Wisdom and Compassion

2021 Online Fundraiser Retreat

This live retreat originally took place on May 28-30, 2021, on Zoom. We are delighted to make it available to a larger audience as we launch it as our first True North Insight On Demand Program.

On Demand Programs are pre-recorded and can be viewed at any time. Downloadable audio files are included, so you can take your retreat away from the Internet.

Thank you for your kind support! ❤️
Wisdom & Compassion, with Joseph Goldstein, Dawn Mauricio and Pascal Auclair

Wisdom and Compassion

in Times of Uncertainty

Joseph Goldstein, co-founder of Insight Meditation Society and renowned meditation teacher is supporting True North Insight by offering this online retreat fundraiser. Dawn Mauricio and Pascal Auclair, TNI guiding teachers, will be teaching with Joseph.  We are in great company here. Share this unique event.

For many of us, experiencing these challenging times comes with stress and anxiety. Is it possible to meet this reality and respond to it with wisdom and compassion? Joseph, Dawn and Pascal will guide us in cultivating qualities of mind and heart to free ourselves from affliction, despair and confusion. 


Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where he is one of the organization’s guiding teachers. In 1989, together with several other teachers and students of insight meditation, he helped establish the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. Joseph first became interested in Buddhism as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand in 1965. Since 1967 he has studied and practiced different forms of Buddhist meditation under eminent teachers from India, Burma and Tibet. He is the author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening, A Heart Full of Peace, One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism, Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom, The Experience of Insight, and co-author of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom and Insight Meditation: A Correspondence Course.

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 dawnmauricio.com.

Pascal Auclair

Pascal Auclair has been immersed in Buddhist practice and study since 1997, sitting retreats in Asia and America with revered monastics and lay teachers. He has been mentored by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Massachusetts and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, where he is now enjoying teaching retreats. Pascal teaches in North America and in Europe. He is a co-founder of True North Insight and one of TNI’s Guiding Teachers. His depth of insight, classical training, and creative expression all combine in a wise and compassionate presence. In addition, his warmth and humour make Pascal a much-appreciated teacher.


Watch the videos online or listen to the audios offline, at your own pace, wherever you are. Seven sessions, nine hours, of Dharma teachings, to alternate with self-structured practice.

  • 1

    Welcome & Orientation

    • Introduction

  • 2

    Friday May 28, 2021 — Opening

    • Instructions + Sit with Pascal Auclair & Dawn Mauricio

  • 3

    Saturday May 29, 2021

    • Instructions + Sit with Pascal Auclair

    • Guided Meditation + Heart Practices with Dawn Mauricio

    • Sit + Talk + Q&A with Joseph Goldstein

  • 4

    Sunday May 30, 2021

    • Instructions + Sit with Pascal Auclair

    • Guided Meditation + Heart Practices with Dawn Mauricio

    • Sit + Talk + Q&A with Joseph Goldstein

  • 5


    • Downloadable Audio Files

    • Notes

Pricing options

True North Insight is committed to providing affordable rates for all. Thank you for your support.


Different Perspectives

by Retreat Participant

I really appreciated the different perspectives offered by Pascal, Dawn and Joseph. What jumps to mind are: Pascal’s instructions on awareness and effort (just enough energy to connect and sustain) and letting go; and being in relationship; Dawn’s offerings on metta - and broadening out to include bigger groups in our practice, as well as taking the time to offer metta to ourselves; Joseph’s reflections in wisdom and bringing the practice into daily life.

Wise, Compassionate and Deep Teachings

by Retreat Participant

Deep gratitude for these wise, compassionate and deep teachings from each teachers depth of practice and study. Each offered a uniquely authentic expression of the dharma and I felt a unity in their integrity and commitment and an invitation to explore the insights offered in our own lives and practice.