Introduction to Insight Dialogue (ONLINE)

4 April 2024
  • Day:Thursday
  • Time:7.00PM - 9.00PM AEST
  • No of Sessions:1
  • Duration:2 hrs
  • Organising Entity:Insight Dialogue Community & Buddhist Library
  • Event Speaker:Dave Leggatt
  • or (02) 9519 6054
  • Location:Zoom
  • Attendance Mode:Zoom Only Event
  • Contribution:By donation
  • Insight Dialogue is a Buddhist practice for cultivating wisdom and compassion through meditation in dialogue. It offers us an interpersonal meditation practice in which wisdom, meditation and relationship unite in service of awakening together.

    “The first necessary condition [for awakening] is to have good friends, good companions, good associates. The second is to be ethical, and the third…[is] to take part in talk about self-effacement that helps open the heart, when they want, without trouble or difficulty.” – Awakening sutta (AN 9.1)

    Teacher profile

    Dave Leggatt practised in the Vipassana tradition for many years. He was introduced to Insight Dialogue in 2011 and joined the Insight Dialogue facilitator program in 2016. Since then Dave has been facilitating and teaching in-person workshops, retreats and online offerings. Aware of the importance of spiritual friendship and the power of Insight Dialogue practiced in daily life, he enjoys expanding the boundaries of practice for himself and others. He founded the annual Kalyanamitta retreat and offers practice in the global Insight Dialogue community. He is active on a number of community teams. Dave lives in Toronto, Canada.


    All Sessions are by Donation (Dana) to the Buddhist Library. All donations to the Buddhist Library of $2 and over are tax deductible.

    Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The dana you give is shared equally with the teacher and the Buddhist Library. This helps to maintain the Library and supports the teacher so that they may offer more teachings on the Dhamma in the future. It is up to each person to determine the amount of dana they’d like to offer. We understand that this is a difficult time financially for many, and people will give what they can. An appropriate dana can’t be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and to the individual’s own situation, as well as awareness of the cost of organising events and supporting teachers who spread the Dhamma.