Viriya Mini-Retreat Recordings


Viriya: Courageous Energy

Retreat Description

We need courageous energy right now, to face what’s here and what’s ahead. But we need the right kind of energy — the viriya that connects us to the Seven Factors of Awakening. Join us for this half day of community cultivation of the energy that uplifts, inspires and nourishes our capacity to meet the moment with our whole, courageous heart.


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.

James Lowe has practiced meditation for over 15 years, with Adrianne Ross, Michele McDonald and Steven Smith as his main teachers. James has over 20 years of teaching adults in community agencies and institutions, primarily teaching the Brahma-Viharas to volunteers and healthcare practitioners. As a psychotherapist, he sees life as learning, and thus helps clients learn to use the Dharma in a one on one setting. James is currently interested in exploring different ways to teach the dharma in nature, online, and in smaller groups. He especially likes smaller groups where people get to share their practice with one another. His greatest wish is to make the dharma accessible and personal to all people. To connect with James, visit


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