Presence in Us and Around Us


Roxanne Dault

December 14 - 17, 2023

Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, QC


Treat yourself to this moment of silence in nature to connect with yourself. Throughout this weekend, we will cultivate an attentive presence rooted in lovingkindness and compassion. Opening and welcoming what is there, in all simplicity, in us and around us, will be on the menu.

This silent retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, instructions, guided meditations, and Dharma teaching. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss your practice with the teacher in small group meetings, and individually, on request.

This retreat is taught in French and welcomes all.




Roxanne Dault teaches meditation in Canada, USA and in France. She has been dedicated to this path for 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. Learn more at


Registration Information


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, Thursday, December 14. The retreat will conclude by lunch on Sunday, December 17. Everyone is welcome to stay for lunch. The teachers request 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: $1 170
  • Sustaining: $750
  • Base: $600
  • Reduced: $525
  • Scholarship: upon request (limited number of scholarships are granted)

Deposit: $300


Benefactor - $1 170
The Benefactor rate provides the opportunity to offer more substantial support for TNI.

Sustaining - $ 750
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.

Base - $600
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.

Reduced - $525
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. A limited number of scholarships are granted.



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