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INSIGHT DIALOGUE 

Kalyāṇamittatā Retreat
The Perfections and the Floods

WITH MARY BURNS

June 25 – July 2, 2017

Keswick Ontario (Canada)

Good friendship, good companionship, good comradeship, are the whole of the holy life. (Upaḍḍha Sutta)

Most of us live many lives. Our daily lives at home, at work, at play and our spiritual lives on retreat and at home. What would it be like to live one whole life?

Join Mary Burns on an Insight Dialogue Retreat and explore the Buddha’s teachings at the boundary of formal retreat and daily life. The retreat will move between the familiar world of Noble Silence and the less familiar world of Noble Speech. Outside the Dhamma Hall participants will be invited to join together in the activities of daily life: sharing a meal together, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, walking, swimming, being together, using the Insight Dialogue guidelines as support for Noble Speech. As kalyāṇamitta – good and virtuous friends – we will explore skillful means to support a whole life practice.

This retreat is open to people with previous meditation experience. We would encourage all attendees to develop a regular face to face, or online Insight Dialogue practice as preparation for this retreat. The Metta online Insight Dialogue programs can be found here. Contact info@kalyanamittata.com for information on Introduction to Insight Dialogue programs in Toronto.

The retreat will be held from June 25 to July 2, 2017 at the Loretto Maryholme retreat centre just north of Toronto, Ontario.

Accommodations and meals are offered as dana. A fully refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve a place on this retreat. Refunds will be offered for cancellations received before 1 April, 2017 or on completion of the retreat. There will be no refunds for no shows, or cancellations after 1 April, 2017.

DATE AND TIME DETAILS: Arrival is on Sunday, June 25 between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. Supper will be served as the first retreat meal. The retreat will close on Sunday, July 2. Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon and end by 1:00 pm.

LOCATION: Keswick, Ontario

ADDRESS: Loretto Maryholme, 379A Bouchier St., Roches Point, On, L0E 1P0, Canada

PROGRAM CONTACT AND REGISTRATION: For more information, or to register: info@kalyanamittata.com

FORMAT: This weeklong residential retreat will integrate formal and informal practice.  We will keep a typical retreat schedule with early morning practice, regular sessions of silent practice, Dharma Contemplation and Insight Dialogue practice throughout the day and evening. Feel free to contact the Kalyāṇamittatā retreat organizers with any questions about the retreat format.

DANA: We invite participants to offer dana to support the teachers and the teachings and to support future Kalyāṇamittatā retreats.

A retreat like no other

Good friendship, good companionship, good comradeship, are the whole of the holy life. (Upaḍḍha Sutta)

Most of us live many lives. Our daily lives at home, at work, at play and our spiritual lives on retreat and at home. What would it be like to live one whole life?

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Mary Burns

Mary Burns, LCSW, is an Insight Dialogue Teacher, in addition to offering retreats worldwide, Mary is a faculty member for Metta’s Whole Life Program and Relational Insight Meditation Program. She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice.

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Date

June 25 to July 2, 2017

Where

Loretto Maryholme retreat centre

Teachers

Mary Burns

Cost

Offered as dana with a fully refundable deposit of $100

What Former Participants Are Saying

We hope hearing of other’s experiences will help you decide if this retreat is for you!

“I attended last June’s retreat and it was by far the best experience I have had on retreat thus far.  For me the seamless blending of formal practice and daily life  had a tremendous impact on my ability to carry forth the experience long after the retreat was over.  I met true Kalyanamittas and we are still in touch.”

Carolynn Barko

Student, LIFE

“The Insight Dialogue retreat I attended last summer on the theme of kalyanamitta was a beautiful experience. Practicing with others in this intimate group format illuminated my experience of separateness and belonging and gave me a new appreciation of the importance of sangha. Last but not least, I learned that wisdom emerges as a function of collective intelligence. What a great relief from being the one who needs to know!”

Marjorie Schuman, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst & Author, Author of Mindfulness-Informed Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: Inquiring Deeply Routledge Press, 2017.

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