A Heart That Resonates


Pascal Auclair
Bonnie Duran

May 8-15, 2020

Loyola House
Guelph, ON

$1000 / $1080 / $1160
Deposit: $500

We will explore together how mindful awareness can allow the fullness of our human experience to be felt with balance. We will sit together guided by the teachers, practice walking meditation in silence, and we will consider the Buddha’s teaching and make it relevant for us today. Our minds and hearts will be cultivated to become responsive, opening to all this life has to offer, healing the sharp edges and cultivating the truth and joy we can offer others and ourselves.





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.


Bonnie Duran, Meditation Teacher


Bonnie Duran has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1982. She has taken teachings from western teachers including Joseph Goldstein and Marcia Rose, as well as Tibetan teachers Venerable Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. She is one of the founders of The People of Color Sangha in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and in Seattle, Washington; is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader 3 training program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center; and is currently in the Spirit Rock teacher training program. Bonnie is also involved in Native American spiritual practices and traditions. She is a contributor to Hilda Guitierrez Baldoquin's book, Dharma, Color and Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism (Parallax), and has written for the "Turning Wheel Journal of Engaged Buddhism."


Registration Information


loyola house

LOCATION: Loyola House, 5420 Highway 6 North, Guelph, Ontario


All of the rooms at Loyola House are single rooms with a sink. Washrooms are shared.


ARRIVAL TIME: 3:30-5:30 pm, Friday, May 8. The retreat will conclude by lunch on Friday, May 15. Everyone is welcome to stay for lunch


COST: TNI is dedicated to offering affordable rates to all. We offer a sliding scale with low, mid and high rates that allow retreatants to pay according to their means. Paying at the low rate covers the minimum expense of holding a retreat. The high rate helps ensure TNI’s viability as an organization. The deposit is included in all of our fees.


Sliding Scale:
$1000 - $1080 - $1160