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Finding Refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha: An Online Retreat

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Daryl Lynn Ross

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Online Retreat: Finding Refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

Refuge in the Three Jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha is an essential part of all Buddhist traditions, and it’s a practice, regrounding and exploration that is ongoing and deepening. Taking Refuge can enliven devotion, connection and joy, opening our hearts to our belonging in the lineage of teachings and practice. In this retreat, we will explore several dimensions of meaning of taking refuge that we can bring into formal practice and daily life. Participants will be encouraged and supported to incorporate some periods of silence into the days of retreat, and to practice mindful speech and action in engaging with family and work responsibilities.

This retreat is taught in English.

Retraite en ligne : Trouver refuge dans le Bouddha, le Dharma et la Sangha

Le refuge dans les trois joyaux du Bouddha, du Dharma et de la Sangha est un élément essentiel de toutes les traditions bouddhistes, et c'est une pratique, un enracinement et une exploration qui se poursuit et s'approfondit. Prendre refuge peut animer la dévotion, la connexion et la joie, en ouvrant nos cœurs à notre appartenance à la lignée des enseignements et des pratiques. Dans cette retraite, nous explorerons plusieurs dimensions de la signification de se réfugier que nous pouvons apporter dans la pratique formelle et la vie quotidienne. Les participants seront encouragés et soutenus à intégrer des périodes de silence dans les journées de retraite, et à pratiquer un discours et une action réfléchis en s'engageant dans des responsabilités familiales et professionnelles.

Cette retraite est enseignée en anglais.

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Practical Information

  • Saturday, July 10 from 9 am to 5 pm (Eastern Daylight Time - Canada)
  • Sunday, July 11 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

    The teacher

    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.

    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.

    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.
    • Water to stay hydrated during the day.

    Daily Schedule

    Saturday July 10 -- Eastern Daylight Time (Canada)

    9- 10* am Opening

    10 - 10:45 am Movement practice (Walk)

    10:45- 11:30** am Stationary practice (Sit, Reclined, Standing)

    11:30 -12 pm Movement practice (Walk)

    12 - 12:30* pm Stationary practice (Sit, Reclined, Standing) and Dharma talk

    12:30 - 2 :15 pm Lunch and Rest or Walk

    2 :15 - 2:45** pm Stationary practice (Sit, Reclined, Standing)

    2:45 - 3:30* pm Movement practice (Walk)

    3:15 - 4:15* pm Guided Heart practice

    4:15 - 5* pm Q&I, tips for practice at home, short sit before ending

    Sunday July 11 -- Eastern Daylight Time (Canada)

    9 -10* am Morning instructions, Q&I

    10 -10:45 am Movement practice (Walk)

    10:45 - 11:30** am Stationary practice (Sit, Reclined, Standing)

    11:30 - 12 pm Movement practice (Walk)

    12:00 -12:30* pm Stationary practice (Sit, Reclined, Standing) & Dharma talk

    12:30 - 2:15 pm Lunch and Rest or Walk

    2:15 - 2:45** pm Stationary practice (Sit, Reclined, Standing)

    2:45 - 3:30 pm Movement practice (Walk)

    3:30 - 4:15* pm Heart practice

    4:15 - 5:00* pm Closing, Relational practices

    *Times to come to computer

    **Optional (Virtual meditation hall will be open with teachers as practice leaders)

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