Meditation Retreats 


True North Insight is dedicated to offering affordable rates to all. Our retreat fees are on a sliding scale basis that allows participants to pay according to individual means. Fees do not include compensation for the teachers that 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. 

True North Insight scholarships are part of our commitment to make the Buddha's teachings accessible to all, regardless of means.

It is important to us to be a welcoming, safe and inclusive community, accepting and supportive of diversity in age, race, physical and mental abilities, as well as sexual orientation and gender identity.*

True North Insight hold five spots for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) retreatants up until one month before the retreat starts.

* Our sangha is inclusive of trans and gender diverse (e.g. gender fluid, gender queer, agender) people. We recognize that gender is not dependent on how someone looks and can be something other than male or female. One's gender is often inferred by the pronoun used as reference (he/she/they). We encourage mindfulness around pronouns. 

2024 Schedule

Please click on the title of the retreat to register.



July 14 to 19, 2024


Coming Home to Our True Heart

(in English)

Daryl Lynn Ross Villa St-Martin, Pierrefonds, QC

August 9 to 12, 2024


À la rencontre des sens - Présence et dialogue conscient au coeur de l’été

(in French)

Roxanne Dault & Brent Beresford Villa St-Martin, Pierrefonds, QC

August 29 to September 1, 2024


BIPOC Retreat

(in English)

Kate Johnson & Dawn Mauricio Villa St-Martin, Pierrefonds, QC

September 13 to 15, 2024


Joy: An Inner Wellspring

(in English)

Jeanne Corrigal Villa St-Martin, Pierrefonds, QC

October 4 to 10, 2024


The Resilience of Love and Wisdom in Meeting Our Lives

(in English)

Jean Esther & nakawe cuebas Villa St-Martin, Pierrefonds, QC

November 6 - 10, 2024


Abiding Mindfully in the Body: Meditation and Yoga Retreat

(in English)

Daryl L. Ross & David Schouela Villa St-Martin, Pierrefonds, QC

November 25 - 29, 2024


Cœur vaste, esprit libre

(in French)

Pascal Auclair Kio-o, Sainte-Lucie des Laurentides, QC

December 29, 2024 - January 2, 2025


New Year's Retreat

(in English)

Jill Davey Loyola House, Guelph, ON