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.  

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.

Bristol, England

Open Dates
Bristol, England
Our practice group meets for 8 to 10 week terms, on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 9 pm. The group is facilitated by Jane Cutler and Jane Whitehead.

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.

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

Open Dates
London, England
Our Insight Dialogue group currently meets monthly on a Monday evening in the Swiss Cottage area of London. We also run occasional day-long and weekend retreats 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 – Thursday

Open Dates
Vienna, Austria
This group meets one Thursday per month, 7:30 – 9:30 pm 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

Durham, North Carolina, USA

Open Dates
Durham, North Carolina
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.

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 – Online

Open Dates
Online (New York, New York)
The group meets biweekly on Fridays from 10 am–12 pm. Facilitation is shared. New members are welcome.

Saturday (First) Monthly Practice Group, Arundel, Maine, USA – Online

Open Dates
Online (Arundel, Maine)
The group meets on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am-12 pm monthly. Insight Dialogue is facilitated by Jaylene Summers.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Open Dates
Vancouver, British Columbia
Our Insight Dialogue sangha meets from 7:00 – 9:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of the month. We usually have two peer facilitators guiding each evening.

Wednesday (Second and Fourth) Bi-Monthly Practice Group, New York, New York, USA – Online

Open Dates
Online via Zoom
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.

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. The group is facilitated by Susan Burgoyne who has been practising ID since 2009.

Online

New York, New York, USA – Online

Open Dates
Online (New York, New York)
The group meets biweekly on Fridays from 10 am–12 pm. Facilitation is shared. New members are welcome.

Saturday and Sunday Practice Group – Online

Open Dates
Online
The group meets the 2nd Saturday and 4th Sunday of each month. Facilitation is shared. New members are welcome.

Saturday (First) Monthly Practice Group, Arundel, Maine, USA – Online

Open Dates
Online (Arundel, Maine)
The group meets on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am-12 pm monthly. Insight Dialogue is facilitated by Jaylene Summers.

Mandarin and Cantonese – Online

Open Dates
Online
This online drop-in group meets weekly on Wednesday from 8-9:30 pm CST/8-9:30 am EDT. Practice in Mandarin and Cantonese is facilitated by Jessica Mui.

Dharma Contemplation Online Practice Group

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