Local Practice Groups


Bristol, England

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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.

London, England

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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.

Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany

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

Berlin, Germany

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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.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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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.

Den Bosch, Netherlands

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

Groningen, Netherlands

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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

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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.

Nijmegen, Netherlands

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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

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

New York, New York, USA

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

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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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.

Vienna, Austria – Tuesday

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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.

Vienna, Austria – Thursday

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Vienna, Austria
This group meets one Thursday per month, 7:30 – 9:30 pm and is facilitated by Harald Reiter.

Portugal, Online

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This online group meets weekly on Monday mornings from 9-10:30 am EWT/GMT. Practice is facilitated by Insight Dialogue Teacher, Elizabeth (Beth) Faria.

Bern & Fribourg, Switzerland

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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.

New Castle, NSW, Australia

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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.

Arundel, Maine, USA

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Arundel, Maine
The group meets on Saturdays from 10-11:45 am monthly. Insight Dialogue is facilitated by Jaylene Summers.

Evanston, Illinois, USA

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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.

Durham, North Carolina, USA

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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.

Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon
This group meets the second Friday of the month from 7:00-8:30 pm. The group is facilitated by Anita Bermont and Gary Sanders. Each monthly session will include silent practice, instruction on an Insight Dialogue guideline and time for contemplation in dialogue.

Kalyana-mittata Retreat: A Gathering of Beautiful Friends

June 26 - July 5, 2020
Keswick, Ontario
Experienced Insight Dialogue practitioners and teachers are invited to spend ten days exploring what it really means to live the practice in community and to explore ways of bringing continuity of practice into our daily lives as we meditate together while sharing our daily tasks. Our vision is to explore…
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Einführung in den Einsichtsdialog / Introduction to Insight Dialogue

July 10 - 14, 2020
Kandersteg, Switzerland
During this retreat we will meditate together – not next to each other – completely together and truly meditating. We will cultivate mindfulness, quiet concentration, the inquiring mind, energy and other meditative qualities through Insight Dialogue instruction and silent and walking meditation.
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Practicing Insight Dialogue with Others

August 14 - 16, 2020
Loenen, Netherlands
Attendance to Engaging Fully and Wisely: An Insight Dialogue Retreat with Phyllis K. Hicks and Bart van Melik, August 9 - 14, 2020, required for registration. If you are inspired to offer the practice to others in your local communities, you can register to continue with Phyllis for this post-retreat opportunity to cultivate…
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Einführung in den Einsichtsdialog / Introduction to Insight Dialogue

November 6 - 8, 2020
Hamburg, Germany
Wir ergründen in diesem Kurs, wie wir den Einsichtsdialog im Alltagsleben anwenden können und orientieren uns dabei am edlen achtfachen Pfad. Der Einsichtsdialog ist eine zwischenmenschliche Meditationspraxis auf der Grundlage von Vipassana. Durch den Dialog wird die Achtsamkeit und Geistesruhe der traditionellen, stillen Meditationsübung in die Interaktion mit anderen eingebracht.…
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Everyday Insight Dialogue

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Online via Zoom
Drop-in sessions are the last Monday of each month at 9:00-10:30 am in the UK, 8:00-9:30 pm in Australia. Drop-in sessions are open to anyone with Insight Dialogue experience. You may join a drop-in session once or monthly; it's up to you.
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Thursday Weekly Drop-in Sessions

Open Dates
Online via Zoom
Drop-in sessions are Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 pm ET. Drop-in sessions are open to anyone with some experience in a contemplative practice and familiarity with Insight Dialogue through reading or practice. You may once or every week; it's up to you.
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Monday Weekly Drop-in Sessions

Open Dates
Online via Zoom
Drop-in sessions are Monday from 11:00 am-12:15 pm ET. Drop-in sessions are open to anyone with some experience in a contemplative practice and familiarity with Insight Dialogue through reading or practice. You may once or every week; it's up to you.
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