Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself
Insight Dialogue: The Relational Path to Freedom
Bart van Melik
February 21, 2015
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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Walk-in registration is available via cash or check.
Together we will investigate the Buddha's teaching on how stress manifests and how we can be more free and relaxed.
This is a relational meditation practice. We give each other the gift of mindfulness and inquiry into this shared human experience.
We will learn to practice mindfulness and concentration while listening and speaking in small and large groups. We will contemplate the teachings of the Buddha on craving and letting go.
Insight Dialogue offers 6 very practical guidelines helping us to recognize and release our stressful habits while being alone and with others.
Just as insight meditation this interpersonal meditation practice is based on the early Buddhist teachings of the Theravada tradition.
Teacher support: Suggested starting donation is $30 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. All donations go to support the teacher(s).
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Bart van Melik
Bart van Melik has been teaching personal meditation and Insight Dialogue since 2009, with a specific focus on working with diverse populations. He is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader Program at Spirit Rock and is currently in the Spirit Rock/IMS teacher training program; his mentors are Joseph Goldstein, Carol Wilson, Gregory Kramer and his son Lou. Bart also teaches through the Metta Foundation and is a senior teacher at the Lineage Project. He also teaches meditation and yoga at a VA hospital, juvenile detention center, homeless shelters, and Public Schools in NYC. Bart holds an MA in Psychology of Culture and Religion from the Nijmegen University in The Netherlands. His passion is supporting people to discover how they can find new ways to relate to the stress created by our life circumstances.