Retreats & Workshops

I am offering Live YouTube dharma and meditations Saturdays 9:00-10:00 a.m and Wednesdays 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Click here to find the: True North Insight YouTube Channel
I’d love it if you are able to tune in live sometime. There is an optional chat bar where you can ask questions or share thoughts.  
You can also watch anytime after they are uploaded.
Thanks for sharing this if you are able.
Jill

Getting to the Heart of It Online Retreat with Jill Davey

  • Saturday, July 25 from 10 to 5:30 pm (Eastern Daylight Time – Canada)
  • Sunday, July 26 from 10 to 5 :30 pm (Eastern Daylight Time – Canada)

Let’s come together and peel back the layers of hatred, greed and delusion. We gather in safety and community to awaken the heart and liberate the mind. The world is aflame. We are called to hear our own heartache so that we can respond to the needs of the world. All beings wish to be safe and free from suffering. This practice begins with ourselves.

The retreat will offer opportunities to practice in a noble silence with radical self-care, as your circumstances allow. Through the offerings of guided stationary (seated, standing, or reclined) and movement (walking) instructions, we will bring kind attention to how things are within our hearts, minds and bodies. The practice will be supported by Dharma talks rooted in the teachings of the Buddha.

Black and Indigenous people can attend free of charge. This retreat is taught in English.

We completely understand that you may not be able to attend all the sessions, and mostly want you to take care of yourselves, and so we support you in whatever you can attend. We are hoping to record the talks and make them available after the retreat, but we can’t guarantee it.

Cost: Fees are on a sliding scale basis that allows participants to pay according to individual means. TNI is dedicated to offering affordable rates to all. Scholarships are also available. Please contact info@truenorthinsight.org. Everyone is welcome. Thank you for supporting TNI’s longevity!

Teacher Dana: Following the 2,600-year-old Buddhist tradition, the teachings are considered priceless and are offered freely. At the end of the retreat you will be invited to offer dana, or donations, to the teacher. Our teachers are being hit hard by the cancellations of retreats across Canada and the US. Please consider giving a gift of Dana to the teacher.
Dana can be offered here: E-transfers to jill@riversoundretreat.com or https://www.paypal.me/JillDaveyDana

Cancellation fees: Please let us know as soon as possible if you have to cancel. Refunds are available if you cancel more than 24 hours before the retreat begins.

We request that you arrive before the retreat begins. The Zoom space will open 15 minutes before the retreat starts.

For More Information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/getting-to-the-heart-of-it

How to Prepare for Your Retreat

Meditation retreats are an invitation to create a space where you can take care of yourself and take time off from your daily life. With the goal of deepening inner calm, silence is an essential tool for this noble exploration of ourselves and allows us to listen deeply in this space of discovery.

For an online retreat at home, it’s important to prepare a supportive environment in advance: Find a clean, quiet place where you can be alone, in silence, without being disturbed. Limit the use of electronic devices to just what you will need for the retreat (phone, laptop, or tablet). If possible, close all apps except for Zoom, deactivate different notifications, and put your device on airplane mode.

We are aware that the current situation may require that you give attention to those you share your home with, and that you may need to be available for them. Do the best you can to offer yourself a supportive environment for your retreat. Your intention and your commitment are your best supports.

Schedule of the retreat

Saturday July 25 — Eastern daylight time (Canada)

10 am to 11:30 am: Instructions + Sit with Jill Davey

11:30 am to 1 pm : Self-structured Practice

1 pm to 2 pm: Guided Meditation & Heart Practices with Jill Davey

2 pm to 4 pm : Self-structured Practice

4 pm to 5:30 pm : Sit + Talk or Q&A with Jill Davey

Sunday July 26 — Eastern daylight time (Canada)

10 am to 11:30 am: Instructions + Sit with Jill Davey

11:30 am to 1 pm : Self-structured Practice

1 pm to 2 pm: Guided Meditation & Heart Practices with Jill Davey

2 pm to 4 pm : Self-structured Practice

4 pm to 5:30 pm : Sit + Talk or Q&A with Jill Davey