Zeden Lake Insight Meditation Retreat – September 2024 🌲

Our 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.

Spring week-long retreat 🏠

An in-person residential retreat
with Guy Armstrong, Sally Clough Armstrong, and Jeanne Corrigal

Co-hosted with the Calgary Insight Meditation Society.

June 1-8, 2024
Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre, Saskatoon

A fuller retreat description is coming soon.

This retreat will offer dharma talks, practice talks, and to close, gentle relational community practice.


Details about the retreat are being confirmed.


This retreat is offered by mutual generosity. When you register, there will be a registration fee to help SIMC cover our costs. During the retreat, we will provide information for those who are able to offer financial support to the teachers. If cost is a barrier, some scholarship support is available.

Registration

Registration will open in September 19, 2023, at noon Sask/Mountain.

The registration page will be available from the Calgary IMS website:
https://www.calgaryims.org/guysallyjeanne2024

Guidelines for caring around COVID

We will review the situation in Saskatoon closer to the event and will publish guidelines at that time.


Guy Armstrong has been practicing Insight Meditation for over 30 years. His training included a year as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, primarily with Ajahn Buddhadasa. He began teaching in 1984 and has led retreats in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. Guy is a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council and a Guiding Teacher of Insight Meditation Society. He is the author of Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators.

Sally Armstrong began practicing vipassana meditation in India in 1981 and started teaching in 1996. She is a member of the Spirit Rock Teacher’s Council and has served as a co-guiding teacher at Spirit Rock. She developed and led Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioners Program and Advanced Practitioner Program. She has a keen interest in supporting students who want to deepen their practice and understanding. She regularly teaches retreats on themes such as metta or concentration, as well as the multiweek retreats at Spirit Rock and the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts.

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.

Fall retreat 🏠

Living Fully, Living Freely:
Embracing Our Impermanence

two pink flowers and four smooth dark pebbles rest on a sandy beach - waves are in the background
Image by AdelinaZw from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/photos/pebble-spa-wellness-meditation-6896728/

An in-person non residential/residential retreat
with Jeanne Corrigal and Nikki Mirghafori

November 17-19, 2023
Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre, Saskatoon

This retreat is a community exploration of living wisely and fully in the light of our common human mortality. We will turn gently to this reflection with the intention of supporting our capacity to engage wholeheartedly in the richness of living this life, now; and as we prepare for its ending. Everyone is welcome, wherever you are in your life journey.

The weekend will include dharma talks, instruction, practice, reflection, and relational practice, so that we feel the support of the community as we reflect together.


This retreat is being offered in-person only. We offer options for people to stay at Queen’s House or commute.

We request that you fully commit to participating in the whole retreat, from 7:30 pm pm November 17 to 4 pm November 19.

If you are a commuter, this means arriving at the center for the first sit and instruction after breakfast, at about 9 am, and practicing with the community until 9 pm. A rest area will be available. The schedule will be confirmed about a week before the retreat.


This retreat is offered by mutual generosity. When you register, there will be a registration fee to help SIMC cover our costs. If cost is a barrier, scholarship support is available.

During the retreat, we will provide information for those who are able to offer financial support to Jeanne and Nikki.

Registration

Please register here:
https://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=66513

Guidelines for caring around COVID

We will review the situation in Saskatoon closer to the event and will publish guidelines at that time.


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.

Dr Nikki Mirghafori has dark hair, glasses, wearing a pink shirt, standing in front of a dark green forest background.

Dr. Nikki Mirghafori is an Artificial Intelligence scientist and an internationally known Buddhist teacher. She serves as a Stewarding Teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where she is also on the Board of Directors, and a Dharma Teacher at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA. She teaches with clarity and warmth on topics ranging from mindful leadership to cultivating kindness, with a rare expertise on mindfulness of death. Dr. Mirghafori is widely published in AI, has led international collaborations as a Berkeley academic, and advised technology startups. She is of Persian heritage, an advocate for wisdom and compassion in daily life, as well as ethical AI in our zeitgeist. https://www.nikkimirghafori.com/

Zeden Lake Insight Meditation Retreat – August 2023 🌲

This is for a past event – please visit our Upcoming Events page for current offerings.


