Art & Soul: Cultivating the Factors of Awakening in Relational Practice

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with Sarah Merin and Annie Hoffman

Awakening Factor: Concentration

Welcome to our Spring Season of Art & Soul of Insight Dialogue, a monthly series of online mini retreats.

This year’s dharma theme will be Cultivating the Factors of Awakening in Relational Practice. Each session will focus on one of the factors – mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, tranquility, concentration, and equanimity. We will explore the unique qualities of each factor and its particular contribution to awakening wisdom, compassion and insight. In Insight Dialogue, we practice investigation and cultivation of these beautiful qualities of the heart and mind in relationship, both in our formal meditation practice and in all the relationships in our lives.

Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practiced in direct, face-to-face, heart-to-heart relational contact. We will practice together in dyads and small groups with the six meditation guidelines – pause, relax, open, attune to emergence, listen deeply and speak the truth – and explore the power of relationship in awakening.

We hope you will join us and taste the joyful potential for release and freedom often hidden in our everyday relations. You are invited to attend any and all of these sessions. There will be periods of silent meditation practice, dharma talk, relational meditation practice and mindful movement with Annie Hoffman.

All are welcome. Prior meditation experience recommended but not required. You do not need to reserve a space.

We look forward to seeing you, meeting you for the first time, or reconnecting with spiritual friends!

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2023 Spring Season Schedule of Art & Soul of Insight Dialogue

Cultivating the Factors of Awakening in Relational Practice

April 23 – Equanimity
Kathleen Fink, Jan Surrey, Marsha Lawson and Annie Hoffman

May 14 – Mother’s Day
Jan Surrey and Annie Hoffman