Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself
Meeting this Human Experience Together
Bhikkhu Sukhacitto, Janet Surrey
Fee by donation; no pre-registration necessary
October 23, 2016
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Insight Dialogue brings the mindfulness and tranquility of traditional silent meditation practice into our interaction with others. It offers a way of cultivating mindfulness and concentration together, moment by moment. Depending on conditions within us and around us, our relationships can either open the heart with wisdom and compassion or create and sustain habitual patterns of stress, reactivity, and painful isolation and loneliness.
Practicing with the six meditation guidelines of Insight Dialogue, we can begin to face the inherent difficulty and complexity of this human experience together. When experience is directly received here and now, our fears soften, our efforts to be seen or to escape the moment of contact, diminish. Trust and calm can settle and relationship itself can become a field of insight and awakening.
This daylong retreat will introduce the practice of Insight Dialogue, and there will be periods of silence and contemplative practice with speaking and listening in dyads and small groups.
Teacher support: Suggested starting donation is $50 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.
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Bhikkhu Sukhacitto is an Insight Dialogue Teacher. He was born in Germany in 1963 and first came into contact with Buddhism in 1986 in Thailand by attending a meditation retreat, offered through Wat Suan Mokkh. He ordained there as a novice in 1989 and as a monk in 1990. He moved to the West in 1993. Since then he has lived at various monasteries in the West, including Dhammapala Monastery in Switzerland for six years and at Amaravati Monastery, UK for 4 years. On his first Insight Dialogue retreat in 2005, he was amazed by the powerful experience of meditating…
Jan is a recognized teacher of Insight Dialogue as taught by Gregory Kramer. She is also a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Jan lives in the Boston area and is on the Faculty and Board of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. She is also a clinical psychologist and Founding Scholar of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Wellesley College Stone Center. She is the author of the new book The Buddha's Wife: The Path of Awakening Together.