Dhamma Friends – December 2, 2020

This event has been rescheduled from November 25

Dear sangha friends,

Jeanne and our friend Elvina Charley will share metta at our 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 metta 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
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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

June 2020 Daylong

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


Gladness and Quiet Joy
Essential Friends in Times of Change

— An online daylong retreat with Jeanne Corrigal —

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.

Time:

Saturday, June 27, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Saskatchewan time)

Registration:

Please register to get the Zoom link for joining the meeting:
http://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=34461

Please plan to join by 8:45 am on Saturday to be ready for the 9:00 am start.

Our 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.


This daylong is freely offered, with an opportunity to offer dana to Jeanne for the teaching.
https://saskatooninsight.com/wp/about/dana/

Dhamma Friends – June 24, 2020

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


Dear sangha friends,

I’m really excited to introduce you to some of my IMS Teacher Training colleagues, who are going to visit to us on our metta night, June 24.

Zooming in from Vancouver is Rachel Lewis, who has developed a songbook of Buddhist music, including her own choral arrangements of traditional chants, and who will open our metta sit with her exquisite chanting; tuning in from Massachusetts is Devin Berry, whose groundbreaking and innovative Deep Liberation retreats call upon ancestral healing; also from Massachusetts is Tara Mulay, whose South Asian (Indian) roots and extensive and diverse retreat practice combine in her insightful sharing of the dharma.

Please join us for this very special metta night, the first 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

Online retreat – April 24-25

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


Cultivating Care and Wise Response in Challenging Times

An online retreat with Jeanne Corrigal

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.

Time:

Friday April 24, 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday April 25, 8:45 am – 4:30 pm

Please plan to join at 6:45 pm on Friday and 8:45 am on Saturday to be ready for the 7:00 pm start on Friday and the 9:00 am start on Saturday.

Zoom details:

Please register to receive the Zoom information:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/u5EvfuGsqz0tFHMDC7Je0z9qx_HyxdnApA

Our 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.


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

It is freely offered, with an opportunity to offer dana to Jeanne for the teaching.
https://saskatooninsight.com/wp/about/dana/

First Free Women – April 8, 2020

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

A link to the video recording from this evening is below.

To support Ayya Anandabodhi’s community, please visit the Aloka Vihara’s donate page.


The First Free Women:
Readings and Teachings by Anandabodhi Bhikkhuni

The beautiful enlightenment poems of the Elder Nuns of the Early Buddhist tradition have been preserved from 2600 years ago. Author Matty Weingast has rendered a fresh and alive translation of these treasured poems in a new book called The First Free Women: Poems of the Early Buddhist Nuns. In it, the words of Tissa, Grandma Sumana, and Vijaya speak directly to our hearts and experience today with insight and compassion.

We are very fortunate to have Ayya Anandabodhi, a contemporary Bhikkhuni in the Theravadan Buddhist Tradition, ‘zooming’ in to our community April 8 to offer readings and teachings from this collection.

Anandabodhi Bhikkhuni lived and trained as a nun in the Forest Tradition at Amaravati and Chithurst monasteries in England from 1992 until 2009, and then moved to the US to help establish Aloka Vihara, a training monastery for women.

Her practice and teaching are guided by early Buddhist scriptures and through nature’s pure and immediate Dhamma. In 2011 she took full Bhikkhuni Ordination, joining the growing number of women who are reclaiming this path given by the Buddha.


To offer financial support to the Aloka Vihara community, please visit this page:
https://alokavihara.org/support-2/donate/

Please join us April 8 for this very special evening, 7:00-8:15 pm, live-streamed to Facebook or join us with Zoom.

For more information, please email us at contact@saskatooninsight.com.


A video of the guided meditation and teachings is accessible on Facebook or YouTube, using the following links:
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/saskatooninsight/videos/216637093106114/
YouTube:
https://youtu.be/6N4dOIZSTss