Introduction to Insight Meditation: A Welcome to Beginners and Returners


Dawn Mauricio

March 13-15, 2020

Galilee Centre
Arnprior, ON

$280 / $310 / $335
Deposit: $140

This silent retreat will offer an introduction to insight meditation and mindfulness, and to practice in a silent retreat context. Guided meditations, pointers on sitting posture and opportunities to ask questions will make this an accessible retreat for meditators in beginning stages of practice. We will explore the fundamental teachings of the Buddha as a doorway to freedom and to meeting life’s difficulties with balance and clarity. Participants will be offered guidance on bringing the practice into daily life, to live lightly in this world, with a compassionate heart and the spirit of the Dharma in everything we do.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss your practice with the teachers in small group meetings, and individually, by request.

This retreat is taught in English.





Dawn Mauricio Meditation Teacher


Dawn Mauricio has been practicing and studying Insight Meditation since 2005, sitting silent residential retreats in Canada, United States, Thailand, and Burma. Since discovering the Dharma, she has graduated from Spirit Rock's Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training and the Dedicated Practitioners' Program, as well as the first teacher development group of True North Insight. Dawn teaches with a playful, dynamic, and centered approach, currently leading a weekly sitting group, daylong retreats, and mindfulness workshops. She is a meditation retreat teacher for teenagers with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education and is currently in Spirit Rock's 4-year Teacher Training.


Registration Information


LOCATION: Galilee Centre, 398 John Street North, Arnprior, Ontario

Most of the rooms at Galilee Centre are single rooms with a sink. Washrooms are shared. For this retreat, everyone will have a single room.


ARRIVAL TIME: 3:30-5:30 pm, Friday, March 13. The retreat will conclude by lunch on Sunday, March 15. Everyone is welcome to stay for lunch.


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:
$280 - $310 - $335