True North Insight New Year’s Retreat, Insight Meditation Retreat


Jean Esther

December 29, 2020 -
January 1, 2021

Galilee Centre
Arnprior, ON

$395 / $460 / $510
Deposit: $200

Welcome the New Year with reflection and intention, silence and community, surrounded by the beauty of Arnprior and the warmth of the Galilee Centre! Bring your cross-country skis, snowshoes and hiking boots. We will be supported by the meditation practice, dharma talks, and a midnight gathering. This retreat is suitable for those familiar with vipassana practice.

A silent weekend meditation retreat in the vipassana tradition or a MBSR course are the prerequisites.





Jean Esther Meditation Teacher


Jean Esther MSW began training in meditation in 1975. Since 1982, she has trained in the Buddhist Theradavan tradition with renowned senior lay teachers as well as Burmese and Western Monastics. She has engaged in intensive teacher training in both Vipassana practice and non-dual awareness. Her teaching is informed by over 35 years of practice as a psychotherapist integrating spiritual inquiry, psychological understanding and body awareness rooted in the ancient teachings of love and wisdom. Jean teaches at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley in Western Ma, IBME teen retreats as well as various locations across the US and Canada.


Registration Information


LOCATION: Galilee Centre, 398 John Street North, Arnprior, Ontario

Most of the rooms at Galilee Centre are single rooms with a sink. Washrooms are shared. For this retreat, everyone will have a single room.


ARRIVAL TIME: 3:30-5:30 pm, Tuesday, December 29. The retreat will conclude before lunch on Friday, January 1. 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:
$395 - $460 - $510