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Day of Practice

Saturday, November 6th

Living Relational Dhamma

with Gregory Kramer

8-11am PDT / 11am-2pm EDT / 3-6pm GMT / 4-7pm CET

Humans are as intrinsically relational as they are individual. What does this mean to our understanding of the Dhamma, and to living a Buddhist path?

Our Day of Practice with Gregory will include first-hand explorations of relational dhamma by way of Insight Dialogue, of root Dhamma teachings on clinging and becoming, and on the role and function of consciousness at the moment of relational contact.

Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice that brings together meditative awareness, the wisdom teachings of the Buddha, and human’s natural relatedness.

Our session will include practice in breakout rooms to explore the present moment experience of the Dhamma at work between and among us.

These teachings will build on Gregory’s October 17 Sunday Sangha event: “A Relational Dhamma”. If you weren’t able to attend this session, please try to watch the freely available recording here prior to the Day of Practice.

During this live session we will:

  • Learn and practice the relational meditation of Insight Dialogue
  • Explore craving and release in relationship
  • Glimpse the relatedness at the heart of the Buddha’s teachings

What is Day of Practice?

Sangha Live’s 3-hour, LIVE Day of Practice allows for you to drop in deeper, develop your meditation skills, and reset your intentions through sustained sitting.

Days of Practice includes longer periods of meditation, interspersed with wise teachings, an interactive Q&A with our teacher, and more.

Replay access is available to all registrants, in case you are unable to join us live or would like to re-watch.

How is Day of Practice different from Sangha Live’s Daily/Sunday classes?

Our shorter Daily Meditation (60 mins) and Sunday Sangha (90 mins) programs emphasize dharma teachings, while our longer Days of Practice (3 hours) emphasize development of meditation practice.

Daily practice is crucial for watering seeds of mindfulness, but extended periods of deep attention such as these, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, can be uniquely fruitful.

How do I prepare?

If you’ll be using an iPad or iPhone to join us, you’ll need to download the free Crowdcast app in advance. (On any other device, we recommend using Chrome, Firefox, or Edge browsers for best functionality.)

You will want to prepare a space to sit comfortably and quietly for the three-hour duration.

Keep an eye out for our “HOW TO JOIN” email, which includes your personal access link, sent the day prior to the event.

Cost/Generosity

Day of Practice is offered on a sliding scale basis, with a suggested rate of $35. There will also be opportunity to provide dana (generosity) during the event.

Your generosity supports the teacher and their transmission of the Dharma, as well as the accessibility of Sangha Live programming.

Questions?

Please reach out with questions or inquiries by emailing our team at info@sangha.live.

About Gregory Kramer

Gregory Kramer

Gregory Kramer is the Founder and Guiding Teacher of the Insight Dialogue Community, 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. His newest book is A Whole-Life Path: A Lay Buddhist’s Guide to Crafting a Dhamma-Infused Life.

Gregory lives in Washington State, in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

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