Anglin Lake Insight Meditation Retreats – August 2022

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

Kindness: the Heart’s Home, 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, 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. A provincial park pass is also required. (Prices to be confirmed when registration opens in 2022.)
    • 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 will open in January 2022. Stay tuned for details!


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, and of IMS teacher training program. Jeanne has practiced Insight Meditation for 22 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 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.

Anglin Lake Insight Meditation Retreats – August 2019

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

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. Registration is now closed.

Touching the Earth Insight Retreat August 11-14
On the eve of his enlightenment the Buddha touched the earth and asked for help to awaken. On this retreat we will touch the earth with our hearts, minds, bodies, and spirits, as we follow the Buddha’s guidance in cultivating insight and in understanding our own true nature.

Metta by the Lake August 14-17
An immersion in kindness with the community of land, lake, sky, trees, and all beings.
Nature greatly supports this liberating heart and mind practice.

  • You can register for one, or both, retreats. There is a limit of 16 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.
  • If you are able to bring a canoe, the cost is reduced ($105 per canoe).
    Maximum of six canoes are needed for each retreat.
  • 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 teachers and retreat staff to continue their Dharma work. There will be an opportunity to offer dana to Jeanne for her teaching.
  • 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 is now closed.
Save the date for next year, August 6-9 and 9-12, 2020.

These retreats are led by Jeanne Corrigal, a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader Program, and leader with the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community. She 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 2019 retreat – Coming Home

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


Coming Home
To dharma, to love, to ourselves and each other

A residential/non-residential weekend retreat with Jeanne Corrigal
January 25-27, 2019, at Queens House of Retreats, Saskatoon

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary year of SIMC, this retreat will explore practices which bring us home, to our inner capacity for love and wisdom.
Part of coming home, for Jeanne, has been a deepening sense of connection within the heart of the Buddha’s path and her Métis teachings. She will offer complementary practices from these two traditions throughout the meditations, dharma reflections, and gentle relational inquires of this retreat. This retreat will include small group sessions with Jeanne.

I have arrived, I am home. In the here, and in the now.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Tell her I know which road to take. Tell her, I know the way home.
~ Cree Elder Jim Settee

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

Fees:

  • These fees cover expenses only. An opportunity to practice dana for the teacher will be available.
  • Cost for residential option: $245 if registered on or before January 11; $275 after that date. Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner January 26 and breakfast and lunch on January 27. All rooms are single occupancy.
  • Cost for non-residential option: $125 if registered on or before January 11, $155 after that date. Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner January 26 and breakfast and lunch January 27.
  • The full fee is due upon registration. Your spot will not be reserved until payment is received.
  • Cancellation Policy:
    For cancellation on or before January 11, 2019, all funds will be returned.
    For cancellation after January 11 a fee of $100 will be retained.
  • Please make cheques payable to Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community and send to Saskatoon Insight Mediation Community, c/o Doris Larson, 809 5th Ave. N. Saskatoon S7K 2R7. Payment by e-transfer and cash are also available.
  • If cost is a barrier, we have some scholarship funds available to support you.

On line registration is available at: http://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=26509
For a mail-in registration form, click here.
Questions? To contact SIMC, call Doris at 306 242 5004 or email treasurer@saskatooninsight.com

Sponsored by Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community

Retreat with Bob Stahl – Oct 26-28, 2018

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


Meeting the Heavenly Messengers
Cultivating the Mindfulness of Aging, Illness, Death and Awakening

A residential/non-residential weekend retreat with Bob Stahl
October 26-28, 2018, at Queens House of Retreats, Saskatoon

The title of the Heavenly Messengers is drawn from the legend of the Buddha’s early life. Prince Siddhartha, the Bodhisattva, lived in a protected world unaware of the most elementary facts of human life. Curiosity led him out beyond the palace walls, where he encountered the four “Heavenly Messengers” that were to change his destiny. The first three were a sick person, old person and a corpse; the fourth was a wandering ascetic, who revealed to him the existence of a path through suffering to freedom.

In the process of awakening, we are all called upon to meet illness, aging, and death face to face. An honest encounter with these facts of human existence reveals the transient nature of life, shows us “what matters most” and serves as a catalyst for profound transformation.

In this retreat, we will:

  • Develop a wise, personal relationship with the “Heavenly Messengers” and learn how embracing these experiences can lead to a fully engaged life characterized by wisdom and compassion.
  • Express our personal understanding through compassionate action by mindfully accompanying those who are living with chronic pain and serious illness, the challenges of aging, loss and bereavement, or the experience of dying.

Retreat Starts at 7 PM October 26 and ends at 5 PM October 28

Cost for residential option: $385 if registered on or before October 12; $410 after that date. Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner Oct. 27 and breakfast and lunch on Oct 28.

