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Insight Dialogue Daylong Workshop with Jill Shepherd

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Bodhi Chan

223 Dennis Road

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About Insight Dialogue

Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice that brings the mindfulness and tranquility of traditional silent meditation into our experience with others. Resting on the foundation of traditional Buddhist teachings, this practice offers a way to integrate wisdom and compassion into our relational lives through mindful speaking and mindful listening.

In this one-day workshop, we will use the power of relational meditation practice to understand the habits of heart and mind that lead to stress and distress, and how to free ourselves from those habits so that we can live together with greater ease and happiness. Working together in pairs, we will explore the guidelines of Insight Dialogue and the classical Buddhist teachings on Wise Speech.

For more information about Insight Dialogue, please see https://metta.org/insight-dialogue-3/

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This workshop is best suited to people with an established meditation practice, but previous Insight Dialogue experience is not required. Because the Insight Dialogue guidelines will be taught in sequence and much of the meditation is done in pairs, please plan to arrive on time and stay for the entire day.

Food: Please bring your own lunch to enjoy. Tea and herbal teas will be supplied.

Equipment: Some chairs and cushions will be available, but please bring your own meditation cushion or bench if you prefer one, and a shawl or blanket.

Brisbane contact person: Lulu Cook at lulucook@icloud.com or 0429 043 564.

Cost: $50 registration fee + dana/donation* to the teacher on the day

*The registration fee covers a contribution to the venue hire, admin costs in preparing the retreat, the teacher's costs in transit, the Eventbrite booking fees, teas/coffees/biscuits etc, and to cover any incidental expenses. Please contact Lulu if a concession would make it possible for you to attend.

About Jill Shepherd

Jill Shepherd began practicing insight meditation in Thailand in 1999, and since that time has lived and worked at several meditation centres and monasteries in the US, Australia, England, and Thailand.

She spent seven years on staff at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS), where she participated in several long retreats and Buddhist study programmes, as well as offering weekly meditation classes at a nearby men's prison. She is a graduate of the IMS / Spirit Rock teacher training program under the guidance of Joseph Goldstein and Gil Fronsdal. Currently, Jill divides her time between the USA, Australia and New Zealand, teaching retreats and offering ongoing study and practice groups focused on bringing the dharma into daily life. She also leads courses and workshops exploring Insight Dialogue, as developed by Gregory Kramer and colleagues.

* In keeping with Buddhist tradition, the teachings are offered on a dana basis which means the teacher is not paid to offer this workshop. Instead, she relies on the generosity of the participants to help her continue to share the teachings with others. There will be an opportunity at the end of the day to offer donations to support Jill's ongoing teaching.

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