Dhamma Friends – March 3, 2021

This is for a past event. For current events, please visit our Upcoming Events page.


Dear sangha friends,

Jeanne and our friend Elvina Charley will share the practice on the Wednesday sit on March 3. We look forward to welcoming Elvina to our sangha again!

Diné (Navajo) bi-lingual school psychologist Elvina Charley, Ed.S., M.A. Charley has been practicing mindfulness since 2013 as a way to heal from historical trauma.  She found parallels between her Diné philosophy of life and mindfulness, which she incorporates in teaching her students.

Please join us for this very special night, part of a series of collaborations with teachers near and far, which we are calling “Dhamma Friends.”

March 3, 2021, 7:00-8:00 PM CST
(Click for other time zones)

To get Zoom meeting details for this evening (also valid for all Wednesday evenings), please register with this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctduqqrz0tH9IoOMyH-xvUYO2Gt4TfoR64
The registration process will email you a link to join by computer or device, or you can phone in.

Please add a note “Dhamma Friends” with any dana you offer on this evening. It will be shared with appreciation among all the teachers.

Jeanne

Dhamma Friends – April 21, 2021

Dear sangha friends,

I’m really excited to introduce you to another of my IMS Teacher Training colleagues.

Devon Hase will be joining us for our session on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 7 PM (Saskatchewan). Here is a little preview of the discussion:

The Live Wire of Authenticity
We could say that dharma practice offers a kind of live wire of authenticity, a radical knowing of just exactly this moment as it presences in body, heart, and mind. Join us for an evening of experiential excavation of our mutually shared (and yet entirely individual) aliveness.

Please join us for this very special night, the second in a series of collaborations with teachers from around the world, that we are calling “Dhamma Friends.”

Please add a note “Dhamma Friends” with any dana you offer on this evening. It will be shared with appreciation among all the teachers.

Jeanne


About our guest

Devon Hase began intensive meditation training in 2000. She has studied at monasteries in Nepal and India, and practices in the Insight and Vajrayana traditions. Currently, Devon teaches at the Insight Meditation Society, Spirit Rock, and throughout North America and Europe. Along with her life partner nico, she co-authored their first book, How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life, which offers six pieces of semi-Buddhist advice to keep you anchored and steady amidst the chaos of modern life. She now lives together with nico in urban retreat in her hometown of Ashland, Oregon. For more info visit www.devonandnicohase.com.

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

Closer Than We Think

This is for a past event. For current events, please visit our Upcoming Events page.


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

Led by Matty Weingast and Jeanne Corrigal.

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.

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, which is much loved in our community. 

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

SIMC invites you to join us online January 23 for this special time together
Saturday, January 23, 10:00 am – noon CST (click to see other time zones).

This event is offered on a dana basis. Please add a note “Matty” to any donation you are able to make, and it will be shared between the teachers.

Please register here to get the Zoom link for the event:
http://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=37353

Dhamma Friends – Jan 20, 2021

This is for a past event. For current events, please visit our Upcoming Events page.


Dear sangha friends,

Jeanne and friend Tara Mulay will explore their mutual delight at the mystery of our practice – how this concise and precise set of instructions opens up into an intuitive way of knowing that surprises and nourishes our hearts and minds.

Tara Mulay’s teachings stem from the lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw, as well as teachers Howard Cohn, Kamala Masters, Gil Fronsdal, Joseph Goldstein, Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and Ayya Anandabodhi. Tara practiced criminal defense law in California for over 20 years.  She was a leader of Mission Dharma in San Francisco, and in 2016 she co-founded the San Francisco People of Color Insight Sangha. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Insight World Aid.  Tara is of South Asian (Indian) descent. She felt initially drawn to dharma practice upon encountering the Buddha’s teachings rejecting social caste as a measure of worth and of capacity for awakening. She believes classical Buddhist practices, designed to cultivate compassion, non-greed, non-hatred, and non-delusion, are uniquely potent vehicles for empowering people in marginalized communities and effecting social change.

