An Introduction to Insight Dialogue

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In this short Introduction to Insight Dialogue, we’ll take a journey through the Buddha’s teachings on Kalyanamitta and the Brahma Viharas to explore the power of good friends practicing together. This offering will focus on the embodiment of the practice and practical ways to use these teachings in everyday life.

The six simple guidelines of Insight Dialogue create an interpersonal meditation practice that weaves together three elements — each powerful in itself — the cultivation of meditative awareness, the wisdom teachings of the Buddha (dharma), and the power of our natural relatedness. Insight Dialogue has the same purposes and roots as other meditation practices: developing mindfulness, compassion, and the release of liberating insight. The practice concentrates the power of relatedness in inclining us toward living our lives with awareness, wisdom, deep compassion and wise action. The retreat is meant for both new and experienced practitioners of Insight Dialogue.