Bringing Practice to Life: An Urban Meditation Retreat (March 2024)

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, March 24, 2024 - Thursday, March 28, 2024


Beginning with a daylong and followed by four 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. 

All* sessions will be recorded and available in your dashboard for one year.

* unless there is a tech issue outside of our control. We try our best! Thank you for your understanding. 


Sunday, March 24 - Thursday, January 28 

10am - 12:30pm 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


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

Yong Oh

Yong is a core meditation teacher at the Durango Dharma Center and for Sacred Mountain Sangha, and is also a visiting teacher for other community centers across North America. He teaches retreats at the Insight Meditation Society, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Big Bear Retreat Center, and Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center. He is a graduate of the 4-year Insight Meditation Society Retreat Teacher Training program, Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s 2-year Community Dharma Leaders program, and the Sacred Mountain Sangha 2-year Dharmapala training, taught by his primary teachers Kittisaro and Thanissara. He has also worked as a coach for the Ten Percent Happier app, as a mentor for the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, as faculty for the Mindfulness Mentor Training program and as a mentor for Cloud Sangha. He is currently a participant in the 2-year Nature Dharma Retreat Teacher Training program, and is a member of the 2023 Eco-Advisory Group sponsored by the Bess Foundation. Yong is also a retired acupuncturist, is passionate about Nature and Dharma, and has particular interests in devotional expression, supporting caregivers, and offering teachings to communities of color in the Dharma.

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 ⇩

Donner vie à la pratique : Une retraite de méditation urbaine (Mars 2024)

Dawn Mauricio & Yong Oh

Apportez la pratique à votre vie et la vie à votre pratique avec cette retraite urbaine. Que vous viviez seul ou dans une maison pleine, que vous ayez peu ou beaucoup de temps, que vous ayez beaucoup ou peu d'expérience de la pratique, cette retraite est conçue pour ceux qui souhaitent cultiver un cœur et un esprit stables là où ils se trouvent.

Du dimanche 24 mars 2024 au jeudi 28 mars 2024
Retraite enseignée en anglais.

Description de la retraite

En commençant par une journée, suivie de 4 jours de sessions d'une heure le matin et le soir, nous explorerons comment notre vie et notre pratique sont intimement liées, à travers des discussions, des pratiques guidées, des groupes de discussion et des questions-réponses.

Toutes* les sessions seront enregistrées et disponibles dans votre tableau de bord pendant un an.

* Sauf en cas de problème technique hors de notre contrôle. Nous faisons de notre mieux ! Merci de votre compréhension.


Du dimanche 24 mars 2024 au jeudi 28 mars 2024 

10h00 - 12h30 HE 

Du lundi au mercredi 
Session du matin : 7h30 - 8h30 HE 
Session du soir : 19h30 - 20h30 HE 

Jeudi - Séance de clôture 
7h30 - 8h30 am HE

Échelle de prix

Voie boréale a à cœur d’offrir des retraites abordables pour tous. Le tarif des retraites de Voie boréale fonctionne selon une échelle graduée qui permet aux participants de payer en fonction de leurs moyens individuels. Ces prix ne comprennent pas la rémunération pour les enseignements, et les enseignants comptent sur la générosité des retraitants comme source de revenu pour subvenir à leurs besoins. C’est l’occasion d’offrir un dana, un don, aux enseignants à la fin de chaque retraite.

Bienfaiteur -  Le tarif Bienfaiteur permet d'offrir un soutien plus substantiel à Voie boréale. 

Soutien - Le tarif de soutien représente le coût réel pour Voie boréale de l'exploitation de nos programmes. Si vous pouvez vous permettre ce niveau ou un niveau supérieur, vous contribuez à nos efforts pour offrir des tarifs dégressifs plus bas et des subventions financières permanentes. 

Base - Le tarif de base couvre 82 % de ce qui est nécessaire pour faire fonctionner notre organisation. Afin d'équilibrer notre budget et de gérer judicieusement nos ressources, les dons doivent compléter nos recettes d'inscription. 

Tarif réduit - Le tarif réduit ne couvre que 71 % de ce qui est nécessaire au fonctionnement de notre organisation. Afin d'équilibrer notre budget et de gérer judicieusement nos ressources, les dons doivent compléter nos revenus d'inscription.