9th Annual Cascadia Insight Dialogue Retreat

About This Event

Refuge in the Fire

The fires of the world have been very hot. There is injustice, anger, and degradation of dignity and truth. Yet this is the world in which we live.

How do we find refuge in meditation and Dhamma without shutting out the pain of the world?

How often do we create more suffering trying to save ourselves from suffering?

Such are the questions that intertwine in the context of a commitment to liberating the mind while living with the social injustices of today’s society and engaging in meaningful action in the world. Our practice encourages us to open our hearts and yet the suffering of the world can sometimes seem unbearable. Without solid refuge, we can easily get lost.

In this year’s retreat, we will investigate the personal, interpersonal, and social dimensions of ignorance that fuel both our own suffering and the suffering in the world. We will be developing mindfulness and gathered attention as refuge. Together we will contemplate the teachings and mind states that nurture and strengthen us. Through an attentive weaving of meditative dialogue, silent meditation, and time in nature we will deepen the essential meditative qualities that support inquiry into this shared human experience.

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  • Deryk Wenaus   July 04, 2014

      Wakeful teacher in all experiences

    I worked with Gregory on helping build a website and even during mundane conversations on the phone he was transmitting authentic presence. He was always bringing back the view of wakefulness in everyday life. I really appreciated this and hope to attend a longer retreat with him some day.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

After the past two years of transition on every level, I would absolutely LOVE a retreat! :) Chelsee

Retreat Guru's Vision

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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