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.
This program includes dedicated periods of both wise speech and noble silence. Some contemplative exercises may involve mindful speaking and listening. Noble silence is to be upheld at all other times.
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.
This policy applies to all residential programs, including Paths. If you need to cancel your registration, please contact us as soon as possible. Please note cancellation fees are at most $50 for those receiving financial assistance. As of 2023, 100% of your deposit is forfeited if you cancel less than two weeks before the program start date and there is a $50 cancellation fee if you cancel two weeks or more in advance. Beginning in 2024, 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.
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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 email@example.com.