Loading Events
This event has passed.

Awakening Together: The Power of Spiritual Friendship
 
with Bart van Melik and Janet Surrey
 
Sunday, December 9, 2018 | 10:00am – 5:00pm
 
This daylong retreat will be an opportunity to learn and to deepen the practice of Insight Dialogue, a fully engaged relational meditation practice. Insight Dialogue brings together meditative awareness, the wisdom teachings of the Buddha, and the power of relationship to support insight into the nature, source, and release of human suffering.

In this retreat we will introduce the six meditative guidelines of Insight Dialogue: Pause, Relax, Open, Attune to Emergence, Listen Deeply, and Speak the Truth. We will explore the importance of spiritual friendship on the Path, especially in these times, and how Insight Dialogue practice supports our capacity for nourishing spiritual friendship in our lives.

The retreat will be held in silence as we explore the power of mindful listening and speaking. The retreat is appropriate for those new and experienced with Insight Dialogue.

The registration fee includes teacher support. If you wish to give more in addition to the registration fee, the total (registration fees and additional contributions) will be shared between NYI and the teacher(s).

Registration:

Note About Registration:

New York Insight Meditation Center is offering a new structure for registration. Members receive 15% off of the Sustaining Rate.

NYI is committed to ensuring that our programs are available to all, regardless of ability to pay. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. No financial assistance application is needed when registering for a program.

We offer new sliding scale fees, and ask that you choose the highest fee you are able to afford based on your financial means. The Sustaining rate represents the actual program operating cost. If you can afford this level or higher, you assist our efforts to offer reduced rates and support ongoing financial assistance. If you are unable to pay the Base Fee, you can set up a payment plan or let us know how much you are able to pay at this time by emailing registration@nyimc.org.

For more information about our generosity policy and the sliding scale fee structure, please click here.

 

Teacher(s)

Bart van Melik

Bart van Melik found meditation in 2003 and has been teaching meditation since 2009, bringing the practice to diverse communities like juvenile detention centers, homeless shelters and NYC public schools. He is passionate about supporting people to discover how they can find new ways to relate to life’s stresses. Bart graduated from the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training.

“Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of one’s mind.” Buddha

Janet Surrey

Janet Surrey, PhD is an Insight Dialogue Teacher. She teaches Insight Dialogue retreats worldwide and leads a longstanding practice group in the Boston area.  Her first meditation  teacher was Vimala Thakar . She has practiced in the Insight tradition  for over 30 years, and trained as a Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock. Since 2007, Jan has worked intensively with Gregory Kramer and the Insight Dialogue Community. Jan is a practicing clinical psychologist and founding scholar of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Wellesley Centers for Women. She is on the faculty and board of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. She is the author of The Buddha’s Wife: The Path of Awakening Together.