This class is based upon the practice of Insight Dialogue and was developed over a period of 10 years. It is the result of a collaboration between the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Metta Programs.
Have you ever noticed that even when your formal mindfulness practice is going well you can hit the skids when it’s time to communicate with others? Developing an interpersonal mindfulness practice helps us be more fully present with others and oneself.
Touching and being touched, we create our world.” -Gregory Kramer
Note: The bulk of the class time will be spent reflecting and practicing in dyads, using the Insight Dialogue Guidelines.
Prerequisite: MBSR foundation class or prior meditation experience.
Read what people are saying about the interpersonal mindfulness course here.
Orientation Session: (required for anyone interested in taking the course)
Tuesday, January 31, 6:30–9pm
Evening Sessions: 8 Classes
Tuesday, February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28 6:30 – 9 pm
Saturday March 4th 9:30am – 5:00pm
*The all day class is essential as new material is presented.
Elaine Retholtz has been studying and practicing the Dharma for over 20 years, and has been teaching since 2004. In addition to teaching at NYI, she teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and has a deep interest in helping students integrate mindfulness practice into daily life.