Do we recognize suffering at all its layers: personal, interpersonal, social, and in the Dhamma-essence of becoming? Are the forces of hunger, the mechanisms of clinging, and the blinding of ignorance intimately felt and carefully considered? What do cessation, dispassion, and peace mean to us and are they real possibilities? And this fourth truth, the Noble Eightfold Path: Has it been trivialized into a formula? If so, how does it come alive? Insight Dialogue seeks to effect the bringing of Dhamma to life in the body, the heart, as intuitive wisdom. The power of the practice emerges as we steep in the Dhamma together, cultivating mindfulness and concentration, which allows us to harness the power of spiritual friendship and shared wisdom. This retreat will interweave meditating in dialogue with silent meditation to support ease and insight. It is open to anyone, including beginners to Insight Dialogue, with at least two weeks of silent retreat experience.
There is a prerequisite of having sat two week-long silent meditation retreats in order to enroll in this class.