Resilience in the Time of COVID

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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.

Saturday December 5, 10 am – 4 pm CST
(Convert to local time)

This is offered on a dana basis.

A Zoom link will be sent to you when you register.

Please register here:
http://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=36766

Daylong retreat with Jeanne Corrigal Dec 7

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The Path of Peace - a daylong retreat with Jeanne Corrigal - Sat Dec 7 2019
The Path of Peace – a daylong retreat with Jeanne Corrigal

As we enter one of the busy seasons of our year, intentionally connecting with peace is an inner gift to offer ourselves and others. Peace is possible in this moment, even in difficult or busy conditions. The more we practice peace, the more accessible it is to us, and the more we can offer peace to the world.

This day long retreat will be held in noble silence, and will offer dharma talks, meditation instruction in touching peace, and gentle relational practices.

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Place: Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan, 2221 Hanselman Court, Saskatoon
Cost: This retreat is freely offered.
In keeping with our tradition, there will be two dana bowls, one for retreat expenses, and one for Jeanne, if people wish to offer financial dana.

To help us with planning, please pre-register with this link:
http://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=30070

Daylong retreat with Jeanne Corrigal – May 4, 2019

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Presence of Heart: Mindfulness and Kindness

A daylong retreat with Jeanne Corrigal
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

This retreat will weave Mindfulness and Kindness together to cultivate and explore affectionate attention to the moment, and to our lives, in the service of freedom in the heart and mind. Instruction, dharma reflections, and a variety of meditation practices, which can also be daily living practices, will be included. The retreat will be held in noble silence and will also include gentle verbal relational practices in both the morning and afternoon. We will be playing a little bit in this daylong, to cultivate a lightness and enjoyment of our practice. This retreat is suitable for beginners and for experienced practitioners deepening into the presence of heart on our life path.

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Place: Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan, 2221 Hanselman Court, Saskatoon
CostThis retreat is freely offered.
In keeping with our tradition, there will be two dana bowls, one for retreat expenses, and one for Jeanne, if people wish to offer financial dana.

To help us with our planning, and to stay informed about the retreat, please register online at:
http://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=28525

Daylong retreat with Jeanne Corrigal – Dec 9, 2018

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Living in Joy: An Inner Wellspring

A daylong retreat with Jeanne Corrigal
Sunday, December 9, 2018, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

The Buddha invites us to ‘Live in Joy’, touching its source in our own hearts. Mindfulness allows us to see clearly many flavours of joy and how to cultivate them; joy sustains the heart and cultivates equanimity, which supports mindfulness to stand even more closely to all states. This silent retreat will explore these mutually supportive states, and the importance of joy on the path of liberation. Dharma talks, instruction in sitting and walking, and gentle reflection practices will be offered.

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Place: Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan, 2221 Hanselman Court, Saskatoon
CostThis retreat is freely offered.
In keeping with our tradition, there will be two dana bowls, one for retreat expenses, and one for Jeanne, if people wish to offer financial dana.

To help us with our planning, and to stay informed about the retreat, please register online at:
http://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=25869

Softening Self Judgment (Apr 7 2018)

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A daylong retreat with Jeanne Corrigal, Community Dharma Leader, Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community.

Self Judgment can be one of the most painful states we face, and also a powerful source of energy for us, as we transform and ease the hold it can have on our hearts and minds. This daylong retreat will explore a path to freedom from self judgment, and wise relationship with it. We will also nurture a transformational care for our deepest selves. The day will include mindfulness, kindness, compassion, gentle relational practices, instruction and dharma reflections.

Saturday, April 7, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan, 2221 Hanselman Court, Saskatoon

This retreat is offered freely.
In keeping with our tradition, there will be two dana bowls, one for retreat expenses, and one for Jeanne, if people wish to offer financial dana.

Please bring your lunch, wear warm and cozy clothes, and bring a mat, and blanket (and pillow, if you wish one). Tea will be provided.

Thank you for refraining from wearing scents.