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

August 28-September 3, 2023

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. 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 in turn can be a nourishment we carry back into the world, in all the big and small ways we care for our communities, including the earth itself, in all the challenges and joys of this time.

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.

Two pine trees frame the view of a lake with the opposite shore in the distance. There is blue sky with some grey and white cumulus clouds.
Photo of Zeden Lake, from the St John Bosco Wilderness Camp website.

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. A provincial park pass is also required.
    • The base fee is for those who plan to camp (bring your own tent, etc.). There are two additional options for accommodation:
      1) A bed in a bunkhouse for an additional $63
      2) A private cabin for an additional $315
    • 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

Registration is now closed.


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.

Retreat: The Factors of Awakening 🏠💻

This is for a past event – please visit our Upcoming Events page for current offerings.


The Factors of Awakening
A Process of Liberation

(OR, Jeanne’s secret title: The Factors of Awakening: Otter Teachings)

Picture of an otter on a green background
https://pxhere.com/en/photo/960262

An in-person non residential/residential retreat (online option available)
with Jeanne Corrigal

April 21 – 25, 2023
Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre, Saskatoon

This retreat will begin with an exploration of how we can understand awakening, in the Buddhist teachings, and then an understanding of how the seven factors supports this freedom. We will cultivate each factor within our meditation, practicing with them with the intention of cultivating the conditions for this highest happiness. This map is one that can guide us both on and off retreat, to support this peace in the mind and heart.

This retreat will offer dharma talks, practice talks, instructions in the factors, and to close, gentle relational community practice.


There are many ways to participate – in person with full residential; commuter; or online.

With the in person and commuter residential options, we request that you fully commit to participating in the whole retreat, from 7 pm April 21 to 11 am April 25.

If you are a commuter, this means arriving at the center for the first sit and instruction after breakfast, at 9 am, and practicing with the community until 9 pm. A rest area and place for you to eat your meals, if you are bringing your own, will be offered.

If you choose the online option, you can choose whether to participate fully, or if you wish to make the retreat your own, with your own schedule. If you participate fully, we will connect with you about practice talks.

To support our return to the in person residential form, we are subsidizing the cost of the full residential offering by $100 off the cost for the first 25 people registering for this option.
As of February 27, we have 12 of these subsidized seats still available.


This retreat is offered by mutual generosity. When you register, there will be a registration fee to help SIMC cover our costs. During the retreat, we will provide information for those who are able to offer financial support to Jeanne. If cost is a barrier, scholarship support is available.

Registration

To register for the in-person offering, please use this link:
https://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=60217

To register for the online offering, please use this link:
https://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=62056

Guidelines for caring around COVID

We will review the situation in Saskatoon closer to the event and will publish guidelines at that time.


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.

Anglin Lake Insight Meditation Retreats – August 2022

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


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

Near to Nature’s Heart, August 4-7, 2022
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 7-10, 2022
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.

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.

As of May 26, 2022
Near to Nature’s Heart is FULL.
Touching the Earth Insight Retreat is FULL.
We will take names on a waitlist if the retreats fill.

Save the dates for 2023: Aug 10-13, and Aug 13-16

Retreat requirements

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

  • A minimum of one weekend 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. Please be prepared to turn your cell phone off for the duration of the retreat to support your capacity to be present with nature. This supports the whole community. An emergency number will be provided for you to give to family or friends in case they need to contact you.

Please come prepared to participate fully in the retreat schedule:
Day 1: 3:45 pm to 9 pm
Days 2-3: 6 am to 9 pm
Day 4: 6 am to noon

Logistics

  • You can register for one or both retreats. There is a maximum limit of 15 people per retreat.
  • Cost for each trip: $200, plus a food contribution equaling about $50. When you register, you will be invited to choose which food items you would like to contribute from our potluck list. A provincial park pass is also required.
    • 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).
    A 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.
  • 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=49449


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.

