Fluid Heart, Creative Mind
April 28 - May 5, 2017
We will explore together how mindful awareness can allow the fullness of our human experience to be felt with balance. We will sit together guided by the teachers, practice walking meditation in silence, and we will consider the Buddha’s teaching and make it relevant for us today. Our minds and hearts will be cultivated to become responsive, opening to all this life has to offer, healing the sharp edges and cultivating the truth and joy we can offer others and ourselves.
About Pascal Auclair
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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 Europe. 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.
About Bonnie Duran
Bonnie Duran has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1982. She has taken teachings from western teachers including Joseph Goldstein and Marcia Rose, as well as Tibetan teachers Venerable Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. She is one of the founders of The People of Color Sangha in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and in Seattle, Washington; is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader 3 training program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center; and is currently in the Spirit Rock teacher training program. Bonnie is also involved in Native American spiritual practices and traditions. She is a contributor to Hilda Guitierrez Baldoquin's book, Dharma, Color and Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism (Parallax), and has written for the "Turning Wheel Journal of Engaged Buddhism".
LOCATION: Loyola House, 5420 Highway 6 North, Guelph, Ontario www.loyolahouse.ca.
ARRIVAL TIME: 3:30-5:30 pm, Friday, April 28. The retreat will conclude by lunch on Friday, May 5. Everyone is welcome to stay for lunch.
COST: TNI is dedicated to offering affordable rates to all. TNI retreat fees are on a sliding scale basis that allows participants to pay according to individual means. Fees do not include compensation for the teachings, and teachers rely on the generosity of retreatants for a sustainable income. There is an opportunity to offer dana (donations) to the teachers at the end of each retreat. The deposit is included in all of our fees.