SBU – Schweizerische Buddhistische Union

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Introduction to Insight Dialogue

with Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

Date and Time Details:
Saturday, August 1 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday, August 2 9:00am - 5:00pm.
It is possible to participate on Saturday only.

Location Address:

Haus der Religionen Dialog der Kulturen
Europaplatz 1, CH-3008
Bern, Schweiz

To register please contact
Bhante Anuruddha:

There is no fee. A freewill donation may be offered to cover expenses, travel costs, etc.

Retreat Format:
This retreat is held in Noble Silence. Daily sessions will integrate silent meditation with Insight Dialogue practice.

This retreat is appropriate for anybody with or without meditation experience.

Language: This retreat will be held in German.

Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice grown from the Vipassana tradition. Through dialogue the mindfulness and tranquility of traditional silent meditation is introduced into interaction with others. This enables us to perceive, understand, and apply an acceptance of others and ourselves in the busyness of our lives. As humans, we are creatures that are interrelated. As we awaken to this experience, insight, clarity, ease and joy flow into our relationship with others.

During this retreat we will meditate together – not next to each other – completely together and truly meditating. We will cultivate mindfulness, quiet concentration, the inquiring mind, energy and other meditative qualities through Insight Dialogue instruction, silent meditation, and a short period of walking meditation and mindful movement. It is an opportunity to connect us directly with the emotional level of our humanity. These exercises help us in difficult situations, bringing us ease during social unrest and fear and giving us the habits to become aware.