The Four Noble Truths: Pathway to Freedom

Dawn Mauricio

With the world, news, and societal systems as they are, in addition to what we may be navigating personally, it is easy to see that there is suffering all around us. Yet, the timeless teachings of Buddhism remind us that life is not only suffering, and that we can access freedom and the true causes of happiness right where we are.

4 Wednesday Evenings. Live on Zoom.
Taught in English.


Join this 4-week series for an opportunity to both deepen your practice with root Buddhist teaching the Four Noble Truths, and to be in community. Our time together will consist of guided meditations, talks, relational practices, questions and responses, and you will have the option to engage with additional materials between sessions. 

All levels welcome.


Wednesdays, February 28, March 6, 13 & 20, 2024

6:30 to 8 pm.


Dawn Mauricio

Dawn Mauricio (she/her), a Filipina-Canadian, has been practicing and studying Insight Meditation since 2005. She graduated from the first teacher development group of True North Insight, and Spirit Rock's Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training, Dedicated Practitioners' Program, and 4-year Retreat Teacher Training. Subsequently, Dawn co-led two 2-year Dharma training programs for True North Insight and Sacred Mountain Sangha, and leads the 8-month Spirit Rock Program Living the Dharma. She teaches with a playful, dynamic, and heartfelt approach people of color and folks of all backgrounds. Dawn leads daylongs, retreats, multi-month programs, and workshops in Canada and the US for Spirit Rock, True North Insight, Sacred Mountain Sangha, Insight LA, and at Hollyhock and Omega Institute. Dawn is a co-founder of the True North Insight BIPOC practice group, serves on the guiding teachers council of True North Insight, and the leadership council for Sacred Mountain Sangha. She is also the author of “Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners”. For more information, visit

Sliding Scale

TNI is dedicated to offering affordable rates to all. TNI retreat fees are on a sliding scale basis that allows participants to pay according to individual means. Fees do not include compensation for the teachings, and teachers rely on the generosity of retreatants for a sustainable income. There is an opportunity to offer dana (donations) to the teachers at the end of each retreat.

Benefactor - The Benefactor rate provides the opportunity to offer more substantial support for TNI.

Sustaining - The Sustaining rate represents the actual cost to TNI to operate our programs. If you can afford this level or higher, you assist our efforts to offer lower sliding-scale rates and ongoing financial subsidies.

Base - The Base rate covers 82 % of what is needed to run our organization. To balance our budget and to wisely steward our resources, donations must supplement our registration income.

Reduced - Payment at the Reduced rate covers only 71 % of what is needed to run our organization. To balance our budget and to wisely steward our resources, donations must supplement our registration income.

Texte en français ⇩

Les quatre nobles vérités : Le chemin de la liberté

Dawn Mauricio

Avec le monde, les nouvelles et les systèmes sociétaux tels qu'ils sont, en plus de ce que nous pouvons traverser personnellement, il est facile de voir qu'il y a de la souffrance tout autour de nous. Pourtant, les enseignements intemporels du bouddhisme nous rappellent que la vie n'est pas faite que de souffrances et que nous pouvons accéder à la liberté et aux véritables causes du bonheur là où nous sommes.

4 mercredis soirs. En direct sur Zoom.
Cours enseigné en anglais.


Description Rejoignez cette série de 4 semaines pour une opportunité d'approfondir votre pratique avec l'enseignement bouddhiste de base des Quatre Nobles Vérités, et d'être en communauté. Notre temps ensemble consistera en des méditations guidées, des exposés, des pratiques relationnelles, des questions et des réponses, et vous aurez la possibilité d'utiliser du matériel supplémentaire entre les sessions. 

Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus. 


Les mercredis 28 février, 6, 13 et 20 mars 2024 18 h 30 à 20 h