True North Insight New Year’s Insight Meditation Retreat


Jill Davey

Dec. 29, 2023 -
Jan. 2, 2024

Loyola House
Guelph, ON


Welcome the New Year with reflection and intention, silence and community, surrounded by the beauty and warmth of Loyola House in Guelph. We will be supported by the meditation practice, dharma talks, and an old year/new year ritual. This retreat is suitable for those familiar with Vipassana practice (i.e. having attended a silent residential TNI retreat), as meditation instructions will be kept to a minimum.

Please leave your electronics at home and open to the magic of silence and stillness on retreat, open to the intimacy of the present moment. Discover a different kind of connection! There are beautiful nature trails at Loyola House, so bring your cross-country skis, snowshoes or hiking boots, depending on the weather!

This retreat is taught in English.



Jill Davey, Meditation Teacher


Jill Davey (she/they) is the founder of RiverSound Retreat and Insight Meditation Fergus. Since their first meditation retreat in 2008, Jill has been devoted to the study and practice of Vipassana (Insight Meditation) and sharing this understanding with others. Having been mentored and invited to teach by Molly Swan and Norman Feldman, Jill is a teacher with True North Insight. Jill is particularly interested in connecting the relevance of these ancient teachings of awareness, wisdom and kindness to daily life experience. Jill brings years of previous experience as a community worker to their teaching and is actively committed to the ongoing dismantling of internalized and systemic privilege.


Registration Information


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LOCATION: Loyola House, 5420 Highway 6 North, Guelph, Ontario

Loyola House is a retreat house of the Jesuits of Upper Canada used as the venue for groups leading their own retreats, including Dharma organizations. Please note there are Christian symbols on the site. 

All of the rooms at Loyola House are single rooms with a sink. Washrooms are shared.


ARRIVAL TIME: ARRIVAL TIME: 3:30-5:30 pm, Friday, December 29. The retreat will conclude by lunch on Tuesday, January 2. 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.

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: $1 560
  • Sustaining: $1 000
  • Base: $800
  • Reduced: $700
  • Scholarship: upon request (limited number of scholarships are granted)

Deposit: $400 


The Benefactor rate provides the opportunity to offer more substantial support for TNI.

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.

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.

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. Limited number of scholarships are granted.



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