May 6 - 14, 2023
Samish Island, WA (located between Seattle, WA, USA and Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Please join us!

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May 6 - 14, 2023
Samish Island, WA (located between Seattle, WA, USA and Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Please join us!

How do we find refuge in the Dhamma while fully embracing the world and its pain?  What sources of wisdom, joy, and inspiration do we need to manifest compassionate action, freedom, and resilience?  How might we transform the whole of life into a living Path where any moment is sacred, including the difficult or even the devastating?

As in past retreats, we will ground our retreat in the reality of a world on fire fed by systemic ‘isms’ (racism, capitalism, patriarchy, homophobia, ableism, classism, ageism, heterosexism, and more) that persecute and destroy some, privilege and favor others, and separate all of us from each other.

Insight Dialogue is a practice of contact with the world. It brings us into relationship with ourselves and our bodies, other people, nature, and powerful teachings. True relatedness invites us to an intimacy with things as they are. This is our field of practice. Meditation, Dhamma and spiritual friendship source our growing capacity to engage in the world.

Through an attentive weaving of meditative dialogue, silent meditation, and time in nature, we will deepen the essential meditative qualities that support inquiry into this shared human experience.

There are no prerequisites for this retreat. No prior Insight Dialogue experience is necessary

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