Meditation Retreats 

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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. Thanks to our generous donors we are able to provide a sliding scale of course fees and offer financial assistance to those who need it.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. 

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.*

* 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.

 

2022 - 2023 Schedule

We hope to open registration for our in-person retreats at least two months before they begin.

November 28-December 1

Embodied Wisdom

(in French)

Val-Morin, QC Pascal Auclair 4 $225 $445/
$485/
$530
December 29, 2022 - January 1, 2023

 2022 New Year's Retreat

Guelph, ON Jill Davey 3 $200 $395/
$460/
$510

February 3 - 5, 2023

Registration opens:
December 5, 2022

In the Silence of Winter: an Insight Meditation Retreat

(in French)

Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, QC Roxanne Dault 2 $150 $295/
$325/
$355

March 23 - 26, 2023

Registration opens:
January 23, 2023

Meeting Our Emotional Life with a Dharma Heart

(in English)

Guelph, ON Jean Esther 3 $230 $460/
$500/
$545

April 10 - 14, 2023

Registration opens:
February 10, 2023

Embodied and Free: establishing mindfulness and freedom through the body

(in English)

Guelph, ON Dawn Scott 4 $305 $610/
$670/
$730

May 8 - 14, 2023

Registration opens:
March 8, 2023

A Heart That Resonates

(in English)

Guelph, ON Pascal Auclair & Tara Mulay 6 $460 $915/
$980/
$1050

June 1 - 4, 2023

Registration opens:
April 1, 2023

BIPOC Retreat

(in English)

Guelph, ON DaRa Williams & Dawn Mauricio 3 $150  You Choose*/
Scholarship**/
$460/
$500/
$545

July 16 - 23, 2023

Registration opens:
May 16, 2023

Awakening Together: The Interplay of Generosity, Love and Wisdom

(in English)

Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, QC Daryl Lynn Ross 7 $515 $1030/
$1110/
$1190

August 13 - 17, 2023

Registration opens:
June 13, 2023

Mettā/Lovingkindness Retreat

(in English)

Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, QC Bonnie Duran 4 $305 $610/
$670/
$730

October 13-20, 2023

Registration opens:
August 13, 2023

Embodying the Dharma in Everyday Life

(in English)

Cantley, QC Jean Esther 7 $515 $1030/
$1110/
$1190

November 15-19, 2023

Registration opens:
September 15, 2023

Abiding Mindfully in the Body: Meditation and Yoga Retreat

(in English)

Guelph, ON Daryl Lynn Ross, with David Schouela (yoga) 4 $305 $610/
$670/
$730

Nov. 30-Dec 3, 2023

Registration opens:
September 30, 2023

Présence en nous et autour de nous

(in French)

Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, QC Roxanne Dault 3 $230 $460/
$500/
$545

Dec 29, 2023-Jan 1, 2024

Registration opens:
October 29, 2023

2023 New Year’s Retreat

(in English)

Guelph, ON Jill Davey 3 $230 $460/
$500/
$545

*You Choose Rate - So that TNI can offer this form of financial assistance to as many as possible, please be as generous as you can when choosing your rate, at or above $40 per night ($120 minimum total).
** Scholarship Rate - TNI offers scholarships of up to a 50% reduction of the low rate on our sliding scale to those who request it. For this retreat, the low rate is $425. You can ask up for a scholarship of up to 50% of this rate. For example, if you ask for a 50% scholarship, you would pay $215.

The variation in our pricing is a consequence of the prices we are charged by the centres we rent.