Retreats & Workshops

Messengers of Awakening Retreat with Jill Davey & Elisabeth Schramm

Thursday April 4 to Monday April 8, 2024
Five Oaks Retreat Centre, Paris ON

  • Sliding Scale:
    Supporter: $800
    Sustaining: $745
    Reduced: $695

We will all encounter aging, illness and death. These are three of the four ‘messengers’ that awaken us to the preciousness of life. The fourth messenger points to the ways of living with wisdom, joy and equanimity.  Supported by the beautiful setting, nourishing meals and the silence of retreat, we will explore these messengers.

During this retreat we will be supported by silence, dharma talks, guided meditations, mindful yoga and small group meetings with the teachers.

Together we will:

  • Meet our selves where we are with kind attention.
  • Explore our personal and cultural relationships with aging, sickness and death.
  • Cultivate heart-centered practices to support us through these challenging times.
  • Develop inner resources to meet life’s impermanence with presence and care.

Registration Form:

Contact Jill for more information at  519.993.7480 or

True North Insight New Year’s Retreat with Jill Davey

Dec. 29, 2024 – Jan. 2, 2025
Loyola House, Guelph, ON

  • Sliding Scale:
  • Benefactor: $1560
  • Sustaining: $1000
  • Base: $800
  • Reduced: $700
  • Scholarship: upon request (limited number of scholarships are granted)

Welcome the New Year with reflection and intention, silence and community, surrounded by the beauty and warmth of Loyola House in Guelph. We will be supported by the meditation practice, dharma talks, and an old year/new year ritual. This retreat is suitable for those familiar with Vipassana practice (i.e. having attended a silent residential TNI retreat), as meditation instructions will be kept to a minimum.

Please leave your electronics at home and open to the magic of silence and stillness on retreat, open to the intimacy of the present moment. Discover a different kind of connection! There are beautiful nature trails at Loyola House, so bring your cross-country skis, snowshoes or hiking boots, depending on the weather!

This retreat is taught in English.

More information and registration form here: