Coming Back to Our Senses


Pascal Auclair

November 1-4, 2018

Au tournant du Coeur
Sutton, QC

$350 / $400 / $450
Deposit: $175
Campîng: $300

Our senses can be used to constantly search for pleasant experiences and avoid unpleasant ones. This is a common stressful way to live. It's possible to learn how to be sensitive while giving the senses the noble task to free the mind & heart from the very stress they can cause. Come and explore, in the silence of meditation, how to be awake to your senses!

This retreat is taught in 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: Au tournant du Coeur, 1738 Chemin Scenic à Sutton, Québec, J0E 2K0  


ARRIVAL TIME: 3:30-5:30 pm, Thursday, November 1. The retreat will conclude noon on Sunday, November 4. 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:
$350 - $400 - $450 (Camping: $300)

This retreat is held at Au tournant du Cœur in beautiful Sutton in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Accommodations are in 10 one-person cabins for the first 10 registrations. All other rooms are double rooms.

Sinks, toilets and showers are in the main building, so those in the cabins will have to walk several minutes to use the facilities.

What to bring:

  • Sheets, pillowcase, blanket or sleeping bag
  • Towel
  • Headlamp or flashlight if you wish
  • Flip flops
  • Meditation cushion or bench, zabuton or yoga mat
  • Rain gear

DIRECTIONS to Au tournant du Coeur

From Champlain Bridge:

  • Follow Hwy 10 E
  • Take exit 74 for Rte Pierre-Laporte towards Bromont/Cowansville/Granby
  • Turn left onto Route Pierre Laporte (signs for Cowansville/Bromont)
  • Continue onto Boulevard Pierre-Laporte/QC-241 S for 6.8 km
  • Turn left on Principale Road (Cowansville Hospital)
  • Turn left onto Boulevard Jean-Jacques-Bertrand/QC-104 E/QC-139 S
  • Continue for 2.6 km
  • Turn right onto Chemin West Brome/QC-139 (Flashing yellow light and BMR)
  • Go through Sutton village
  • After Sutton village, turn left onto Chemin Schweizer (BMR) for 400m
  • Take the first right onto Chemin Scenic Road
  • Continue for 4.5 km (7-8 minutes) to 1738 Chemin Scenic