Please join us for this very special night, part of a series of collaborations with teachers near and far, which we are calling “Dhamma Friends.”

January 20, 2020, 7:00-8:00 PM CST
(Click for other time zones)

To get Zoom meeting details for this evening (also valid for all Wednesday evenings), please register with this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctduqqrz0tH9IoOMyH-xvUYO2Gt4TfoR64
The registration process will email you a link to join by computer or device, or you can phone in.

Please add a note “Dhamma Friends” with any dana you offer on this evening. It will be shared with appreciation among all the teachers.

Jeanne

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/

Resilience in the Time of COVID

This is for a past event. For current events, please visit our Upcoming Events page.


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

Dhamma Friends – December 2, 2020

This is for a past event. For current events, please visit our Upcoming Events page.


Dear sangha friends,

Jeanne and our friend Elvina Charley will share the practice on the Wednesday sit on December 2. We look forward to welcoming Elvina to our sangha!

Diné (Navajo) bi-lingual school psychologist Elvina Charley, Ed.S., M.A. Charley has been practicing mindfulness since 2013 as a way to heal from historical trauma.  She found parallels between her Diné philosophy of life and mindfulness, which she incorporates in teaching her students.

Please join us for this very special night, part of a series of collaborations with teachers near and far, which we are calling “Dhamma Friends.”

December 2, 2020, 7:00-8:00 PM CST
(Click for other time zones)

To get Zoom meeting details for this evening (also valid for all Wednesday evenings), please register with this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctduqqrz0tH9IoOMyH-xvUYO2Gt4TfoR64
The registration process will email you a link to join by computer or device, or you can phone in.

Please add a note “Dhamma Friends” with any dana you offer on this evening. It will be shared with appreciation among all the teachers.

Jeanne

October events with Bonnie Duran

This is for a past event. For current events, please visit our Upcoming Events page.


October 23: Introduction to Mindfulness Through an Indigenous World View for those who self identify as Indigenous or as People of Colour
October 24-25: Online Retreat for everyone


Introduction to Mindfulness Through an Indigenous World View for those who self identify as Indigenous or as People of Colour (online)

Friday, October 23, 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Saskatchewan time)
Led by Bonnie Duran, Jeanne Corrigal and Elvina Charley

This group is for those who self-identify as Indigenous or as People of Colour.

This special evening of meditation will introduce mindfulness through the wisdom of three Indigenous teachers.

This event welcomes: beginners, experienced meditators, students, teachers, educators, community workers, community activists, families, teens, young adults, parents, aunties, grandparents… everyone!

This evening is offered in the Insight Meditation tradition of dana/donation – there will be an opportunity to contribute financially to the teachers, if you wish, and according to your means.

Please register here, and we will send the Zoom meeting link and further details closer to the event:
http://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=35878

Registration now closed.


Indigenous Presence:
A Retreat with Wisdom Teachings from the Indigenous & Insight Meditation Traditions (online)

with Bonnie Duran, Jeanne Corrigal, and Elvina Charley

Saturday, October 24, 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday, October 25, 10 am – 1 pm
Everyone welcome!

This retreat will explore similarities between Indigenous and Buddhist ways of knowing, to support peace in the heart and mind and wise action in the world. Gentle mindfulness practices will explore our connection with nature and ancestors, describe a path to decolonizing the mind, offer ways of gently releasing challenging experiences and trauma, and invite us to walk the Beauty Way, or Hoźho.

This retreat is offered in the Insight Meditation tradition of dana/donation – there will be an opportunity to contribute financially to the teachers, if you wish, and according to your means.

Please register here, and we will send the Zoom meeting link and further details closer to the event:
http://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=36362

Registration now closed.


About the teachers

Bonnie Duran, DrPH, an Opelousas/Coushatta descendant, began Buddhist meditation practice over 35 years ago. She enjoys teaching Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioners Program, short and long retreats, and holds a People of Color and Allies Sangha in Seattle, WA. She also directs the University of Washington’s Center for Indigenous Health Research, is a member of Spirit Rock Teachers Council and a core teacher for the Insight Meditation Society’s Teacher Training Program.

