Matty Weingast and Jeanne Corrigal, Jan 23, 2021

Title

Closer Than We Think

Event Description

A community exploration of how we prepare for the transition of dying & the moment of death

Matty brings a lightness to these reflections which is refreshing and inspiring. Matty and Jeanne have the intention that this sense of light touch comes through in the session, and we hope that you join us.

With a selection of poems from The First Free Women as reflections, we will inquire together into these important questions and also into how they can help us to live life more fully now.

Teachers

Matty Weingast is the co-editor of Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care. He is also a former editor of the Insight Journal at Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and the author of The First Free Women: Poems of the Early Buddhist Nuns (new edition coming soon).

Jeanne Corrigal is the guiding teacher for the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community.

Recording

Other resources

The following poems from The First Free Women were shared:

Mitta ~ Friend
Sela ~ The Rock
Gutta ~ Guardian
Grandma Sumana
Another Uttama
Sakula ~ From a Good Home
Sangha ~ Community

Daylong with Jeanne Corrigal, Dec 5, 2020

Title

Resilience in the Time of COVID

Retreat Description

Our December daylong retreat is one of nurturing our innate peace, before the seasonal busyness starts.

This year, you may have some COVID fatigue to fold into the mix, as well. This day long retreat will offer some community relational practice to connect us; heart music to inspire gratitude and metta (toe-tapping definitely encouraged), and stillness contemplation, all with the intention of drinking deeply from our always present and sustaining wellspring of inner nourishment.

Dear friends, take a breath now, sense the body and the heart, and the sangha around you. We look forward to being together in December.

Teacher

Jeanne Corrigal

Jeanne Corrigal has been practicing since 1999, and is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioner Program, and Community Dharma Leader Program, and is the Guiding Teacher for the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community. She is trained with Mindful Schools, and a certified MBSR Teacher (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction). Jeanne is Métis, and one of her first teachers in loving presence was Cree Elder Jim Settee. She is a participant in the 2017-2021 IMS teacher training program.

Recordings

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Other resources

Look for the Good – Jason Mraz
https://youtu.be/2trTOe8YuX0

Keep Going On Song – The Bengsons
https://youtu.be/Cs-ju_L9pEQ

Patience – Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer:
https://ahundredfallingveils.com/2020/03/26/patience/

A Lesson in Resilience – Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer:
https://ahundredfallingveils.com/2020/03/24/a-lesson-in-resilience/

Jeanne Corrigal, June 27, 2020

Title

Gladness and Quiet Joy: Essential Friends in Times of Change

Retreat Description

The Buddha encouraged us to live in joy, even in times of affliction, to support freedom in our own heart and mind, and to strengthen our capacity to support our communities. This day of nourishment will explore gladdening practices that are available in every moment, and their liberating role in the journey of life. We look forward to gathering with you in community – a quiet joy, in itself.


This retreat was hosted by the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community.

Teacher

Jeanne Corrigal

Jeanne Corrigal has been practicing since 1999, is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader Program, and the guiding teacher for the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community. Jeanne is Métis, and one of her first teachers in loving presence was Cree Elder Jim Settee. She is a participant in the 2017-2021 IMS teacher training program.

Recordings

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Dana

This teaching is freely offered. If you are able to offer financial support to Jeanne, please visit our dana page for details on sending an e-transfer or making other arrangements.
https://saskatooninsight.com/wp/about/dana/

Jeanne Corrigal, Apr 24-25, 2020

Title

Cultivating Care and Wise Response in Challenging Times

Retreat Description

In this challenging time, the practice is a great gift. In a way, this is what we practice for–to be able to meet all of life with kindness, and wisdom. This moment, too, is an opportunity to feel our feet on the floor, to rest in the breath, to connect with our hearts, and respond wisely. Our practice is big enough, and flexible enough, for this, too.

Practicing in community is also a gift in this time, and we are grateful to be able to do so with Zoom technology. The intention of this retreat will be to cultivate a sense of connection, and will include dharma talks, meditation instruction, home practices, and practice guidance.


This retreat was co-hosted by Happy Hearts Mindfulness Community, in Edmonton, and the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community.

Teacher

Jeanne Corrigal

Jeanne Corrigal has been practicing since 1999, is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader Program, and the guiding teacher for the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community. Jeanne is Métis, and one of her first teachers in loving presence was Cree Elder Jim Settee. She is a participant in the 2017-2021 IMS teacher training program.

Recordings

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  • Friday evening talk and meditation
  • Saturday morning instruction
  • Saturday afternoon dharma talk

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Jeanne Corrigal, Jan 24-26, 2020

Title

Responding to Resistance: Sitting with ourselves and others in challenging times

Retreat Description

Resistance is a normal human response, in the face of fear, loss, uncertainty, or to the way things are–within ourselves and in the world. “Just let it be” can be easy to say… and very very difficult to do. And yet, we understand this as key to our practice of liberation. Can we truly see resistance as a doorway to peace? This retreat will explore meeting this important part of our experience wisely, as a direct invitation to freedom, skillful action, and even to happiness, in the midst of our world.

Teacher

Jeanne Corrigal

Jeanne is a Community Dharma Leader with the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community, and a participant in the 2017-2021 IMS Teacher Training Program.

Recordings

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Susie Harrington, June 20-24, 2019

Title

Paramis: A Guide to Everyday Living

Retreat Description

The Ten Paramis or perfections, are qualities of heart and mind that we have the opportunity to cultivate and nurture in our formal practice, and in our lives. They are doorways to a wholesome and responsive life. We live in difficult times. How to meet the everyday challenges, local and global, has become not only a personal exploration but a critical one for this time in our history. We will explore the foundational principles of the Paramis, how they can guide our practice, and the guidance they offer in living in a relational and complex world. During this retreat, we will deepen our silent practice, as well as acknowledge and even celebrate the expression of wisdom and love in our lives.

