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We are in the midst of intense times. Our hearts tremble with the violence in Ukraine and other parts of the world as we continue to face the challenges of Covid, climate change and systemic injustice. And then there’s everyday life with family responsibilities, doing groceries and folding the laundry.

A retreat offers a benevolent rest: a sacred pause for space and reflection on what really matters, on our choices and actions, and on how we can meet and hold this human suffering with true love and wisdom. We’ll explore Buddhist teachings and practices inviting this unconditional love that can meet goodness, pain, and changing conditions.

Insight Dialogue is a fully engaged relational meditation practice. Insight Dialogue brings together meditative awareness, the wisdom teachings of the Buddha, and the power of relationship to support insight into the nature, source, and release of human suffering.

The retreat will be held in Social Silence as we explore the power of listening and speaking out of silence. There will be times of silent sitting, mindful movement, and dialogue in groups of 2 or more, with a precise direction of contemplation. Teachings will be offered in English.

This retreat is offered in the Buddhist tradition of dana and generosity. The teachers receive no payment. The registration fee covers the costs of putting on the retreat. Financial support offered by the students at the end of the retreat enables the teachers to continue their work throughout the world.

The retreat is appropriate for those new and experienced with Insight Dialogue.