This retreat is for those of you who are caring for others in your personal or professional life (frontline workers, first responders, teachers, caregivers of family or community). All who resonate with the term caregiver are welcome.
This is an opportunity for you to rest, reflect and refresh your relationship to yourself, your work and the ways you support yourself.
You will be supported by daily yoga practice, silence, meeting with a teacher, guided meditations, beautiful grounds, amazing food and a private room.
Molly Swan has been engaging in spiritual inquiry and meditation practice since the 1980's in North America, India, and England, primarily with teachers in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. Since 1997 she has been teaching Insight Meditation retreats as well as mentoring individuals and groups. A part of Molly's practice has been supporting others in accessing the precious gift of the Buddhist teachings. She is a co-founder and past Guiding Teacher for True North Insight Meditation Centre, and organized and managed retreats for many years in India, England, and Canada.
Molly's path has been primarily the teachings and practice of the Buddha because they speak with such clarity and possibility of liberation from suffering and struggle that is possible right here, right now - allowing the heart, and life, to truly flower. Other sources of inspiration for Molly have been months of pilgrimage in India, and living 'on the road' where the experience of stepping into the unknown as a daily experience is a powerful teacher.
Although Molly has been teaching and supporting the Dhamma whole-heartedly for years, she is enjoying a much-reduced teaching schedule now, allowing time in semi-retirement for supporting others in the meditation teacher role, for pursuing other interests, and for simply ‘being.’
Jill Davey is the founder of RiverSound Retreat and Insight Meditation Fergus. She has been teaching Hatha Yoga and yogic meditation since 2003. Since her first meditation retreat in 2008, Jill has devoted herself to the study and practice of Vipassana (Insight Meditation) and sharing her understanding with others, both at her Retreat Centre and at other centres in Ontario. She has been mentored by Molly Swan and Norman Feldman; her offerings include retreats, daylongs, and courses. She is skilled at connecting the relevance of these ancient teachings of awareness, wisdom and kindness to daily life experience. Jill brings her previous years of experience as a community worker and lay chaplain to her teaching.