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.

Jeanne Corrigal

Diné (Navajo) bi-lingual school psychologist Elvina Charley, Ed.S., M.A. She has been practicing and serving indigenous communities over twenty years as a teacher and school psychologist practitioner in urban and rural setting. Charley has been practicing mindfulness since 2013 as a way to heal from historical trauma. Charley received training through Mindful Schools to bring back mindfulness to reservations schools. She found parallels between her Diné philosophy of life and mindfulness, which she incorporates in teaching her students.

Anglin Lake Insight Meditation Retreats – August 2020

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Update from Jeanne, July 1, 2020
We are confirmed for our retreat! We are happy to be able to visit our beautiful Anglin Lake again.
Andrea and I are making a list of safety guidelines….variations on washing hands, sanitizing hands, washing hands, sanitizing hands, and maintaining physical distance. 🙂 Which, handily, is possible in a canoe! 🙂
We want to make this trip easeful… with the emphasis on ease, and not on the additional guidelines. It strikes me that the additional guidelines are like the monastic code… in the Buddha’s time, guidelines for social harmony were added as circumstances required… here we are!
Other nature retreats around the continent are also going ahead… this format is actually turning into a refuge in these times, as indoor retreats are not possible right now. So, we are fortunate to be able to rest into this one. We are almost full for the first one, and have about 5 spots left in the second.
So, taking a breath, inviting ease. Andrea and I will send out our suggestions for social harmony and safety to registered participants soon.
With much metta,
Jeanne and Andrea


Silent Insight Meditation retreats at beautiful Anglin Lake, with Jeanne Corrigal

Kindness: the Heart’s Home August 6-9
This immersion in kindness with the community of land, lake, sky, and trees cultivates our sense of care for ourselves and all beings, and supports liberation into the spacious, loving, connected heart and mind. This retreat is inspired by the teachings of both Elder Jim Settee and the Buddha.

Touching the Earth Insight Retreat August 9-12
On the eve of his enlightenment the Buddha touched the earth and asked for help to awaken. On this retreat we will touch the beloved earth with our hearts, minds, bodies, and spirits, as we follow the Buddha’s guidance in cultivating liberation of the heart-mind. This retreat invites us to renew our connection with the nourishing well of our true nature, for the sake of all beings.

Registration closed

These retreats include 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, or retreat manager Andrea at amgrzesina@gmail.com.

  • You can register for one, or both, retreats. There is a limit of 15 people per retreat.
  • Cost for each trip: $190, plus a food contribution equaling about $45. When you register, you will be invited to choose which food items you would like to contribute from our potluck list.
    • Some scholarship support is available, if the registration fee is a barrier.
  • If you are able to bring a canoe, the cost is reduced ($105 per canoe).
    Maximum of six canoes are needed for each retreat, depending on number of people registered.
  • Registration fees cover the operational expenses of the retreat (equipment, fees, transportation, etc). They do not cover the teachings, which are freely given because they are considered priceless. 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.
  • We set up our home at the Spruce River Campground and paddle from there. Bring your camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, etc.). This unserviced campground has outhouses. We will set up a common kitchen area for meals.
  • We recommend at least one weekend residential retreat or a familiarity with Insight Meditation practice prior to this retreat. If you do not have this experience, registration may still be possible after a conversation with Jeanne. If this your first retreat, Jeanne will call you once you submit your registration to have a chat.
  • Swimming and basic canoe skills are needed.

Registration

Registration is now closed.


These retreats are led by Jeanne Corrigal, Guiding Teacher with the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community. A graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader Program, Jeanne is currently a participant in the 2017-2021 IMS teacher training program. Jeanne has practiced Insight Meditation for 21 years, is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and Life Skills Coach. Jeanne is Métis and one of her first teachers in loving presence was Cree Elder Jim Settee. She is a long-time canoeist.