Anglin Lake Insight Meditation Retreats – August 2021

We are disappointed to cancel our retreat this year at our beloved Anglin Lake, due to the uncertainty of these COVID times. However, we have booked Anglin for Aug 4-10, 2022, and look forward to gathering in person then!

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

Kindness: the Heart’s Home
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
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.

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 not yet open. Please check in mid-April!


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.

Anglin Lake Insight Meditation Retreats – August 2020

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


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.

January 2020 retreat

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


Responding to Resistance:
Sitting with ourselves and others in challenging times

A residential/non-residential weekend retreat with Jeanne Corrigal
January 24-26, 2020, at Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre, Saskatoon

Resistance is a normal human response, in the face of fear, loss, uncertainty, or to the way things are–within ourselves and in the world. “Just let it be” can be easy to say… and very very difficult to do. And yet, we understand this as key to our practice of liberation. Can we truly see resistance as a doorway to peace? This retreat will explore meeting this important part of our experience wisely, as a direct invitation to freedom, skillful action, and even to happiness, in the midst of our world.

Friday evening talk open to all

The Friday evening talk is open to the public on a donation basis. No pre-registration is required.
Friday, January 24, 7-9 PM, Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre

Fee for meals and accommodation

  • Residential option: $245 if registered on or before January 10; $275 after that date.
    • Includes single room, breakfast, lunch and dinner January 25 and breakfast and lunch on January 26.
  • Commuter option: $125 if registered on or before January 10; $155 after that date.
    • Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner January 25 and breakfast and lunch on January 26.
  • Scholarship support is available, if cost is a barrier.

The retreat fee covers only the retreat costs: teacher travel, food, rental, incidental expenses, etc. Towards the end of the retreat, there is an opportunity for participants to practice generosity through offering financial support to Jeanne, in appreciation.

Registration

Online registration is available via this link:
http://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=30753

A downloadable poster and registration form is available here:


About our Teacher

Jeanne Corrigal

Jeanne is a Community Dharma Leader with the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community, and a participant in the 2017-2021 IMS Teacher Training Program.


Sponsored by the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community

Compassionate Presence – October 2019

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


Compassionate Presence

A weekend retreat with Adrianne Ross
October 25-27, 2019

Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre, 601 Taylor Street, Saskatoon
Residential and commuter options available

Retreat starts at 7:00 PM October 25 and ends at 4:00 PM October 27.

This silent retreat will provide a safe space for us to take refuge from the demands and busy-ness of our lives, of media and the climate in which we find ourselves. Whether we are new or experienced practitioners this will be an opportunity to relax, come into gentle, compassionate presence and release some of the difficulties we carry. By cultivating mindful, caring presence, we are able to allow things to be as they are, hold ourselves with compassion, and see more clearly how we might act with skill and effectiveness.

There will be some guided instruction, periods of sitting and walking meditation and opportunities for practice questions and discussion.

Registration fee for meals and accommodation:

  • Residential option: $275 if registered on or before October 11; $305 after that date.
    Includes single room, breakfast, lunch and dinner October 26 and breakfast and lunch on October 27.
  • Commuter option: $155 if registered on or before October 11; $185 after that date.
    Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner October 26 and breakfast and lunch on October 27.
  • Scholarship support is available, if cost is a barrier.

The retreat fee covers only the retreat costs: teacher travel, food, rental, incidental expenses, etc. Towards the end of the retreat, there is an opportunity for participants to practice generosity through offering financial support to Adrianne, in appreciation.

Registration

Online registration is available via this link:
http://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=29401

A printable poster and registration form is available here.

Friday evening talk open to all

The Friday evening talk  is open to the public on a donation basis. No pre-registration is required.
Friday, October 25, 7-9 PM, Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre


Adrianne Ross

Adrianne Ross, MD, has been involved with meditation and healing since 1976. Her teaching is influenced by Burmese and Thai streams of Theravada as well as Dzogchen and contemplative practices. She teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to people with chronic pain and illness. She recently retired from working as a family physician to devote more time to personal practice and teaching retreats in Canada and the U.S.