Jeanne Corrigal is the guiding teacher for the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community, and a graduate of the 2017-2021 IMS teacher training program. She deeply appreciates metta and nature based practices. She has been practicing since 1999, and is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioner and Community Dharma Leader Programs. Jeanne is certified with Indigenous Focusing Oriented Trauma Therapy (IFOT), is a certified MBSR teacher, and she has trained with Mindful Schools and Somatic Experiencing. She is Métis, and one of her first teachers in loving presence was Cree Elder Jim Settee.
Equanimity is seen as the crown of our practice: it is the final parami, as well as the final quality in many other central lists in the Buddhist teaching. We will explore this quality and its liberating invitation this week.
Kindness, the 9th Parami, is a quality we practice monthly in our community, and call upon frequently. This week, we will celebrate kindness and get creative about how to practice it, so that we can live more and more fully in the stream of kindness.
Resolve, the 8th parami, is the moment to moment willingness to return to our wholesome intentions. Like the migrating geese, this consistent course correction supports the journey. This week is an invitation to explore resolve together.
This week we explore what the three Insights of Insight Meditation are, and how they support the liberating parami of truthfulness, in aligning our hearts with seeing clearly the big picture of how things are.
Sunday morning instruction and meditation begins with generosity as a living liberation practice of non-clinging, and moves to a guided sit in generosity toward the self (Jeanne). This sit ends with guided instruction in walking with an attitude of offering generosity (Susie).