Insight Dialogue Group
led by Donna Strickland
Meeting Monday Evenings Beginning June 19
Insight Dialogue, developed by Gregory Kramer, is an interpersonal meditation practice. It brings the mindfulness and tranquility of silent meditation directly into our experience with other people. As humans, we are relational beings; as we begin to wake up, clarity and freedom can illuminate our relationships with others. Insight Dialogue is based on traditional Buddhist teachings, including the Four Noble Truths. The first Noble Truth is that suffering is woven into this conditioned life. Interpersonal suffering is an important aspect of all suffering. We can practice letting go of interpersonal entanglements in the same way we got entangled-interpersonally. Insight Dialogue provides a way to do that: an interpersonal form of practice.
(Description adapted from metta.org)
This group is open to those persons who have had previous experience with the practice of Insight Dialogue, either through retreat or a class.
Location: Show Me Dharma, 1600 W. Broadway, Columbia Missouri
Meeting Time: Monday, every other week beginning June 19 and ending August 14, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Cost: This group is offered on a dana (voluntary donation) basis
To Register: Please email Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or to receive more information
Facilitator: Donna Strickland has practiced Insight Dialogue since her first retreat with Gregory Kramer in 2006. She has benefited from numerous retreats with him and other senior ID teachers over the last decade. In addition to Insight Dialogue, Donna has practiced Insight Meditation since 2004 and is currently being mentored by Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia. Her teachers locally have included Ginny Morgan and Phil Jones. In 2012, she completed a certificate in Mindfulness for Educators at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. She has also taught classes in Mindful Writing and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the University of Missouri.