Cultivating mindfulness in relationships
with Gregory Kramer & Mary Burns
Gregory Kramer returns to Australia for the first time in six years and we at SIM are very fortunate to host him and Mary Burns for a two-day workshop on Feb 28 and March 1 2015 at the Buddhist Library in Camperdown.
Insight Dialogue (ID) is an interpersonal meditation practice. It brings the mindfulness and tranquility of silent meditation directly into our experience with other people. As humans, we are relational beings; as we begin to wake up, clarity and freedom can illuminate our relationships with others.
For more information on ID go to metta.org
During the two days, Greg and Mary will immerse us in and lead us through this exquisite practice and its six-step process:
About the teachers
Gregory Kramer is the Founder and Guiding Teacher of Metta Programs and has been teaching Insight Meditation since 1980. He developed the practice of Insight Dialogue and has been teaching it since 1995, offering retreats in North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. He has studied with esteemed teachers, including Anagarika Dhammadina, Ven. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Mahanayaka Thero, Achan Sobin Namto, and Ven. Punnaji Maha Thero. Gregory is the author of : Insight Dialogue: The Interpersonal Path to Freedom (Shambhala), Seeding the Heart: Practicing Lovingkindness with Children, Meditating Together, Speaking from Silence: the Practice of Insight Dialogue, and Dharma Contemplation: Meditating Together with Wisdom Texts.
Mary Burns, LCSW is a Senior Insight Dialogue Teacher. Mary serves as the Chairperson for Metta Programs Teachers Council. She is a faculty member for Metta’s Whole Life Program and Relational Insight Meditation Program. She offers retreats worldwide. Over the years she has practiced with several Vipassana teachers and has studied intensively with Gregory Kramer since 2004. In her life and work, she has been drawn to the intersection of Eastern and Western healing practices for more than three decades, and has had the good fortune to study with many gifted teachers. Mary has also taught Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for many years. She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice.
Registration and payment
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WHEN: Saturday and Sunday 28 Feb and 1 March 2015
TIME: 9.15am - 5pm
WHERE: Buddhist Library, 90 Church St, Camperdown
COST: Full $90 + dana, Concession $50 + dana
Morning and afternoon refreshments provided. Please bring your lunch.
In keeping with the 2,500 year old tradition the teachers provide their teachings as a gift (dana) and rely on your return of that gift in the form of financial support.
Dana is the practice of generosity. We offer donations to our teachers as a sign of respect and gratitude for the teaching. Retreatants will have the opportunity to practise dana during all SIM events.