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A Meditation and Yoga Retreat: Abiding Mindfully in the Body

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Online Meditation & Yoga Retreat: Abiding Mindfully in the Body with Daryl Lynn Ross and David Schouela

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Online Retreat: Abiding Mindfully in the Body with Daryl Lynn Ross and David Schouela

The Buddha said, "There is one thing that, when cultivated and regularly practiced, leads to deep spiritual intention, to peace, to mindfulness and clear comprehension, to vision and knowledge, to a happy life here and now, and to the culmination of wisdom and awakening. And what is that one thing? It is mindfulness centered on the body." The first mindfulness practices that the Buddha taught were awareness in and of the body. The retreat will support continuity of mindfulness in the body throughout all activities, developing a wholesome sense of being calm, grounded, embodied and present. Yoga will be an integral part of this online meditation retreat as a form of meditation in motion - there will be two sessions of yoga each day, with an additional optional pre-recorded early morning yoga.

Black and Indigenous people can attend free of charge.

This retreat is taught in English.

We completely understand that you may not be able to attend all the sessions, and mostly want you to take care of yourselves, and so we support you in whatever you can attend.

We are hoping to record the talks and make them available after the retreat, but we can't guarantee it.

Thanks for your understanding.

Retraite en ligne : Pleine conscience du corps - méditation et yoga avec Daryl Lynn Ross et David Schouela

Le Bouddha a dit : « Il y a une chose qui, lorsqu’elle est régulièrement pratiquée et cultivée, conduit à l’intention spirituelle profonde, à la paix, à la pleine conscience et à la compréhension claire, à la vision et à la connaissance, à une vie heureuse ici et maintenant, et au point culminant de la sagesse et l’éveil. Et qu’est-ce c’est ? C’est l’attention centrée sur le corps ». Les premières pratiques de pleine conscience que le Bouddha a enseignées mettaient l’attention sur le corps — sur le fait de revenir à nos sens. La pleine conscience du corps est une invitation à s’ouvrir à l’éveil déjà existant dans le corps.

Toutes les activités de la retraite, toutes les pratiques et tous les enseignements aideront à maintenir la constance de la pleine conscience. Un sentiment sain de calme et l’impression d’être connecté, incarné et présent seront nourris. La pratique du yoga, une forme de méditation en mouvement, sera une partie intégrante de cette retraite de méditation silencieuse — il y aura deux séances chaque jour, ainsi qu'un cours très tôt le matin pré-enregistré.

Les personnes Noires et Autochtones peuvent y assister sans frais.

Cette retraite est enseignée en anglais.

Nous espérons avoir les liens zooms vidéos et audios disponibles suite à la retraite et ne pouvons le garantir entièrement. Merci de votre compréhension.

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  • Saturday, November 14 from 9 am to 5 pm (Eastern Daylight Time - Canada)
  • Sunday, November 15 from 9 am to 5 pm (Eastern Daylight Time - Canada)
  • Schedule: The daily schedule is below. Also, it is completely ok if you can't attend all of the retreat.

    Where: On Zoom - the link will be sent 24 hours before the retreat begins.

    How to prepare: Find a calm and comfortable place in your home. You will need a chair or a meditation cushion or bench. Scroll down to find more information!

    Cost: Fees are on a sliding scale basis that allows participants to pay according to individual means. TNI is dedicated to offering affordable rates to all. Scholarships are also available. Please contact info@truenorthinsight.org. Everyone is welcome. Thank you for supporting TNI’s longevity!

    Teacher Dana: Our teachers are being hit hard by the cancellations of residential retreats across Canada and the US. Please note that the cost of the retreat covers only the administrative side of the retreat, not any payment to the teachers. Please consider giving a gift of Dana to the teachers. Following the 2,600-year-old Buddhist tradition, the teachings are considered priceless and are offered freely. At the end of the retreat you will be invited to offer dana, or donations, to the teachers.

    Cancellation fees: Please let us know as soon as possible if you have to cancel. Refunds are available if you cancel more than 24 hours before the retreat begins.

    We request that you arrive before the retreat begins. The Zoom space will open 15 minutes before the retreat starts.

    Information: retreats@truenorthinsight.org

    Daryl Lynn Ross is a TNI Guiding teacher. She has deeply engaged in contemplative practices for over 40 years with teachers and mentors from several Buddhist traditions, and practiced Christian spirituality as well. She served for 22 years as University Chaplain at Concordia University in Montreal. Co-founder of TNI and President of the Board, Daryl teaches local groups and intensive courses, mentors and counsels in personal meetings and offers a wide range of retreats. She lives and transmits the Buddhist teachings from the heart with a sensitivity to the unique path of each person.

    David Schouela has been practicing meditation and yoga since 1996 and has been teaching yoga since 2001. David brings to his teaching the integration of Buddhist mindfulness and insight meditation with classical yoga practice.

    How to Prepare for Your Retreat

    Meditation retreats are an invitation to create a space where you can take care of yourself and take time off from your daily life. With the goal of deepening inner calm, silence is an essential tool for this noble exploration of ourselves and allows us to listen deeply in this space of discovery.

    For an online retreat at home, it’s important to prepare a supportive environment in advance:

    • Find a clean, quiet place where you can be alone, in silence, without being disturbed.
    • Limit the use of electronic devices to just what you will need for the retreat (phone, laptop, or tablet). If possible, close all apps except for Zoom, deactivate different notifications, and put your device on airplane mode.

    We are aware that the current situation may require that you give attention to those you share your home with, and that you may need to be available for them. Do the best you can to offer yourself a supportive environment for your retreat. Your intention and your commitment are your best supports.

    Meditation Supports

    • A chair, cushion or meditation bench for sitting meditation.
    • A blanket or shawl in case you get cold.
    • Water to stay hydrated during the day.

    Daily Schedule

    Schedule for Meditation and Yoga online retreat

    Early morning yoga (pre-recorded, optional - will be made available the day before the retreat)

    Saturday and Sunday

    9:00 Introduction and sitting

    10:00 Yoga

    11:00 Sitting

    11:40 Q&A

    12:00 Lunch

    2:00 Sitting

    2:30 Yoga (a slower more yin practice, pre-recorded) or walking

    3:15 Dharma talk

    4:00 Pause

    4:10 Guided practice

    4:30 End

    Optional evening guided meditation (pre-recorded)

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