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Presented by Viveka (Christian Mercier)
May 27-29, 2022
$120 (for lodging & simple food) Deposit: $ 50 Teachings are offered without fee with the possibility of offering a donation
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PRESENTED IN ENGLISH (French-friendly)
For beginners or seasoned practitioners who are interested in mindfulness and interpersonal meditation practices that serve human connection, insight and compassion. Insight Dialogue harnesses the power of mutual support and interpersonal responsiveness in service of clear understanding and release.

Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice that brings together three basic elements, each powerful in their own right: meditative awareness, the wisdom teachings of the Buddha, and human’s natural relatedness. Insight Dialogue has the same purposes and traditional roots as silent meditation—developing mindfulness, compassion, and liberating insight. As such, it is conceived of as a component of a broader “whole life” path of cultivation intended to support harmonious and liberating life and community. Although Insight Dialogue is grounded in the Buddha’s early teachings (Pāli Canon) and the practice of Insight or Vipassanā meditation, people of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome and find benefit in the practice.

Friday, May 27

3:30 - 5:30 pm — arrival / registration / orientation

7:00- 8:30 pm — guided meditation and opening words (@ Thabor)

Saturday, May 28

9:00 - 10:30 am — guided meditation / instructions

2:00 - 3:30 pm — insight dialogue - session one

4:30 - 6:00pm — insight dialogue - session two

7:00 - 8:30 pm — guided meditation / Dharma talk

Sunday, May 29

9:00 - 10:00 am — guided meditation / closing words

10:30 -12:00 pm — individual meetings with Viveka (optional)

12:00 pm — end of retreat

The $50 deposit is non refundable but can be transferred to another person.

Bio: Viveka (Christian Mercier) has been practicing meditation for over 20 years and ordained as a Buddhist monk in 2013. He has practiced with both renowned Buddhist masters in Asia and meditation teachers in the West. He is currently completing a Master’s in Buddhist Counseling at the University of Hong Kong. Teaching meditation since 2018 has brought him to North America, Europe, and Asia. In 2020 he was invited to join an international Insight Dialogue Teacher Development Cohort.

Register before: May 12, 2022
To learn more about Insight Dialogue practice please visit: https://insightdialogue.org/

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