Accessibility of Insight Dialogue

Gregory Kramer describes how Insight Dialogue is accessible for meditators and non -meditators alike and can serve as a pathway for people to encounter a felt sense of what is like to be with others and be with oneself in awareness and receptivity.

Aggregates Series

Gregory offered a dharma talk on the Five Aggregates earlier this year, leading off with a guided meditation on the first aggregate which some practitioners found to be especially beneficial. He has since been asked to expand on that Dhamma talk, and to include a guided meditation for each of the aggregates. There are five […]

Awareness and Release

Gregory Kramer offers a talk about awareness and release. Recorded in BC, Canada in September 2010.

Awareness Releases the Knot

Gregory Kramer speaks about how awareness releases the knot. Recorded in Eire, Tulloch during 7-day open retreat co-taught with Anne Michel. June 2010.

Balance, Remembering and Effort

This talk considers how right effort and the calling forth of joy and curiosity cultivates a path of remembering and mindfulness for daily life. Recorded in Holland, September 2012.

Clinging and the Vicissitudes

In this talk, Mary Burns describes how we can have stability of mind even when changes happen in life and we take it personally, thinking things shouldn’t be as they are. We can guard the sense doors and know how to meet with awareness the worldly dhammas of gain and loss, praise and blame, pleasure and pain, fame and disrepute. When we know it, we can meet it in the way that it is, not in the way we thought it should be.

Cultivating Mindfulness in Relationship

While ID is an accessible practice that brings important resources to therapist training and the development of the therapeutic relation- ship, it remains deeply rooted in the larger context of Buddhism. This larger context also has important contributions to make to the practice of therapy. At the simplest level, Buddhism can be considered as a sophisticated psychology, tested over millennia. We give some attention to how this ancient psychology can extend, deepen, and clarify the con- temporary secular and Western understandings of mindfulness.

A clear impression of ID practice will lay the foundation for considering how this new practice can enhance the quality of the therapist–client relationship.

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