Our Teachers

Nicola Redfern

Nicola Redfern is an Insight Dialogue teacher with an extensive background in Zen meditation. She has been trained to teach Insight Dialogue by guiding teacher Gregory Kramer and other senior Insight Dialogue teachers.  With a strong belief that awakening is not simply a solo endeavor, she’s particularly interested in getting meditation off the cushion and fully integrated into life, work, and relationships, and activating the potential to wake each other up. Nic has taught Nonviolent Communication, and currently works with the sick and elderly in a caregiving role.

Events with Nicola Redfern

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,…

9th Annual Cascadia Insight Dialogue Retreat
May 17, 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…

Happiness and Joy on the Path of Awakening
May 27, 2019

This Insight Dialogue retreat will be an experiential inquiry into the seven factors of awakening, with a particular focus on the importance of joy, both as a fruit of practice but also as the path itself. The Buddha’s teachings often emphasize suffering, hunger, clinging and relinquishment, which can seem rather…