True North Insight Meditation Center / Centre de méditation Voie Boréale

Who We Are

Our organization consists of Guiding Teachers, the Board of Directors, an Organizing Committee, Advisors to TNI and a network of volunteers.

Our 3-person Organizing Committee takes care of the daily running of the organization.  Our Board of Directors meets with the Organizing Committee three times a year to make recommendations on program direction, approve financial decisions, and lend overall guidance and support. Currently there are four members of the board,and we welcome any expression of interest in serving on the board. Our Advisory Committee is made up of meditation teachers from the US and Canada.  Everyone involved with guiding and administrating TNI has experience with the practice and benefits of insight meditation. 

Our volunteers are the generous and gifted foundation of all TNI efforts. Graphic designers have created TNI’s promotional posters and brochures and designed the website.  Translators volunteer their time to make our website content and all promotional documents bilingual.  A consultant in organizational development has volunteered his services several times at pivotal points in our growth.  We have also had several professional fundraisers give us feedback and guidance.  In addition, a large number of volunteers in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and other cities and towns contribute their time and skills to accomplish many of the daily important tasks in support of the vitality of our organization.

 

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Guiding Teachers

 

Pascal Auclair

Norman Feldman

Daryl Lynn Ross

 More on our Guiding Teachers

 

Board Members

 

Daryl Lynn Ross

David Schouela

Sandy Gray

Steven Hick

Dawn Mauricio

Roxanne Dault

 More on our Board Members

 

Organizing Committee

 

Janet Maxwell, Ottawa

Muriel Jaouich, Montreal

Sylvie Thomas, Montreal

 

Advisors to True North Insight Meditation Centre

 

Matthew Flickstein, Founder of The Forest Way

Gil Fronsdal, Founder and primary Teacher, Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula

Joseph Goldstein, Co-founder and Guiding Teacher of the Insight Meditation Society

Amita Schmidt, former Resident Teacher of the Insight Meditation Society

Gina Sharpe, Co-founder of New York Insight

Bhante Wimala, Spiritual Director of the Triple Gem Society

 

 

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Suffering is nothing but experience enslaved to ignorance.

  ~The Dalai Lama