Freedom Here and Now: Insight Meditation and Insight Dialogue – Online Retreat

June 6 - 12, 2020

Please join us!

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June 6 - 12, 2020

Please join us!

Retreat is full. A waitlist is available.

This seven-day retreat draws on the strengths of both silent and relational insight meditation to support an engaging exploration of the Buddha’s core teachings on freedom: freedom from afflictive states such as anger, fear, sadness, greed; and freedom to live with more ease, happiness, and peace.

In conjunction with the Newcastle Insight Meditation and Insight Dialogue communities*, this retreat is offered as a rare opportunity to strengthen both silent and relational insight meditation practices together.

Over the course of the week, we will explore a variety of practices from the Four Establishments of Mindfulness, alongside the four Brahma vihara heart practices of kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity, to directly experience these different aspects of freedom for ourselves.

Using the Zoom platform, we will meet together online three times each day:

8:30 – 10:00 am instructions and guided insight meditation

2:00 – 3:30 pm relational practice – Insight Dialogue *

7:00 – 8:30 pm dharma talk and silent sitting

All times are Australia AEST – please check here to work out other time-zones

You are asked to attend these three session as a minimum each day.

In between the teacher-led sessions, the Zoom room will stay open for optional group meditations at scheduled times, led by a practice leader.

You will be emailed a resource sheet each day with links to guided meditations on Dharmaseed for further practice in your own time.

There will also be at least one 15 minute individual meeting with Jill during the week, to check in about your practice.

*This retreat is being offered in conjunction with the Newcastle Insight Meditation and Insight Dialogue communities.