The Great Potential of Change

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The Great Potential of Change
with Bhante Sukhacitto and Bart van Melik
Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 | 10:00am to 5:00pm

Kind awareness is the greatest gift we can give to both ourselves and others.

Insight Dialogue offers us the power to awaken together as we fully engage in relational meditation practice. It 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. For the sake of our well-being, the Buddha asks us to understand and radically accept the universal truth of change.

Supported by kind awareness, wisdom, and community we’ll explore the potential and difficulty of changes in our lives. 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. The retreat will be held in silence as we explore the power of embodied listening and speaking. All are welcome!

This event is offered by donation. The suggested donation is $100, but anything you can offer is greatly appreciated and no one is turned away for lack of funds. Please RSVP by selecting a ticket quantity and then enter the amount you would like to donate next to “Enter Donation Here” field. You are also welcome to donate in person at the event by cash, check, or credit card. Donations will be split between NYI and the teachers.


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Bhante Sukhacitto

Bhante Sukhacitto is a German Theravadan monk since 1990 and was originally with Ajahn Buddhadasa in Thailand. 1993 he returned to the West and lived several years in branches of the Ajahn Chah monasteries in Switzerland and the UK. Since 2005 he practices Insight Dialogue and was trained as a teacher and teaches worldwide. 2016 he established near Hannover, Germany Kalyana Mitta Vihara – House of Noble Friendship, a small Dhamma Community and Meditation Centre.

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

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