An Introduction to Insight Dialogue
- Dharmagiri Insight Meditation Centre
- South Africa
- Dec 6, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017 (5 days)
- R2,220 (US$165) - R1800 (US$135) + R350 (US$28) Surcharge for Teacher travel & Dana (free will offering) for Teachers & Staff (Teachers offer the Dharma freely, and rely on donations.)
This retreat will introduce the meditation guidelines of Insight Dialogue and offer an opportunity to explore the possibilities of a fully engaged co-meditation practice. We will explore the origins of suffering as well as the great potential of cultivating together the factors of awakening, including mindfulness, concentration, equanimity, loving kindness and compassion. We will investigate Speaking and Listening as meditative practices held and nourished by the deep foundation of silent practice. There will be periods of silent practice, alternating with meditation together in dyads, triads and small groups.
The Buddha described spiritual friendship as the "whole of the holy life." In this retreat we will contemplate the qualities and power of our fundamental human relationality and investigate our capacity for cultivating spiritual friendship in the service of awakening together on the Noble Eightfold Path.
Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice. It brings the mindfulness and tranquillity of silent meditation directly into our experience with other people. As humans, we are relational beings; as we begin to wake up, clarity and freedom can illuminate our relationships with others and we can touch the release of suffering together. Insight Dialogue rests on the foundation of silent practice, and includes speaking and listening as part of our meditation practice.