyllis K. Hicks

Phyllis Hicks, DMin, NCLPC is an Insight Dialogue Teacher and teaches Insight Dialogue retreats worldwide. She is a co-author of the Interpersonal Mindfulness Program and serves on Metta Programs Teachers’ Council.

Phyllis is a licensed psychotherapist. For thirty years she has brought together Eastern and Western understandings of psychology and contemplative practice in clinical settings. She studied with a variety of Vipassana teachers and has trained and taught with Gregory Kramer since 2004. She is a guiding teacher for Triangle Insight and teaches Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction at an integrative medical center. She directs the Pastoral Care and Counseling Institute of Durham, North Carolina, a non-profit center for counseling and clinical education. Phyllis lives and works in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Events with Phyllis K. Hicks

Teaching Presence in Relationship
March 29, 2019

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…

Finding Freedom: An Insight Dialogue Retreat
April 9, 2019

The triad of gratification, danger and escape is one of the Buddha’s most incisive teachings for investigating the roots of every day experiences that lead to habituation, stress, and suffering and also, to their release. In this retreat we will examine closely the felt sense and the mechanics of gratification,…

Save the (New) Date: An Insight Dialogue Retreat for Therapists and Health Professionals
May 4, 2019

Please note date change. Registration is not yet open; please check back in late 2018. Much of the time as humans we live, not so much in present life as in our mental patterns, our conditioned views about life. When an internal or external experience arises, we meet it with a mind…