Community practice groups are a valuable resource for developing and sustaining Insight Dialogue practice. If a group is not currently available in your community, please consider forming one.
Most community practice groups function like a meditation group or sangha, rather than a ‘class’ with a teacher and students. Some occur in people’s homes; others occur online. Groups are offered without a fee, with participants practicing dana (giving freely) to support those offering practice. Practicing in our local communities or with a group of spiritual friends who meet regularly online can also support a broader “whole life” path of cultivation and remind us of the possibility of awakening together here and now.
If you are interested in having an Insight Dialogue practice group listed on the website, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org after completing this form.
The group meets the third Sunday of the month from 9:00 – 11:00 am. Practice sessions are facilitated by experienced Insight Dialogue practitioners who are in a facilitator cohort under the mentorship of Phyllis Hicks.
These mornings provide an opportunity to apply the teachings of mindfulness and compassion directly to interpersonal relationships and communications as well as within the context of daily life situations and universal themes. The format offers community connection, alongside meditation and facilitated activities that include speaking, listening, and relating.