Metta Retreats


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  • Jul 2, 2017 - 7 days
    We are social creatures by nature. Our lives are inextricably interwoven. We need others and social structures in order to survive. Living and being together can bring both great happiness and immense suffering, yet how often do we reflect on how it is to live together? What views do we hold of ourselves, others and society that sustain suffering or lead to release? Taking refuge in kind…

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  • $425
    Awakening Together: An Insight Dialogue Retreat
    Aug 8, 2017 - 6 days
    The Buddha taught that the way to peace, joy and happiness is release: a state of mind and heart that has let go of the relentless insistence that our life and our relationships be other than what they are. In this retreat, we will inquire deeply together into this teaching, into the nature of this release and into the forces that obscure our minds and constrict our hearts from resting in its…
  • Sep 1, 2017 - 3 days
    This non-residential Insight Dialogue weekend will begin with an optional introductory evening workshop open to the public, Friday 1 September 2017, 7:00pm – 9:30pm. A retreat will be held Saturday & Sunday, 2-3 September. Please plan to attend for the duration of Saturday and Sunday to participate in the retreat. For further information in German, please visit Buddhist Society…
  • Oct 27, 2017 - 4 days
    An introduction to meditations which offer gentle yet powerful tools to open our hearts and minds, to connect with the immeasurable treasury of love within us and to develop empathy and kindness far beyond conventional limitations. It is a timeless spiritual truth that we all have an immeasurable treasury of love within us. 2,500 years ago the Buddha taught his disciples the meditations on Loving…
  • Sep 18, 2017 - 7 days
    During this residential retreat we will meditate together – not next to each other – completely together and truly meditating. We will cultivate mindfulness, quiet concentration, the inquiring mind, energy and other meditative qualities. We will be guided step-by-step through the structured meditation practices of Insight Dialogue and Dharma Contemplation, accompanied by periods of silent…
  • $695
    Relationality As Such: An Insight Dialogue Retreat
    Oct 20, 2017 - 10 days
    Registration will be conducted by lottery. Sign up by June 15, 2017. BCBS will announce results June 22, 2017. Humans are relational beings: biologically, psychologically, and in our practical, lived lives. Human evolution is a story of social adaptations, from our brain structures to our hormonal systems, and human society and culture is the story of our relatedness writ large. To take an…
  • Nov 4, 2017 - 5 days
    As humans we are exquisitely sensitive, every moment awash in a sea of contact. Touching and being touched, feeling, perceiving, and thinking, we create our world. Can we cultivate awareness in these dynamic moments of contact? Is it possible that human relationships are one of the best fields for cultivating mindfulness? From birth, we have been designed for attunement with others. The absence of…
  • Nov 19, 2017
    Worldwide Insight is a Dharma practice group that you can join from anywhere in the world. Each Sunday renowned Insight Meditation teachers offer meditation instruction, teachings, and live Q&A on video. Worldwide Insight functions just like city based Insight Meditation groups around the world, but you can attend from anywhere. On Sunday November 19, 2017, Gregory Kramer will lead the 90…
  • Feb 10, 2018 - 8 days
    During this 7-day retreat we can enter deeply into the gentle yet powerful practice of Loving Kindness.When our hearts and minds are filled with love we naturally experience happiness and well-being, yet many of us feel a poverty of love, which we may experience as either feeling unloved or not being able to love others as fully as we would wish.Loving Kindness meditation is a method that helps us…
  • Jan 1, 2025 - 2 days
    Mondays at 11:00am-12:15pm US EST Facilitated by Senior ID Practitioners Sue Brown and Susie Clarion Drop-in sessions are open to anyone with some experience in a contemplative practice and familiarity with Insight Dialogue through reading or practice. You may join a drop-in session once or every week; it’s up to you. Session format includes silent practice, a contemplation offered by the…
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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.