Practice Groups

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.  

These listings are intended to provide meditators with information about opportunities for Insight Dialogue practice. The Insight Dialogue Community does not, however, have sufficient knowledge of the various peer group leaders to provide endorsement. If you are interested in having an Insight Dialogue practice group listed on the website, please send a request to info@insightdialogue.org after completing this form.

Europe

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Open Dates
Amsterdam, Netherlands
The groups meets bi-weekly on Friday evening from 7:30-9:30 pm. Each evening has a theme and we follow the eightfold path in many aspects to support our practise in daily life.

Berlin, Germany

Open Dates
Berlin, Germany
The group meets once a month on Third Thursday, 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Both, experienced practitioners as well as individuals with a meditation practice who are new to Insight Dialogue are welcome.

Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany

Open Dates
Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany
The group meets once a month, Saturdays from 15:00 – 18:00. A group of experienced practitioners share responsibility for facilitating.

Bern & Fribourg, Switzerland

Open Dates
Bern & Fribourg
The group meets monthly for two hours. Fribourg session is in French; the Bern session in English. Participants can practice in German. Possibility for other locations.

Den Bosch, Netherlands

Open Dates
Den Bosch, Netherlands
The group meets once a month for two hours on Thursday evening. Venues are variable. Please contact us.

Groningen, Netherlands

Open Dates
Groningen, Netherlands
The group meets every month, typically on Monday evening from 19:30 – 21:45. Insight Dialogue practice is facilitated by Marieke Duijvestijn.

Lausanne, Switzerland

Open Dates
Lausanne, Suisse
Ce cours s’adresse à toutes les personnes intéressées par la pratique du Dialogue Conscient, avec ou sans expérience de méditation. La pratique de Dialogue Conscient offre la possibilité de cultiver les qualités méditatives que nous travaillons habituellement dans la méditation en silence, mais dans l’échange avec une ou plusieurs personnes. Souvent, une grande source de stress…

Leiden, Netherlands

Open Dates
Leiden, Netherlands
The group meets from 7.30 – 9.30 am, typically on the first Monday of the month. Insight Dialogue practise is facilitated by Nynke Humalda.

London, England, and Beyond

Open Dates
Online
Our Insight Dialogue group currently meets via Zoom every three to four weeks on a Monday evening (UK time). We also run occasional day-long and weekend retreats in person in London.

Nijmegen, Netherlands

Open Dates
Nijmegen, Netherlands
This is a peer-led Insight Dialogue group. We meet on Monday evenings every fortnight in the home of a group member.

Utrecht, Netherlands

Open Dates
Utrecht, Netherlands
The group meets once a month on Friday from 19:30 – 21:30. Insight Dialogue practice is facilitated by the group members.

Vienna, Austria – Saturday

Open Dates
Vienna, Austria
This group meets Saturday every second month, 9 am to 5 pm in Vienna, Austria and is facilitated by Harald Reiter.

Vienna, Austria – Tuesday

Open Dates
Vienna, Austria
The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 18:30 – 21:00 and is led by Interpersonal-Mindfulness Teacher, Thomas Zaussinger.

North America

Evanston, Illinois, USA

Open Dates
Evantson, Illinois
The group meets the second Wednesday of the month September through May. Doors open 6:00 pm, silent sit at 6:30 pm, Insight Dialogue practice from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

New York, New York, USA – In person/Online

Open Dates
New York, New York
The peer led group meets the first and third Friday of each month from 10 am–12 pm US eastern time. Facilitation is shared. New members are welcome.

Oceania

New Castle, NSW, Australia

Open Dates
Newcastle, NSW
The Newcastle Insight Dialogue Group meets fortnightly during the year, except from late December to end of January.

Online

London, England, and Beyond

Open Dates
Online
Our Insight Dialogue group currently meets via Zoom every three to four weeks on a Monday evening (UK time). We also run occasional day-long and weekend retreats in person in London.

Cascadia Community Online Sangha

Open Dates
online
Our Insight Dialogue sangha meets from 7:00 – 9:30 pm on the second Monday each month. We usually have two peer facilitators guiding each evening.

Insight Dialogue Practice Group

Open Dates
Online via Zoom
This group meets one Saturday and one Sunday a month at a time convenient for those in North America and Europe.

Dharma Contemplation Online Practice Group

Open Dates
Online
Dhamma Contemplation Peer Group in English Language with the support of Tilorien Monastery from Belgium.