To help us with our planning, and to stay informed about the retreat, please register online at:
http://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=23456

Family Meditation Afternoon – May 13 2017

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We are happy to offer for the second year, a Family Meditation and Mindfulness Afternoon. It will take place May 13, 2017, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at LDAS, 2221 Hanselman Ct, Saskatoon.

We will offer children and their caring adults some mindful tools that can be learned together and used in daily life. The afternoon will include stories, teachings, movement, art, and meditations appropriate for children ages 6 plus, and their caregivers.

To help us plan appropriate content, it would be very helpful to know who will be attending, with how many children and of what ages. Please let us know by May 5 if you are interested in participating.

You are encouraged to register online at http://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=19336 or for more information and alternative ways to register, contact Wendy at wcdgadventures@outlook.com or call 306.203.4575

There is no fee for this event, but there will be a dana/donation basket for the rental of the space and supplies.

We look forward to an afternoon of fun together!

With every good wish,
Wendy Coleman, Jeanne Corrigal, Andrea Grzesina, Doris Larson, Don Pogoda, Heather Rattanavong
Sponsored by the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community (SIMC)

Map to Liberation: The Wheel of Life (Apr 2017)

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A daily life retreat with Jeanne Corrigal
Community Dharma Leader, SIMC

Daylong retreat: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10 AM-4 PM, LDAS*
Daily support emails offered by Andrea Grzesina: April 1-April 9 (optional)
One 30-minute Skype discussion with Jeanne during the week (optional)
Half-day retreat and conclusion, Sunday, April 9, 2017, 1 PM-4 PM, LDAS* (optional)
* In person sessions are held at the Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan,
2221 Hanselman Crt, Saskatoon SK

The Wheel of Life is a mandala which illustrates the teachings of the Four Noble Truths and of Dependent Origination – maps of liberation and freedom that we can experience here, now, in this life. Part of the beauty of this teaching is the rich imagery of the mandala, part of which is actually a picture of the mind, and the way the Buddha taught to free it from suffering. This imagery can be a great support for our understanding.

Each participant will receive this map of the mind, and travel with it through one week of practice. This retreat will be anchored by two day retreats 8 days apart: a daylong on Saturday, April 1, and an afternoon session on Sunday, April 9. On the first day, we will get to know the map, then journey with it throughout the week, and on the second afternoon of practice, we will anchor and share our discoveries together.

The retreat has an emphasis on integrating this teaching into our daily lives. This will be supported through:

  • Invitation to daily practice with the retreat group using a group signup through the Insight Timer app
  • Daily email inspiration and practices focusing on the key points of liberation in the map. These emails will be a collaboration between Jeanne and dedicated practitioner Andrea Grzesina
  • One half hour practice talk with Jeanne via Skype, during the week

You may choose to attend just the Saturday daylong, or attend the Saturday daylong and participate in the daily activities, or attend both the Saturday daylong and Sunday afternoon along with doing the daily activities.

For practitioners who are not in Saskatoon, Skype practice talks with Jeanne will be arranged to allow you to participate. You also have the option of a one hour Skype talk with Jeanne in place of the day longs. If there are enough out of town folks, we will try to arrange an online group chat on the final day.

This retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced practitioners.

This retreat is offered on a dana basis. There will be dana baskets for the retreat expenses, and for the teacher, Jeanne.

Please register online at:
http://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=17844

Stillness, Peace and Joy (Dec 2016)

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Jeanne Corrigal

A daylong retreat with Jeanne Corrigal, Community Dharma Leader, Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community

The gifts of our practise are available to us in any season of our lives. This retreat offers a time to nourish ourselves with practices of stillness, peace, and joy. Mindful attention to these life giving qualities deepens their presence in our minds, hearts, and bodies. The retreat will include a variety of sitting and walking meditations, and a dharma talk.

This retreat is offered freely.

In keeping with our tradition, there will be two dana (donation) bowls, one for retreat expenses, and one for Jeanne, if people wish to offer financial dana.

Please bring your lunch, wear warm and cosy clothes, and bring a mat, and blanket (and pillow, if you wish one). Tea will be provided.

Thank you for refraining from wearing scents.

Please register online at http://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=16134