A Soft and Radical Transformation of the Heart, a Metta Retreat


Please note that this retreat begins at 10 am on Monday and ends at 3 pm on Thursday. Everyone is asked to arrive on time and stay until the end of the closing.

Pascal Auclair

January 27-30, 2020


$395 / $460 / $510
Deposit: $200

The practice of Metta (loving kindness) brings warmth and ease to heart, mind and body. As we cultivate the joy of friendliness we learn to transform anger, jealousy and old resentments into deep caring. We also discover that guilt and judgment can be the basis for kindness and compassion to arise. This is an invitation to a soft and radical transformation of the heart.

This retreat is taught in English. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and have interviews in both French and English.





Pascal Auclair Meditation Teacher
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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.


Registration Information


LOCATION: Kio-o, 1905 Chemin 6e Rang, Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, QC J0T 2J0


Most of the rooms at Kio-o are double rooms, with only a few single rooms. Single rooms are filled on a first come, first served basis. Washrooms are shared.


ARRIVAL TIME: 10 am-noon, Monday, January 27. The retreat will conclude at 3 pm on Thursday, January 30. The teacher requests that you plan to attend the entire retreat – please arrive on time and stay through the closing talk.


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.


Sliding Scale:
$395 - $460 - $510