Course Information

Retreat: Insight Dialogue

When: 23 Aug 2022 - 27 Aug 2022
Where: Online Event
Tutors: Phyllis Hicks, Rosalie Dores

Who the retreat is for:

This retreat is suitable for people who have attended an eight-week MBSR/MBCT (or similar) course and who have a personal practice of mindfulness. It is open to anyone who meets these requirements and is particularly intended for people who are interested in bringing mindfulness into the interpersonal realm.

This retreat will enable mindfulness teachers who wish to be included on the BAMBA Listing of Mindfulness Teachers to fulfill the requirement to attend an annual mindfulness retreat. 

What’s involved:

As humans we are exquisitely sensitive, every moment awash in a sea of contact. Sensing, feeling, perceiving, and thinking, we create our world. Can we cultivate awareness in these dynamic moments of contact? Is it possible that human relationships are one of the best fields for cultivating mindfulness? 

In Insight Dialogue the awareness, mental stability, and calmness associated with silent meditation are developed in practice with others. Practicing with the six Insight Dialogue guidelines, one learns to pause out of the habit mind, notice tensions and relax, kindly accept present moment experience, open awareness, atune to emergence, listen deeply and speak the truth of our subjective experience. 

Seeing and being seen, hearing and being heard, the heart and mind open, and greater mental flexibility and resiliency develop. The three bases of Insight Dialogue – meditation, wisdom, and relationship – form the foundation and a path of unbinding in the good company of other meditators.

This retreat combines silent practice with carefully guided Insight Dialogue meditation, talks from the teachers, mindful movement, and time too for informal practice, all within the container of noble silence. This is an opportunity to encounter Insight Dialogue for the first time, and for experienced ID meditators to deepen their practice.  The retreat is not aimed at preparing people to teach interpersonal mindfulness but rather to experience for themselves the practices that support mindful presence in the midst of relationship. 

Requirements to attend:

Attendance at an 8-week MBSR/MBCT (or similar). In addition, attendance of at least one day of guided silent mindfulness practice is recommended but not required.

Please ensure you are able to attend the entire event. If this is not possible, please contact us to discuss before submitting an application.


The retreat will start with an orientation session on 23rd August from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm and will end at 5.15 pm on 27th August.

All times given are UKBST (British Summer Time). If you are attending from a different time zone, please check equivalent timings in your time zone.

What to bring/wear:

A mat, cushions and a blanket would be helpful to support your meditation space at home. 


Online via zoom

A Zoom link will be sent nearer to the start date. 

Please check you have the best internet connection possible. Use of an ethernet cable can improve the quality of the connection.

Our rates:

Full rate for online event: £330.00 (includes £100 non-refundable deposit)

Bursary-assisted places are available on this event until 3 months before the event starts. Bursary applications need to be submitted and decided prior to booking onto the event. To find out more about our bursary schemes and to apply, please first visit our website here:

Employer's rate - Recognising the large administrative overhead of dealing with employers, we will be adding a £50 surcharge if the employer is paying directly; where possible we would advise applicants to pay themselves and reclaim on expenses to avoid the charge.

The Application Process: 

Our application and payment process involves the following steps:

  1. We receive your application form and assess it to ensure that this retreat is suitable for you. We endeavour to make assessments within a week, but if the retreat leader is on annual leave or on retreat, then this can take a little bit longer.
  2. Upon offering you a place, we will then invoice you for the full amount. 
  3. Your place is confirmed once we receive payment.
  4. We will email you the joining instructions in advance of the course.

Payment and Cancellation Policy:

Please read our Terms and Conditions for information regarding payments and cancellations.

For more information:

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Click here to sign up to our waiting list - unfortunately this event is now full.