Introduction to Insight Dialogue and Dharma Contemplation

  • Insight Dialogue / Metta Programs Insight Dialogue / Metta Programs
  • Amitayus Retreat Monastery Schönfeld 104 01744 Dippoldiswalde Germany
  • Jul 22 - 29, 2018 (8 days)
  • The retreat is free of cost for accommodation and meals; donation can be given at the end of the retreat.

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The Power of Healing Communication – The Enlightenment Factors

Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice based on Vipassana meditation. The practice introduces the mindfulness of the traditional silent meditation into interaction with others. This allows us to perceive and understand things we normally overlook in the bustle of our lives and to gain more acceptance for ourselves and others. As humans, we are beings that are related to each other. As we awaken to this experience, insight, clarity, ease, and joy flow into our relationship with others.

During this retreat, we will meditate together – not next to each other – completely connected and truly meditating. We will cultivate mindfulness, calm concentration, investigation, energy and other meditative qualities. It is an opportunity to connect directly with the relationship level of our humanity and come into direct personal contact with the central human experiences. We will be guided step-by-step through the structured meditation practices of Insight Dialogue and Dharma Contemplation, accompanied by periods of silent meditation and walking meditation. These exercises also help us in difficult situations to stay present and steady, to deal more easily with social tensions and anxiety, and to be aware of the conditioned habits.

We will explore the seven factors of enlightenment (Bojjhangas) in this retreat: Mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, serenity, concentration and equanimity.

Insight Dialogue practice is complemented by the practice of the Dharma Contemplation.  Dharma Contemplation is a meditative study practice with wisdom texts, in this case excerpts from the Pali canon, the discourses of the Buddha.

Outside the dialogues, the course is supported by Noble Silence. The retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators.

For more information in German, please visit the Kloster Amitayus website.

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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.

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