Bringing Practice to Life: An Urban Meditation Retreat

Dawn Mauricio & Yong Oh

Bring practice to your life and life to your practice with this urban retreat. Whether you live alone or in a full house, have little time or lots of time, a lot or a little practice experience, this retreat is designed for those who wish to cultivate a steady heart and mind right where you are.

Sunday, November 12 - Thursday, November 16


Beginning with a daylong and followed by 4 days of hour-long morning and evening sessions, we will explore how our life and practice are intimately intertwined, through discussion, guided practice, breakout groups, and Q&A. 


Sunday, November 12 - Thursday, November 16 

10am - 2:30pm ET 

Monday to Wednesday 
Morning Session: 7:30 - 8:30 am ET 
Evening Session: 7:30 - 8:30 pm ET 

Thursday - Closing session 
7:30 - 8:30 am ET

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.


Dawn Mauricio

Dawn (she, her) has been practicing and studying Insight Meditation since 2005, and has 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. She is known to teach with a playful, dynamic, and heartfelt approach, and leads daylongs, retreats, yearlong programs, and mindfulness workshops in Canada and the US for Spirit Rock, True North Insight, and for teens with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education. Dawn is also the author of “Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners.” For more information, visit

Yong Oh

Yong’s initial doorway into the Dharma was through Soto Zen. His love for Vipassana began with his, then and now, primary teachers Kittisaro and Thanissara. He is currently a Dharma Council teacher at the Durango Dharma Center, teaches for the Chattanooga Insight Meditation group, and is currently on the Leadership Council for Thanissara and Kittisaro’s Sacred Mountain Sangha. Yong is a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Community Dharma Leaders program and is currently a participant in the 2017-2021 Insight Meditation Society Retreat Teacher Training program as well as the Sacred Mountain Sangha Dharmapala program. Yong is also an acupuncturist, loves the outdoors and bringing the practice of meditation into nature, and aspires to support practitioners of color in the Dharma.