Retreats

  • $185.00 – Residential Option
    plus dana (offered at the end of the retreat) to the teacher and to Heartwood. You can read more about the practice of dana here.

$100 deposit saves your spot up when you register early. The balance will be charged one month before the retreat. Pay the entire amount now or a $100 deposit to save your spot. Remaining balance will be automatically charged to the same card on 10/9/18.

Date & Time Details: Opening Day: check in is between 2-5pm, with orientation at 5:30pm and supper at 6pm. Closing Day: ends at 3pm.

Location: Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center

Address: 159 Osceola Rd Hendersonville, NC 28739

Contact:
Retreat Manager
retreat@heartwoodrefuge.org
828-356-5568

Cancellation Policy: Full refund issued for cancellations received at least 4 weeks prior to the event

An $89 cancellation fee retained for cancellations received between 2 and 4 weeks prior to the event

No refund will be issued for cancellations received less than 2 weeks prior to the event

Room Assignments: Rooms are double-occupancy. Depending on the number of retreatants, if single rooms are available, we assign them in order of registration to those who registered earliest.

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Introduction to Insight Dialogue

With Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

November 9 - 11, 2018

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. 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.
In Insight Dialogue we come into direct personal contact with the central human experiences. We will be guided step-by-step with the meditation of Insight Dialogue and led into contemplations. Dharma reflections and time for questions, answers, and exchange are scheduled. Outside of the dialogue the retreat will be held in silence.

Teacher

Bhikkhu Sukhacitto
Bhikkhu Sukhacitto is an Insight Dialogue Teacher. He was born in Germany in 1963 and first came into contact with Buddhism in 1986 in Thailand by attending a meditation retreat, offered through Wat Suan Mokkh. He ordained there as a novice in 1989 and as a monk in 1990. He returned to the West in 1993. Since then he has lived at various monasteries, including Dhammapala Monastery in Switzerland for six years and Amaravati Monastery in the UK for 4 years. On his first Insight Dialogue retreat in 2005, he was amazed by the powerful experience of meditating together with other…
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