In this residential week-long Insight Dialogue retreat we will develop awareness, mental stability, and calmness associated with silent meditation while in practice with others. Practicing with the six Insight Dialogue guidelines, one learns to pause out of the habit mind, notice tensions and relax, kindly accept present moment experience, open and trust emergence, and, listen deeply and speak the truth of our subjective experience.
Seeing and being seen, hearing and being heard, the heart and mind open, and greater mental flexibility and resiliency develop. The three bases of Insight Dialogue – meditation, wisdom, and relationship – form the foundation and a path of unbinding in the good company of other meditators.
This retreat combines silent practice with carefully guided Insight Dialogue meditation, Dharma talks, mindful movement, and time in nature, all within the container of noble silence. This is an opportunity to encounter Insight Dialogue for the first time and also for experienced ID meditators to deepen their practice. The retreat is not aimed at preparing people to teach interpersonal mindfulness, but rather to experience for themselves the practices that support mindful presence in the midst of relationship.
Who is the retreat for?
This retreat is intended for those who are experienced practitioners of mindfulness meditation, including those who teach eight-week courses such as MBSR and MBCT, and who are interested in exploring the practice of Insight Dialogue. Since Insight Dialogue meditation builds on our silent meditation, an ongoing meditation/mindfulness practice and previous retreat experience is requested. If you have questions about the suitability of this retreat for you, please email Rosalie Dores.
This retreat will help mindfulness teachers who wish to be included on the UK Network Listing of Mindfulness Teachers fulfill the requirement to attend an annual mindfulness retreat.
For more information and registration, please visit the Mindfulness Network CIC webpage.