This Elusive Life


Pascal Auclair

June 1-5, 2020

Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, QC

$505 / $575/ $640
Deposit: $255

During this silent retreat, this intensive meditation training, together we will see how attentive presence can bring us to deep wisdom and complete tenderness for our humanity, our life, beautiful and imperfect, troubling and precious, that in many ways and too often eludes us. We will bring a calm and curious look at our heart and its contractions, our mind and its confusion, and we will be led, one step at a time, towards a soothing clarity where compassion and joy coexist. Everyone is welcome at this friendly gathering, whether meditation practice is familiar or not, whether solitude in community is a known experience or not.

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: Kio-o, 1905 Chemin 6e Rang, Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, QC J0T 2J0

Most of the rooms at Kio-o are double rooms, with only a few single rooms. Single rooms are filled on a first come, first served basis. Washrooms are shared.


ARRIVAL TIME: 10 am-noon, Monday, June 1. The retreat will conclude at 4 pm on Friday, June 5. The teacher requests 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. The deposit is included in all of our fees.


Sliding Scale:
$505 - $575 - $640