Janet Surrey

Janet Surrey teaches Insight Dialogue retreats internationally and leads a monthly practice group in the Boston area. Jan serves on the Insight Dialogue Community Teachers’ Council and the coordinating team for the Insight Dialogue Teaching Community. She has worked with Gregory Kramer since 2007. Her original teacher was Vimala Thakar. Jan has also done many retreats with Thich Nhat Hanh and Joanna Macy and completed the Community Dharma Leader training at Spirit Rock in 2008. Jan is a practicing clinical psychologist and is a faculty and board member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy in Boston, MA.

Events with Janet Surrey

Friendship on the Path: Meeting Life’s Challenges Together
February 20, 2020

This course will explore the central importance and practice of noble friendship (kalyāṇa-mitta) in engaging the four noble truths of suffering and the end of suffering. We will introduce the guidelines of Insight Dialogue as a formal practice of noble friendship. Walking the path together, we can investigate how to…

Insight Dialogue and Spiritual Friendship
July 29, 2020

This retreat will illuminate the power of spiritual friendship (kalyāṇa-mitta) as a path for deeply understanding and living the Dharma. As the Buddha’s teachings come to life in our hearts and minds we can have the direct experience of participating in a community of awakening. We will delve into each…

Meeting in the Heart: The Practice of Relational Mindfulness
August 23, 2020

Our greatest human joys and sorrows thread through the fabric of our deepest relationships. From our earliest days, survival depends on care from and connection with others. Arising from multiple factors, our relationships offer sustenance and sorrow, disappointment and solace, joy, and vulnerability, and can lead to freedom and love.…

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