Joining the Circle of Generosity

 

We are currently facing the greatest global health crisis in modern history and this continues to impact our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Never have the Buddha’s teachings felt more needed in our lives, in our communities, societies, and the world. In the past eight months, Janet, Bibiana and Muriel, our TNI Organizing Committee, have worked diligently to maintain a range of virtual offerings and retreats taught by our inspiring dharma teachers. We have also launched a second iteration of our community meditation teacher training program with more than 20 trainees.

We are committed to continuing our work of dismantling racism and oppression by:

• training and financially supporting more Black and Indigenous teachers and increasing teaching opportunities though our teacher training program;
• offering practice spaces that represent our values of equity, access, and meaningful inclusion;
• increasing the number of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) teachers for retreats;
• continuing to offer Inclusion Scholarships for BIPOC practitioners to attend retreats;
• offering BIPOC sitting groups and an annual BIPOC retreat;
• hosting and financially supporting equity & inclusion trainings for board members, staff, and teachers;
• starting a white awareness caucus group that will tackle white supremacy, with Buddhist practice as the foundation;
• continuing to share resources that educate and untrain minds and hearts from conditioned biases that keep the status quo of inequality going in society (Equity and Inclusion page).

Balancing the 2020 budget has proved challenging because of decreased revenues and due to costs to make the teacher training program truly equitable and inclusive. As well, True North Insight remains responsible for paying ongoing overhead expenses, including modest staff salaries and technology costs.

Your support in closing the $25,000 gap in our budget for 2020 is vital to our financial well-being. We are asking you to give from a place of deep conviction, a conviction that knows the innate value of equity and inclusion.

We invite you to consider making a SPECIAL YEAR-END gift now to support your spiritual home. 

All donations to True North Insight are eligible for a tax receipt. 

You can support us in one of two ways:

Become a monthly donor:

  • For example, 12 installments of $83.33/month for 1 year; 24 installments of $41.66/month for 2 years; 36 installments of $27.77/month for 3 years (that is less than $1 a day!)
  • Monthly donation by direct withdrawal: Print a donation form and mail it in with a cheque marked "VOID."
  • Monthly donation via Canada Helps, our secure online service.

Make a one-time donation via e-transfer, check or credit card:

  • Make a one-time donation by printing a donation form and mailing it with your payment to True North Insight, P.O. Box 64105, RPO Holland Cross, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4V1.
  • Make a one-time online donation via Canada Helps, our secure online service, or via PayPal.
  • Make a one-time donation by Interac e-transfer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gifts of all amounts are welcome and deeply appreciated.