What is Insight Dialogue?
“Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice. It is based upon traditional Buddhist insight meditation, and involves cultivating the same qualities of mindfulness and calm concentration. These qualities are cultivated while in relationship, while speaking and listening with one or more people, and as such, the keen and settled mind can gain insight into the nature of suffering and ease, identification and freedom. The topics of the dialogues are intended to invite the meditators into direct experiences of impermanence and selflessness, love and compassion, the suffering that comes with clinging and the release that comes with letting go. The wisdom of selflessness and the compassion of the shared human experience become immediately present. The integration with our lives is revealing, challenging, and liberating.”
(interview with Greg Kramer, founder of Insight Dialogue, 8 March 2010)
For more information about Insight Dialogue, please refer to the Metta Program’s website http://metta.org/insight-dialogue-3/
Co-teacher: Beth Faria
Date: Sunday 11 August 2013
Time: 9:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre (BMIMC)
23 Rutland Road Medlow Bath NSW 2780 Australia
Cost: $60 + dana*
Suitable for people with some previous insight meditation experience – e.g. have attended at least one week-long retreat before
To register: Download BMMC application form here
In most Buddhist traditions the teachers are not paid to teach. Instead, the
teachings are given on a ‘dana’ basis – dana being the Pali word for generosity or
giving freely. At the end of the course, participants are invited to reciprocate this
generosity by offering dana to support the teachers, but there is no obligation to do so.