Cost for non-residential option: $166 if registered on or before Oct 12, $191 after that date. Includes lunch and dinner Oct 27 and lunch Oct 28.

On line registration is available at: http://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=24651
For a printable poster and registration form, please download: Bob Stahl October 2018

To contact SIMC call Doris at 306 242 5004 or email treasurer@saskatooninsight.com

Bob Stahl

Bob Stahl is a long-time practitioner of insight meditation. He is the Guiding teacher for Insight Santa Cruz, also teaching at Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center and the Insight Meditation Society. Bob lived in a monastery for eight years, and has studied with the renowned Burmese masters Taungpulu Kaba-Aye Sayadaw, Hlaing Tet Sayadaw, Dr. Rina Sircar and Pokokhu Sayadaw, and has extensive experience with teaching body based practices. He has a PhD in Philosophy and Religion with a specialization in Buddhist Studies, and is the author of Living With Your Heart Wide Open, Calming The Rush Of Panic, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, and the co-author of A Mindfulness-Based  Stress Reduction Workbook. He also teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, and directs Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in six Bay Area medical centers.


Image credit: By User:Sacca (Picture of a painting in a Laotian Temple) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Four_Heavenly_Messengers.jpg

Anglin Lake Insight Meditation Retreats – August 2018

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

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 to register, please use the link below.

Metta by the Lake August 2-5 (registration now closed – thank you!)
An immersion in kindness with the community of land, lake, sky, trees, and all beings.
Nature greatly supports this liberating heart and mind practice.

Touching the Earth Insight Retreat August 5-8 (registration now closed – thank you!)
On the eve of his enlightenment the Buddha touched the earth and asked for help to awaken. On this retreat we will touch the earth with our hearts, minds, bodies, and spirits, as we follow the Buddha’s guidance in cultivating insight and in understanding our own true nature.

  • You can register for one, or both, retreats. There is a limit of 16 people per retreat.
  • Cost for each trip: $180, 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.
  • If you are able to bring a canoe, the cost is reduced by $105 per canoe. (Maximum of six canoes are needed for each retreat.)
  • There will also be an opportunity to offer dana to Jeanne.
  • Beginning or experienced practitioners are welcome, but some experience with Insight Meditation is suggested, either through a sitting group or having attended another Insight Meditation retreat.
  • Swimming and basic canoe skills are needed.

Register on-line, with this form:
http://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=23609
Registration now closed.

If you have issues with registration, or if you require further information, please contact retreat manager Andrea Grzesina.

These retreats are lead by Jeanne Corrigal, a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader Program, and leader with the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community. She is currently a participant in the 2017-2021 IMS teacher training program. Jeanne has practiced Insight Meditation for 19 years, is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and Life Skills Coach. Jeanne is Metis and one of her first teachers in loving presence was Cree Elder Jim Settee. She is a long-time canoeist.

The Path of Insight (Jan 2018)

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


Five day residential retreat with Susie Harrington, at Queen’s House of Retreats, Saskatoon,
January 25-30, 2018

A settled, or concentrated mind and heart can open the path to insight and wisdom. This retreat will offer guidance in samadhi, or concentration practice, and then turn to reflect on the freedom found in the central insight teachings of impermanence, liberation from suffering and not self. This silent retreat will include dharma talks, practice talks, instructions and sitting and walking meditations. To register on line, please go to http://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=21801.

For a poster and paper form, please download Harrington January 18.

Retreat Starts at 7 PM January 25 and ends at 11:30 AM January 30

This retreat is limited to 25 participants. A limited number of non-residential spots will be available to experienced practitioners. Please contact Doris Larson for this option.

Registration fee for meals and accommodation: Early registration by January 15, 2018 will be $675. Late registration after January 15th, 2018 will be $710.

Susie Harrington teaches meditation internationally and is the guiding teacher for Desert Dharma, which serves many communities in the Southwest near her home in Moab, Utah. She has trained in the Insight tradition since 1989, and in 2005 was invited into teaching by Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, and Guy Armstrong. Her teaching is deeply grounded in the body and often emphasizes the expression of mindfulness in speech and daily life.  Susie brings the skills of inquiry, relational dharma, and the psychological/spiritual interface from her training in Hakomi Therapy and the Diamond Approach. Believing nature to be a profound teacher, and a gateway to our true self, she often offers retreats outside. For more information on Susie Harrington, see: desertdharma.org


Jeanne Corrigal will be assisting Susie on this retreat. Jeanne has been practicing since 1999, is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader Program, and has joyfully taught with the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community since 2012.  She is also a certified MBSR teacher.  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.