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.
Daryl Lynn Ross
Daryl Lynn Ross
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