In the Silence of Winter

A Retreat for Beginners and Returners


Roxanne Dault

February 3-5, 2023

Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, QC

$295 / $325 / $355
Deposit: $150


At the beginning of each year, winter teaches us to take time to stop, listen, contemplate, and welcome what is alive in us in this moment.

This meditation retreat offers the chance to deeply immerse ourselves in the practice of mindfulness meditation. We will explore the basic teachings of this ancient practice and will cultivate a kind and balanced heart. The participants will be offered guidance on how to bring the practice into daily life, on the importance of living gently in this world, and the spirit of the Dhamma that permeates everything we do.

Guided meditations, instructions, and the possibility of asking questions and discussing your practice with the teacher in small groups and individually on request, will make this retreat accessible to beginners.



Roxanne Deault, Meditation Teacher


Roxanne Dault teaches meditation in Canada, USA and in France. She has been dedicated to this path for almost two decades, sitting on long retreats both in Asia and in the West. A Guiding Teacher at True North Insight, Roxanne teaches in a variety of environments including in a graduate program at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), in corporate settings and in incarcerated and other marginalized populations. Her teachings take root mainly from the lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw. She is trained in Somatic Experiencing®, a body-mind approach aimed at relieving the symptoms of trauma and stress. She speaks French, English and is learning her ancestors’ language, Anishinaabemowin. Learn more at:


Registration Information


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LOCATION: Kio-o, 1905 Chemin 6e Rang, Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, QC J0T 2J0.

Most of the rooms are double rooms, with shared washrooms. Single rooms are filled on a first come, first served basis.


ARRIVAL TIME: 3:30-5:30 pm, Friday, February 3. The retreat will conclude by lunch on Sunday, February 5. Everyone is welcome to stay for lunch. 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:
$295 - $325 - $355


COVID-19 Safety Measures: Please click here for more information.

Cancellation due to COVID: If TNI cancels this retreat due to COVID, we will offer a full refund to all participants.