Virtual 2-Day Inquiry Retreat

Focusing on the Process of Inquiry

In the 40 years I have been facilitating retreats, I have never given a retreat exclusively on how to do Inquiry, one of the two primary processes of Heartwork. This will be a 2-day Inquiry Retreat, July 11th and August 15th , from 9am to 5pm both days. The two days have been separated to allow time for participants to practice with each other what they learn the first day.

In most retreats, I give brief instructions at the beginning of the retreat, and then
let people learn by doing. But certain elements of the Inquiry process can be worked with separately, and then integrated. The retreat will include as many of the elements and practices enumerated below as we have time for. I will give a brief talk about each element and answer your questions before you practice that element, followed by a Question and Comment period. There will be a break for lunch (or breakfast or dinner, depending on where you live!).

The retreat will be on Zoom, and the fee is $250 for the two days. To reserve a spot, please send a non-refundable deposit of $125 to “Heartwork” via VENMO (@Dale-Goldstein-3), PayPal, or check addressed to Heartwork, 882 Titus Ave., Rochester, NY 14617.


Elements of Inquiry

( I have grouped together those elements that are closely related to each other.)

Interest, Curiosity, Need to understand, Not knowing, Letting go of the story, Following the
thread, Love of the Truth, Yearning, Questioning, Unfolding

Gentleness, Tenderness, Openness, Sensitivity, Vulnerability, Surrender, Deep Intimacy,
Unconditional Love, Acceptance, No expectations, Non-judgmental, Choiceless Awareness

Courage, Determination, Patience, Perseverance, Steadfastness, Strength, Wholeheartedness, Willingness, Pain, Commitment to the Truth

Presence, Immediacy, Spaciousness, Witnessing

Focus, Discrimination


Awareness Meditation
Continuum of awareness
Guided Heartwork
Inquiring from Three Centers: Head, Heart, and Belly (Hara)
Open-ended Inquiry
Repeating Question
Soft Body Meditation
Soft Body/Awareness Meditation