Zeden Lake Insight Meditation Retreat – September 2024 🌲

True Nature: Still, Easeful, Spacious

Silent Insight Meditation retreat at lovely Zeden Lake, with Jeanne Corrigal

September 2-8, 2024

Nature practice can deeply support settling, opening the heart, and resting in spacious awareness. This retreat will collaborate with this natural process by turning intentionally to concentration, kindness and nature of awareness practices. As we explore awareness we can come to understand our own true nature more deeply. This can be a nourishment and freedom that we carry back into the world. In this time of global crisis, the refuge of awareness can support our embodied care and engagement.

The retreat includes dharma talks, practice talks with Jeanne, reflective meditation practices, and gentle paddling each day. For more information, please email the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community at contact@saskatooninsight.com.

Retreat requirements

To support the safety and practical aspects of this nature retreat, we ask that participants have:

  • A minimum of one weekend silent meditation retreat.
  • Familiarity with Insight Meditation practice.
  • Good swimming and basic canoe skills.
  • Basic camping experience.

Retreat Etiquette

We will share the happiness of the community work meditations of on-site food preparation and clean up.

This retreat will be held in silence, except for safety and logistical needs, and for practice talks with Jeanne. This supports the whole community.

Please come prepared to participate fully in the retreat schedule:
Day 1: 3:45 pm to 9 pm
Days 2-6: 6 am to 9 pm
Day 7: 6 am to noon

Logistics

  • We will set up our home at the St. John Bosco Wilderness Camp.
    • Please note there is no cell-phone coverage at this location. An emergency number will be provided for you to give to family or friends in case they need to contact you.
  • Base registration fee: $315, plus a food contribution equaling about $80-$100.
    • The base fee is for those who plan to camp (bring your own tent, etc.). There are some additional options for accommodation:
      1) A bed in a bunkhouse for an additional $63 (total
      2) A private bedroom in a cabin for an additional $315
      3) A private bedroom with a shared bathroom for an additional $378
    • Some scholarship support is available, if the registration fee is a barrier.
  • Registration fees cover the operational expenses of the retreat (site, equipment, fees, transportation, etc.). They do not cover the teachings, which are offered on a dana basis. Dana is a Pali word meaning generosity. In keeping with Buddhist tradition, teachers do not charge for their services but are sustained by the generosity of their students. Dana allows the teacher and retreat manager to continue their Dharma work. There will be an opportunity to offer dana to Jeanne for her teaching. (Ways to offer dana to Jeanne.)
  • Protocols to safely offer this retreat in light of Covid will be determined closer to the event.

Registration

Please register here:
https://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=73639
If you have any problems with the registration, please contact us:
contact@saskatooninsight.com


Jeanne Corrigal is the guiding teacher for the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community, and a graduate of the 2017-2021 IMS teacher training program. She deeply appreciates metta and nature based practices. She has been practicing since 1999, and is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioner and Community Dharma Leader Programs. Jeanne is certified with Indigenous Focusing Oriented Trauma Therapy (IFOT), is a certified MBSR teacher, and she has trained with Mindful Schools and Somatic Experiencing. She is Métis, and one of her first teachers in loving presence was Cree Elder Jim Settee. She is a long-time canoeist.