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Insight in Insight Dialogue

Residential Program
Dates: Oct 11, 2024 - Oct 20, 2024
Days: Friday - Sunday
Number of Nights: 9 nights

Instructor(s): Gregory Kramer

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Program Description:

The word “insight” means different things in different contexts. What does it mean in “Insight Dialogue”? How does this relate to its meaning as a translation of vipassana and in reference to the insights that arise in the depths of silent meditation? What does it mean to explore insight in relationship with another and what are the qualities of “relational insight”? 

These are not just theoretical questions. They matter to our path. The mind is complex, unfathomable. Life is often difficult, mysterious. Relationship is powerful, essential to our psychology and biology and hence our Buddhist path. Together, we walk these edges.

This program will combine silent vipassana practice with carefully guided Insight Dialogue meditation, Dhamma talks, and time in nature, all in the container of noble silence.

Noble Silence:
Noble silence will be observed during much of this program. Some contemplative exercises may involve mindful speaking and listening. Noble silence is to be upheld at all other times.

Experience Level:
Suitable for intermediate and advanced practitioners.


At least one week-long Insight Dialogue retreat and at least two vipassana retreats of 10 days or longer.

Cancellation Policy:
This policy applies to all residential and Path programs. Please note cancellation fees are at most $50 for those receiving financial assistance. Prior to six weeks before the program start date, cancellation fees are $50 for all programs more than two nights and $25 for programs two nights or less. 50% of your deposit is forfeited if you cancel between two and six weeks of the program start date. 100% of your deposit is forfeited if you cancel less than two weeks before the program start date.

Covid-19 Safety Protocol:
Please review our Covid-19 Safety Protocols here: https://www.buddhistinquiry.org/everything-you-need-to-know/

As we work to become a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, we invite feedback/suggestions you may have regarding ways that we can make participation in the program more accessible and welcoming. Please email us at contact@buddhistinquiry.org.