Joining the Circle of Giving

What do you value most deeply? Where do you find refuge? People come to True North Insight to explore these questions and to cultivate a wise and open heart. If TNI, our network of teachers, and teachings have helped you in some way to live more deeply from those values, please consider being part of True North Insight’s Circle of Giving. Your giving allows us to offer teachings of wisdom and compassion to over 900 people each year. Each year, we depend on your donations for our operating fund to keep our retreats and programs running. Only 65% of our operating expenses are covered by residential retreat fees each year.

Over the last three years, we reached our goal of 100 Buddhas for our Circle of Buddhas campaign. As we look to the next three years, our heartfelt wish is to ensure that all who seek tools for awakening and freedom can find spiritual refuge at True North Insight. This is why we are inviting you to be part of the Circle of Giving and are looking for 100 new Buddhas for the next three years.

We are raising funds to:

  • Increase financial assistance to retreatants, allowing more people to attend retreats who would otherwise not be able to afford them
  • Make our offerings more fully diverse and inclusive, so that participants and teachers of all identities, backgrounds and abilities feel a greater sense of welcome
  • Offer longer retreats for experienced students
  • Attract teachers of international reputation
  • Build our capacity to develop programs for all practitioners, from beginner to experienced students
  • Augment support for teachers, ensuring we have a highly trained, diverse faculty, committed to helping develop TNI as a positive presence in our society


Please support this next stage of TNI’s growth. To realize these goals, True North Insight needs to raise $100,000 over the next three years. We are seeking 100 new Buddhas to contribute $1000 each. If you give $27.77/month for 3 years, that is less than $1 a day.

You can join the Circle in one of two ways:

  • A $1000 gift can be given in the monthly form of: 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!)

You can offer your monthly donation by direct withdrawal: Print a donation form and mail it in with a cheque marked "VOID".

Or a monthly online donation can be done via Canada Helps, our secure online service.

  • A one-time payment of $1,000 or more, via 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

Or make a one-time on-line donation via Canada Helps, our secure online service, or via PayPal.


We also welcome all one-time or monthly donations of any size. 

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