Body as Nature, Nature in the Body: Dharma and Our Connection to the Earth

 


Teachers
Anushka Fernandopulle &
Roxanne Dault

When
June 13-17, 2022

Where
Le Couvent Val-Morin
Val-Morin, QC

Cost
$590 / $650 / $710
Deposit: $295
 

Registration for this retreat will open on April 11.

Our body can be a vehicle for liberation in this life, with all that we need to wake up. Yet we may not know how to relate to our body to support this kind of freedom. In this retreat we will practice ways of connecting to our embodiment with loving awareness, while recognizing ourselves as part of nature. We will engage in the practices of the Buddhist path in silence while sitting, walking, resting and eating. The retreat will be supported by Dharma talks, guided meditations, time for questions, and small group meetings.

This retreat is taught in English.

COVID-19 Protocols: At the time of the retreat, all health guidelines in place for group gatherings will be followed and communicated to attendees.

Please note that a Covid booster shot (third dose) is now required to attend this retreat.

In-Person COVID-19 Safety Measures: Please click here for more information. 

Cancellation due to COVID: If TNI cancels this retreat due to COVID, we will offer a full refund to all participants.

 

Teachers


Anushka Fernandopulle Meditation Teacher

 

Anushka Fernandopulle has trained for over 30 years in the Theravada Buddhist tradition in the U.S., India, and Sri Lanka and is a member of the Teacher's Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. Anushka teaches retreats and workshops around the globe. Her teaching is informed by nature, creative arts, political engagement, innovation and modern urban life. Anushka also works as a leadership coach and management consultant, influenced by a BA in anthropology and religion from Harvard and an MBA from Yale. She lives in San Francisco.

 

Roxanne Dault Meditation Teacher

 

Roxanne Dault  A dedicated practitioner of Vipassana (insight) meditation, Roxanne Dault (she, her) has sat many long retreats in Asia and in the West, spending more than two years in silence since 2006. Roxanne has been involved with True North Insight since its beginning, where she now also teaches weekly sits and residential retreats. She is involved in different projects to share the Dharma in the West. She is currently part of the four-year Insight Meditation Society (IMS) Teacher Training. Her teaching is influenced by indigenous spiritual practices, her many travels and her experience in Somatic Experiencing®, a body-mind approach aimed at relieving the symptoms of trauma. Roxanne wants to share her love for the Dharma so that we can all touch the freedom in every moment! She speaks French, English and is learning her ancestors' language, Anishinaabemowin.

 

Registration Information


 

LOCATION: Le Couvent Val-Morin, 2043, chemin de la gare, Val-Morin, Québec J0T 2R0

Most of the rooms at Le Couvent Val-Morin are double rooms, with only a few single rooms. Single rooms are filled on a first come, first served basis. Some of the rooms are located in a building a 10-min. walk from the main building. If you are not able to make this walk, please let Janet know when you register. The meditation hall is on the second floor, accessible only by stairs.

 

ARRIVAL TIME: 3:30-5:30 pm, Monday, June 13. The retreat will conclude by lunch on Friday, June 17. Everyone is welcome to stay for lunch. The teachers request 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:
$590 - $650 - $710
Deposit:
$295

 

COVID-19 Protocols: At the time of the retreat, all health guidelines in place for group gatherings will be followed and communicated to attendees.

Please note we will continue to monitor Ontario and Quebec's COVID protocols and will communicate any potential changes to the retreat via email.

In-Person COVID-19 Safety Measures: Please click here for more information. 

Cancellation due to COVID: If TNI cancels this retreat due to COVID, we will offer a full refund to all participants.