October events with Bonnie Duran

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


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


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.