Insight Dialogue (ID) is a practice for bringing the benefits of mindful awareness ‘off the cushion’ and into everyday life, especially to interactions with other people.
The intention is to deepen and extend our capacity to remain centered and awake during moments of mutual contact. Our dependence on communicating electronically can give us the illusion of connection, but true connection, engaging with another as a meditation partner, in the mutual support of insight, is an opportunity we don’t often have.
We are social beings—we actually have to be seen by others to survive. But relationships and social connection are often a place of great tenderness for many of us, and that can express itself in the longing to be seen, heard, and recognized, or the need to hide at times. To actually engage with another person in meditation can be remarkably freeing and have great potential for one’s daily life.
Insight Dialogue is not a communication workshop—it’s not teaching language techniques or communication patterns. This is more a direct experience of being embodied in one’s own life and then connecting with another human being from a place of being centered and quiet.
We are excited to offer this retreat in a online format. The online format will work well for the communication exercises and we feel it will support people in the meaningful connections which are so helpful right now. We have a lot of experience with online partner break out groups and interactive discussion. We are also aware of the amount of time people are spending on screens so this retreat will include outdoor walking practice and a one hour lunch each day so that we can strike the right balance.
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Class Dates: June 6th from 8am to 4pm
June 7th from 8am to 4pm
*Teachers: Bill Kuechler and Colleen Camenisch
Deadline to Register: June 3rd 2020