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Awakening-The Path of Friendship with Dave Leggatt/Anna-Brown Griswold (In-Person & Online)

October 13, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle
Event Description


When asked about his Path to Awakening, the Buddha declares the first essential condition to be finding a good and virtuous friend (kalyāṇamitta). In the Aṅguttara Nikāya 9.1, he follows the conditions of friendship and virtue with the third essential condition of talk on ten topics.

Friday evening is an introduction to the retreat topic and the practice of Insight Dialogue.  It is open to anyone.  Friday evening’s talk will be held in person at University Friends Meeting House and online.

Teacher Bios

Dave Leggatt practiced 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 Kalyanamittata retreat and offers practice in the global Insight Dialogue community. He is active on a number of community teams. Dave lives in Toronto, Canada.

Anna-Brown Griswold fell in love with Insight Dialogue practice in 2012 after nearly twenty years of practice and study in the Tibetan and Zen koan lineages of Buddhism, including monastic practice and extended solitary retreats. For most of her adult life she’s been experimenting with how to integrate the awakening power of dharma practice, the skills of psychotherapeutic healing, and an embodied lens of social justice. Anna-Brown currently shares Insight Dialogue practice online and locally in Seattle, WA, where she works as a trauma therapist and facilitator.  As a mom to a toddler, bringing Insight Dialogue into the whole beautiful mess of parenting is an ongoing practice.

Registration & Donation

No registration is required. For Online participants, a meeting link will be provided on the Online page, prior to the event.

The suggested event donation is $10. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Dana is a term for generosity, or freely offered giving. Dana for SIMS can be offered on our website on the Donate page. Thank you for your generosity!

To offer Dana to Dave or Anna, please use the following link and choose Dave Leggatt from the teacher options:


If you have a question for the teacher or about this event, please email

Event Venue
In Person at Seattle Insight Meditation (UFM) and Online, 4001 9th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105 United States
Event Details
13 October 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dave Leggatt
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