A sea of suffering, a call to action, an always available refuge with Gregory Kramer & Rosalie Dores
This is a weekend retreat, attendance is required at both days Sat 29th and Sun 30th September. Single day attendance is not an option.
In an ever changing, increasingly uncertain and troubled world, the Buddha’s teachings offer a source of sustenance, refuge and inspiration. What is this refuge and how do we access it in the midst of our own confusion and the hard issues that press on us? What are these wisdom teachings that promise illumination, insight and liberation from suffering? How can I remember them? Am I alone, and is it even possible to be alone, in this process? Does taking refuge always mean retreating from the painful manifestations of cruelty and injustice? What is the actual body-mind experience of taking refuge, alone and with others?
Insight Dialogue is a liberating insight practice rooted in early Buddhist teachings. It bridges the experience of those teachings with the reality of our lives, shedding new light on the importance of social engagement as a step towards meeting the challenges of our times. Can we cultivate the wisdom these teachings promise and live that wisdom in a related, participatory way?
We will explore these questions within the framework of Insight Dialogue. Insight Dialogue is a relational meditation practice that is fully integrated with traditional silent meditation and the the Dhamma, the heart of early Buddhism. It invites us to extend our meditative awareness from solitary practice into relationship others. From here, there is a natural extension to ethical, mindful engagement with the wider community. The weekend will include periods of silent as well as relational meditation practice.
Attendance at the entire weekend, and complete detachment from electronic communication devices, are strongly encouraged. This weekend is open to people who do not have previous Insight Dialogue experience
TEACHER SUPPORT AND EVENT PRICES
Events at London Insight are offered in a spirit of generosity. The price you pay goes towards the running of the event but does not include any payment to the teachers for their teaching. Instead our teachers rely on the generosity of participants for their livelihood. You will be invited to make a financial contribution to their livelihood. Click here for more information.
Standard: £64.00 – This covers our costs but not the cost of providing supported places
Sponsor: £90.00 – A voluntary higher rate enabling us to offer supported rate places
Supported: £40.00 – For those unable to afford the standard rate
Please pay the sponsor rate if you can.
If you are unable to afford the supported rate please let us know. We try to ensure that no one is turned away because of lack of funds.
LUNCH: Please bring your own lunch. Hot drinks will be provided.
SEATING: Chairs and mats will be provided; bring your own cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor.
HEARING: If you have trouble hearing, please feel free to take a seat at the front of the room.
REGISTRATION: will open at 9.30am; the teachings will begin at 10.00am
PARKING: There is no parking in the school but free parking is available on North End Road and surrounding streets.