In the Silence of Winter


Roxanne Dault

February 9-11, 2024

Villa St-Martin
Pierrefonds, QC


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 Dault, 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 diverse organizations. 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. Learn more at:


Registration Information

 Villa St-Martin, Pierrefonds, QC



LOCATION: 21269 Boul Gouin O, Pierrefonds, QC H9K 1C1, Canada.

Villa Saint-Martin is an Ignatian Spirituality Centre that welcomes retreats accomodating the needs of a wide audience, including Dharma organizations. Please note there are Christian symbols on the site.

All of the rooms at Villa St-Martin are single rooms with a sink. Washrooms are shared. 


ARRIVAL TIME: 3:30-5:00 pm, Friday, February 9. The retreat will conclude by lunch on Sunday, February 11. 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. 

A deposit of 50% of the base rate is required to register to the retreat. The deposit is included in all of our fees. 


Sliding Scale:
  • Benefactor: $780
  • Sustaining: $500
  • Base: $400
  • Reduced: $350
  • Scholarship: upon request (limited number of scholarships are granted)

◆ Deposit : $200 


The Benefactor rate provides the opportunity to offer more substantial support for TNI.

The Sustaining rate represents the actual cost to TNI to operate our programs. If you can afford this level or higher, you assist our efforts to offer lower sliding-scale rates and ongoing financial subsidies.

The Base rate covers 82 % of what is needed to run our organization. To balance our budget and to wisely steward our resources, donations must supplement our registration income.

Payment at the Reduced rate covers only 71 % of what is needed to run our organization. To balance our budget and to wisely steward our resources, donations must supplement our registration income.

TNI offers scholarships of up to a 50% reduction of the base rate on our sliding scale to those who request it. Limited number of scholarships are granted.



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