Insight Dialogue: Meditating in Dialogue as a Path to the Innermost Source of Release

Broadcast on July 11, 2012
With Gregory Kramer

Gregory Kramer

The leading figure in the development of relational meditation and a relational understanding of Buddhist teachings
Gregory Kramer teaches meditation, writes, and is guiding teacher at the Metta Foundation. He is the author of Insight Dialogue: The Interpersonal Path to Freedom, from Shambhala Publications. Gregory has practiced meditation since 1974, and studied with esteemed monks, including Anagarika Dhammadina, Ven. Ananda Maitreya Maha Nayaka Thera, Achan Sobin Namto, and others. Gregory has been teaching meditation worldwide since 1980. At Metta Foundation, he has pioneered online meditation and contemplation practices. His primary focus since 1995 has been developing and sharing Insight Dialogue, an interpersonal form of Buddhist insight meditation, and groups are now active worldwide. He also developed Dharma Contemplation, a text-based contemplation practice. Gregory holds a Ph.D. in Learning and Change in Human Systems from CIIS. He co-founded Harvest With Heart, a hunger project in the Northeast United States, and Spiritual City Forum, an interfaith dialogue program in Portland, Oregon. Formerly a composer and NEA Composition Fellow, he has made significant contributions to music technology, and holds multiple patents in the field. He is recognized as the founding figure of the field of data sonification. Gregory lives in Orcas, Washington and is married and the father of three grown sons.