This Elusive Life


Pascal Auclair

May 1-5, 2019

Au tournant du Cœur
Sutton, QC

$460 / $510 / $560
Deposit: $230
Camping: $360

It is essential for our physical, mental, social and spiritual health to take a moment from time to time to pull back and slow down a bit. Taking time out in our life can be pleasant and helps us to feel revitalized on all levels—it is a gift we give to ourselves, as well as to those around us.

Take advantage of this healthy break to pacify and unify the mind so you can experience the fleeting, fragile nature of this precious life we have been given. Calming the mind, opening the heart, and inviting in wisdom: this is what is on the menu for this weekend of silence, meditation and nature!

This retreat will be held in French, with the possibility of having an individual meeting with the teacher in English if needed.




Pascal Auclair Meditation Teacher
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Pascal Auclair has been immersed in Buddhist practice and study since 1997, sitting retreats in Asia and America with revered monastics and lay teachers. He has been mentored by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Massachusetts and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, where he is now enjoying teaching retreats. Pascal teaches in North America and Europe. His depth of insight, classical training, and creative expression all combine in a wise and compassionate presence. In addition, his warmth and humour make Pascal a much appreciated teacher.


Registration Information


LOCATION: Au tournant du Coeur, 1738 Chemin Scenic à Sutton, Québec, J0E 2K0


ARRIVAL TIME: 3:30-5:30 pm, Wednesday, May 1. The retreat will conclude by lunch on Sunday, May 5. 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:
$460 - $510 - $560


This retreat is held at Au tournant du Cœur in beautiful Sutton in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Accommodations are in 10 one-person cabins for the first 10 registrations. All other rooms are double rooms.

Sinks, toilets and showers are in the main building, so those in the cabins will have to walk several minutes to use the facilities.

What to bring:

  • Sheets, pillowcase, blanket or sleeping bag
  • Towel
  • Headlamp or flashlight if you wish
  • Flip flops
  • Meditation cushion or bench, zabuton or yoga mat
  • Rain gear