Living into Freedom: The Liberation Teachings of the Eightfold Path


Teachers
Jean Esther & Nakawe Cuebas

When
September 2-8, 2022

Where
Loyola House
Guelph, ON

Cost
$885 / $950 / $1020
Deposit: $445

Registration for this retreat opens on July 1.

It is with wise understanding that we see life clearly. When we see life with more clarity, we recognize our profound interconnectedness with each other and with this planet. With this recognition our thoughts, actions and speech begin to come into greater alignment with wisdom and love. In practicing together on retreat, we will strengthen our awareness and understanding of the Eightfold Path and its practical application to our lives. Please join Jean and Nakawe in sitting, walking and mindful movement meditation, dharma teachings, group inquiry and small group discussions.

This retreat is taught in English.

COVID-19 Protocols: At the time of the retreat, all health guidelines in place for group gatherings will be followed and communicated to attendees.

Please note we will continue to monitor Ontario and Quebec's COVID protocols and will communicate any potential changes to the retreat via email.

In-Person 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.

 

 

Teachers


Jean Esther Meditation Teacher

 

Jean Esther Beginning her formal training in meditation in 1975, Jean has trained in the Buddhist Theravadan tradition with renowned senior lay teachers as well as Burmese and Western Monastics since 1982. Over a number of years, Jean has engaged in intensive teacher training in both Vipassana practice and non-dual awareness. Her teaching is also informed by over 40 years of practice as a psychotherapist, focusing on the healing of trauma through an embodied somatic approach. She trained for over 20 years in Jungian psychology with Jungian analyst Marion Woodman. Respecting all of life through a social justice understanding informs her life and her teaching. Jean teaches at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, USA, Insight Meditation Community of Western MA, USA as well as various other locations across the US and Canada. Jean has served on the Guiding Teachers Council of True North Insight since 2015.

 Nakawe 2022

Nakawe Cuebas Berrios
For over 20 years nakawe has and continues to be a practitioner in the Buddha Dharma. Her first Buddhist teacher was Goenka. Graduate of the Spirit Rock Dedicated Practitioners Program, Community Dharma Leaders Program and the IMS Teacher Trainer Program. At present she teaches retreats and is a community Insight Meditation teacher with New York Insight and other centers.

Working as a Midwife for 40 years.

Her ancestral home is Puerto Rico, blending the Spanish, African and Taino Indian roots that flow from her ancestors, that give her guidance and strength.

Nakawe believes we all have the potential to live a life of wisdom and compassion. These are the teachings of liberation that she wants to share.

Registration Information


 

loyola house

LOCATION: Loyola House, 5420 Highway 6 North, Guelph, Ontario

http://www.loyolahouse.ca/

All of the rooms at Loyola House are single rooms with a sink. Some rooms have a private bathroom; otherwise, washrooms are shared.

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ARRIVAL TIME: 3:30-5:30 pm, Friday, September 2.  The retreat will conclude by lunch on Thursday, September 8. Everyone is welcome to stay for lunch

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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:
$885 - $950 - $1020
Deposit:
$445

 

COVID-19 Protocols: At the time of the retreat, all health guidelines in place for group gatherings will be followed and communicated to attendees.

Please note we will continue to monitor Ontario and Quebec's COVID protocols and will communicate any potential changes to the retreat via email.

In-Person 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.