Teacher

Susie Harrington teaches meditation internationally and is the guiding teacher for Desert Dharma, which serves many communities in the Southwest near her home in Moab, Utah. She has trained in the Insight tradition since 1989, and in 2005 was invited into teaching by Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, and Guy Armstrong. Her teaching is deeply grounded in the body and often emphasizes the expression of mindfulness in speech and daily life. Susie brings the skills of inquiry, relational dharma, and the psychological/spiritual interface from her training in Hakomi Therapy and the Diamond Approach. Believing nature to be a profound teacher and a gateway to our true self, she often offers retreats outside. For more information on Susie Harrington, see: desertdharma.org

Recordings

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Adrianne Ross, Jan 26-31, 2017

Title

Calm Mind, Compassionate Heart: Cultivating the Five Spiritual Faculties

Retreat Description

In this retreat, we will explore how the Five Spiritual Faculties of mindfulness, stability of mind, balanced energy, confidence and wisdom can support our meditation practice and our daily lives in the world. We will be both recognizing our strengths and cultivating and developing these qualities together in balance. There will be periods of meditation instruction, silent sitting and walking periods and time for discussion with the teacher. We will include periods of loving kindness practice each day to support a safe and friendly environment for us all.

Teacher

Adrianne Ross

Adrianne Ross, MD, has been involved with meditation and healing since 1978. Her teaching is influenced by Burmese and Thai streams of Theravada as well as Dzogchen and contemplative practices. She teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to people with chronic pain and illness. She recently retired from working as a family physician to devote more time to personal practice and teaching retreats in Canada and the U.S.

Recordings

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Susie Harrington, May 27-June 1, 2016

Title

Walking in the Buddha’s Footsteps

Retreat Description

On this residential retreat, we will use the Buddha’s story leading to his enlightenment as a guide for our practice. Each of us has a journey that we take from disenchantment with the things and accomplishments and stories of our lives, through to wisdom and understanding of what is truly important and brings ease and freedom. We may take this journey over years of practice, or in another way, many times a day. Becoming familiar with this journey allows us to find it more easily each time, increasing the speed and ease with which we move from being caught in suffering to happiness and release.

In the quiet and steady practice support of this silent residential retreat, we will deepen into the clarity of moment to moment attention that allows us to see the truth as it unfolds. Through seeing the truth, we can cultivate understanding and an open heart, with the opportunity to relate to ourselves and the world with curiosity and caring. There will be sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, meetings with the teacher, and times for questions.

Teacher

Susie Harrington teaches meditation in the USA and Canada and is the guiding teacher for Desert Dharma, which serves many communities in the Southwest near her home in Moab, Utah. She has trained in the Insight tradition since 1989, and in 2005 was invited into teaching by Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, and Guy Armstrong. Her teaching is deeply grounded in the body and often emphasizes the expression of mindfulness in speech and daily life. Susie brings the skills of inquiry, relational dharma, and the psychological/spiritual interface from her training in Hakomi Therapy and the Diamond Approach. Believing nature to be a profound teacher, and a gateway to our true self, she often offers retreats outside. For more information on Susie Harrington, see: desertdharma.org

Recordings

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Susie Harrington, November 6-8, 2015

Title

The Practice of Metta: Connectng With Our Natural Goodness

Retreat Description

This retreat will offer practices to open our hearts and connect with our natural goodness. As we cultivate metta, we cultivate self-acceptance, self-compassion, and the possibility and willingness to allow the natural disposition of our kind hearts to shine forth in all aspects of our lives. This non-residential retreat will include periods of instruction, sitting meditation, walking meditation, meetings with the teacher, and dharma talks.

Teacher

Susie Harrington teaches meditation nationwide and is the guiding teacher for Desert Dharma, which serves many communities in the Southwest near her home in Moab, Utah. She has trained in the Insight tradition since 1989, and in 2005 was invited into teaching by Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, and Guy Armstrong. Her teaching is deeply grounded in the body and often emphasizes the expression of mindfulness in speech and daily life. Susie brings the skills of inquiry, relational dharma, and the psychological/ spiritual interface from her training in Hakomi Therapy and the Diamond Approach. Believing nature to be a profound teacher, and a gateway to our true self,  the often offers retreats outside. For more information on Susie Harrington, see: desertdharma.org

Recordings

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Bob Stahl, April 10-12, 2015

Title

Meditation as an Act of Love: Cultivating Wisdom & Compassion

Retreat Description

The two wings of our Insight practice are wisdom and compassion. This retreat will explore both wings – the wisdom we can cultivate with our mindfulness practice, and the befriending practices of the heart. Cultivating this kind awareness can awaken the mind and heart, leading to insight and transformation in our lives.

Teacher

Bob Stahl is a long-time practitioner of insight meditation. He is the Guiding teacher for Insight Santa Cruz, also teaching at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the Insight Meditation Society. Bob lived in a monastery for eight years, and has studied with the renowned Burmese masters Taungpulu Kaba-Aye Sayadaw, Hlaing Tet Sayadaw, Dr. Rina Sircar and Pokokhu Sayadaw, and has experience with teaching body based practices. He has a PhD in Philosophy and Religion with a specialization in Buddhist Studies, and is the author of Living With Your Heart Wide OpenCalming the Rush of PanicA Mindfulness BAsed Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, and the co-author of A Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workbook.  He also teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn, and directs Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in six Bay Area medical centers.

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