Insight Dialogue Retreat with Rosalie Dores and Suvi Laukkanen, 4th to 10th December 2023


6 – 9 pm required

Tuesday – Saturday:
silent practice 8 – 9 am (strongly encouraged)
practice 10:30 am – 1:30 pm required
practice 3 – 6:30 pm required

silent sit 8 – 9 am (strongly encouraged)
practice 10:30 am – 1:30 pm required

Generosity Practice & Dana information
It takes time to practice generosity, but being generous is the best use of our time.
— Thich Nhat Hanh

Here is the information for offering monetary dana:
Account number: FI84 4108 0010 3769 97
Name: Nirodha Ry
Reference numbers:
Teacher dana: 40231211
Manager dana: 40231224
I updated the reference numbers as there was an issue with the first one.
If you would like to donate directly to Nirodha, you can leave out the reference number and add a message like ”Dana to Nirodha”.

You may offer monetary dana until 17.12.

Link to the retreat description
The Three Bases of Insight Dialogue
Morning Chant
Sallatha Sutta
Suomenlinna gate’s inscription: ”Posterity, stand here on your own and do not rely on the help of strangers”
Wednesday’s Sangha Poem
Live as River Flows, a poem by John O’Donohue
– Whirlpools and Stagnant Waters (Part 1 & Part 2), the beginning of a book chapter by Charlotte Joko Beck
Empathy and Compassion, research paper by Singer and Klimecki
Ehipassiko – See for yourself
The Answer to Anger & Aggression is Patience, online article
Parami, Ways to Cross Life’s Floods, book on transcendent virtues such as patience
Rama’s Questions

Engage after retreat
Possibilities of engagement in Insight Dialogue Community
Insight Dialogue Community – webpage
17.12. mindful relational practice day in Finnish at Sampo-center, Helsinki (a day earlier is introduction day to this practice if you want to invite a friend to try this format out)
– On Fridays 5 pm-6.30 pm, a bi-weekly relational practice group gather in Sampo-center, Helsinki. You can mail me ( if you want to be added to their mailing list.
Nirodha webpage: retreats, courses, recordings and access to local groups (check also Nirodha in Facebook and Nirodhan Virtuaalisangha-group). Silent and guided remote practice opportunities and links from the Nirodha main page
Relational Mindfulness Resources