Joining the Circle of Generosity


As we move into a second pandemic winter, with all the uncertainties and limited personal contacts with our fellow sangha community members, we want to let you know how much we value your presence at our online sittings and retreats, and that we are working hard to sustain True North Insight and build our outreach to be inclusive and welcoming to all.

We have committed to continuing our work of dismantling racism and oppression as we serve the Dharma. In 2021, True North Insight:

- Hosted our third BIPOC Retreat
- Shared dharma on retreats with practitioners from all walks of life; we've served over 5,000 practitioners over the past 15 years.
- Offered online weekly sittings, courses and daylong retreats
- Offered mindfulness sessions to caregivers and through local community outreach centres
- Offered scholarships to those unable to pay fees (over $95,000 since we started offering retreats.)
- Developed programs for experienced practitioners
- Continued a two-year mentoring program to train teachers representing a wide range of identities and life experiences
- Recommend meditation in prisons, as guidelines allow

We are asking you to make a special gift to TNI today to support our ongoing work and allow us to expand our outreach in-person and online. We need to raise $20,000 to close the gap in our budget to achieve our goals. This year, Lori and David Schouela, who have tremendous confidence in True North Insight to share the Dharma for the growth of integrity, wisdom and kindness in our world, are providing this $20,000 Fall Matching Gift. Your donation can have twice the impact when you give today.

The Lori and David Schouela matching grant will match every dollar given by donors like you. We are grateful for their generosity and their trust. Lori and David Schouela will match your gift for two times the impact up to a total of $20,000.

All donations to True North Insight of $5 and up will be sent 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.