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Online Fundraiser Retreat: Wisdom & Compassion in Times of Uncertainty with Joseph Goldstein, Dawn Mauricio and Pascal Auclair

Joseph Goldstein, co-founder of Insight Meditation Society and renowned meditation teacher is supporting True North Insight by offering this online retreat fundraiser. Dawn Mauricio and Pascal Auclair, TNI guiding teachers, will be teaching with Joseph. We are in great company here. Share this unique event.

For many of us, experiencing these challenging times comes with stress and anxiety. Is it possible to meet this reality and respond to it with wisdom and compassion? Joseph, Dawn and Pascal will guide us in cultivating qualities of mind and heart to free ourselves from affliction, despair and confusion.

This retreat is taught in English.

Black and Indigenous people can attend without cost. Although this is a fundraising event, we are unable to provide tax receipts for tickets. Thanks for your understanding.

Retraite de levée de fonds en ligne : Sagesse et compassion en ces temps incertains avec Joseph Goldstein, Dawn Mauricio et Pascal Auclair

Joseph Goldstein, cofondateur de Insight Meditation Society et professeur de méditation de renommé international, soutient Voie boréale avec cette retraite de levée de fonds en ligne. Dawn Mauricio et Pascal Auclair enseigneront aussi avec Joseph. On est en très bonne compagnie ici! Partage cet unique événement!

Pour bon nombre d'entre nous, l'expérience de ces temps difficiles crée du stress et de l'anxiété. Est-il possible de répondre à cette réalité avec sagesse et compassion? Joseph, Dawn et Pascal nous aideront à cultiver des qualités de l'esprit et du cœur afin de nous libérer de la douleur, du désespoir et de la confusion.

Cette retraite est enseignée en anglais.

Les personnes noires et autochtones peuvent assister sans aucun paiement. Bien qu'il s'agisse d'une collecte de fonds, aucun reçu fiscal ne sera délivré. Merci de votre compréhension.


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Practical Information

  • Friday, May 28 from 7 to 8:30 pm (Eastern Daylight Time - Canada)
  • Saturday, May 29 from 10 to 5:30 pm (Eastern Daylight Time - Canada)
  • Sunday, May 30 from 10 to 5:30 pm (Eastern Daylight Time - Canada)
  • Schedule: You can find the daily schedule below on this page. Also, it is completely ok if you can't attend all of the retreat. We are hoping to make it available to all participants

    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 retreats across Canada and the US. Please consider giving a gift of Dana to the teachers. Please note that the cost of the retreat covers only the administrative side of the retreat, not any payment 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: info@truenorthinsight.org

    
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    The teachers

    Joseph Goldstein

    Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where he is one of the organization’s guiding teachers. In 1989, together with several other teachers and students of insight meditation, he helped establish the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. Joseph first became interested in Buddhism as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand in 1965. Since 1967 he has studied and practiced different forms of Buddhist meditation under eminent teachers from India, Burma and Tibet. He is the author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening, A Heart Full of Peace, One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism, Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom, The Experience of Insight, and co-author of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom and Insight Meditation: A Correspondence Course.

    Dawn Mauricio

    Dawn (she, her) has been practicing and studying Insight Meditation since 2005, and has graduated from the first teacher development group of True North Insight, and Spirit Rock's Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training, Dedicated Practitioners' Program, and 4-year Retreat Teacher Training. She is known to teach with a playful, dynamic, and heartfelt approach, and leads daylongs, retreats, yearlong programs, and mindfulness workshops in Canada and the US for Spirit Rock, True North Insight, and for teens with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education. Dawn is also the author of “Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners”. For more information, visit dawnmauricio.com.

    Pascal Auclair

    Pascal Auclair has been immersed in Buddhist practice and study since 1997, sitting retreats in Asia and America with revered monastics and lay teachers. He has been mentored by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Massachusetts and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, where he is now enjoying teaching retreats. Pascal teaches in North America and in Europe. He is a co-founder of True North Insight and one of TNI’s Guiding Teachers. His depth of insight, classical training, and creative expression all combine in a wise and compassionate presence. In addition, his warmth and humour make Pascal a much-appreciated teacher.

    Schedule of the retreat

    (Eastern Daylight Time - Canada)

    Friday, May 28

    7 pm to 8:30 pm: Instructions + Sit with Pascal Auclair & Dawn Mauricio

    Saturday, May 29

    10 am to 11:30 am: Instructions + Sit with Pascal Auclair

    11:30 am to 1 pm : Self-structured Practice

    1 pm to 2 pm: Guided Meditation & Heart Practices with Dawn Mauricio

    2 pm to 4 pm : Self-structured Practice

    4 pm to 5:30 pm : Sit + Talk or Q&A with Joseph Goldstein

    Sunday, May 30

    10 am to 11:30 am: Instructions + Sit with Pascal Auclair

    11:30 am to 1 pm : Self-structured Practice

    1 pm to 2 pm: Guided Meditation & Heart Practices with Dawn Mauricio

    2 pm to 4 pm : Self-structured Practice

    4 pm to 5:30 pm : Sit + Talk or Q&A with Joseph Goldstein

    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 and turn WiFi back on.

    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.
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