October 25-27, 2012
Thursday, October 25 – Saturday, October 27
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
with Phyllis K. Hicks and Gary Steinberg
In our efforts to accumulate, improve, and move on to what’s next, we often miss the wisdom of pausing and listening deeply. Mesmerized by doing, we fail to cultivate moments of letting go and opening to experience just as it actually is. A simple pause into mindfulness can shift our thoughts and perceptions bringing insight and release from stress.
Join us for a nonresidential retreat to contemplate the experience of letting go, trusting emergence, and opening to life’s natural wisdom. We will cultivate the qualities of mind that blossom naturally into open, wise and compassionate presence in our daily lives.
In Insight Dialogue we explore our moment-to-moment experience while meditating in dialogue with others. We discover the energy and stability of mind that arises while bringing awareness to our shared human condition. There will be periods of silent sitting and walking meditation, interwoven with guided contemplations.
Lunch will be provided.
$225/$180 (for members of local dharma centers)
Members, when registering online please use promotional code member2012 to receive the member rate
About Phyllis Hicks:
Phyllis is a meditation teacher, psychotherapist and minister. For twenty-five years she has melded eastern and western understandings of psychology and contemplative practice. She has trained intensively with Gregory Kramer and teaches Insight Dialogue in the United States.
Gary is a Senior Insight Dialogue Teacher and Director of Metta’s Whole Life Program and Stepping Stone Sangha. He serves on Metta Programs Teachers Council and is a former Executive Director of Metta Programs. Gary has studied and practiced meditation since 1990 under the guidance of a variety of teachers, most prominently Gregory Kramer and Bhikkhu Bodhi, with whom he studies the Pali suttas.