This eight-week online program is an opportunity for people who self-identify as LGBTQIA+ to come together as sangha to learn and practice Insight Dialogue.
Insight Dialogue is a whole life meditation practice designed to help us be awake in our everyday lives, particularly as we engage in the complexity of interpersonal relationship. It brings together meditative awareness, the wisdom teachings of the Buddha, and the power of relationship to develop mindfulness, compassion, and insight. In this course we will be bringing wakeful awareness into the heart of speaking and listening, supported by the six Insight Dialogue guidelines. These guidelines help establish and sustain meditative qualities while contemplating the dharma in dialogue together, supporting inquiry and insight into present moment experience. Each week we will practice together as a large group and also in small breakout groups of pairs and threes.
It is our intention to cultivate a deep and nourishing experience of refuge in LGBTQIA+ sangha as we move through these eight weeks together.
We welcome experienced Insight Dialogue practitioners as well as those new to Insight Dialogue; all participants need to have an established daily silent meditation practice of at least six months.
Online Course: Our intention is to build sangha and provide meaningful virtual interactions with each other and teachers in our online courses. When registering for an online course, please note that you should plan to commit to attending all scheduled sessions. The schedule of Zoom meetings for this course (shown in US Eastern Time) is as follows:
Meeting Schedule: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, between March 2 - April 20
Meeting Dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20
Please check the time of the group meetings in your timezone here, and please note that sessions will not be recorded.
Registration fees for online courses are nonrefundable after the course start date. Cancellations prior to the start date of the course will incur a $50 admin fee. Thank you for your understanding.