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Welcome to the Sunday Morning Insight Meditation Practice Group

If you are interested in deepening your meditation practice and understanding of the Buddha’s teachings, we invite you to join us in a practice, study, and discussion of talks by esteemed and dedicated Buddhist teachers in the Insight Meditation tradition.

We meet Sunday mornings at McFarland House, 716 Queen Street, in Saskatoon, SK, from 10 to 11 am, for 30 minutes of meditation followed by 30 minutes of sharing ideas generated by an audio talk we listened to in the previous week. The session is facilitated by one of the six members of the guiding collaborative. We round out the morning with conversation and tea. It’s a time for us to get to know each other and share on another level.


This group is an off-shoot of the Prairie Insight Meditation Community, founded and led by Jennifer Keane from 2007 to 2015. We are grateful for the clear path she left for us.

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Dharma talk for May 26th

Welcome to our Sunday Morning meditation and discussion group. We are a peer led group that meets each Sunday at 10 am in the lower level of McFarland House, 716 Queen St, east side entrance. We sit together in silent meditation for 30 minutes followed by listening to a summary of a dharma talk presented by one of the peer leaders or a short recorded talk. Everyone present is invited to join in reflecting on what we have heard.

We are listening to a series of talks from a retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver. The talk for this week is by Gil Fronsdal Cultivating Confidence for Insight
https://www.audiodharma.org/talks/audio_player/8744.html

Please note we do not have a teacher. Each session is opened and facilitated by a member of the guiding collective.  However, everyone who is present is equally qualified and welcome to speak about the dharma and their practice.

Please note that the west entrance is open for anyone who has difficulty with the stairs on the east side. Just knock.

This Sunday will be facilitated by Doris Larson.

Dharma talk for May 19th

Welcome to our Sunday Morning meditation and discussion group. We are a peer led group that meets each Sunday at 10 am in the lower level of McFarland House, 716 Queen St, east side entrance. We sit together in silent meditation for 30 minutes followed by listening to a summary of a dharma talk presented by one of the peer leaders or a short recorded talk. Everyone present is invited to join in reflecting on what we have heard.

We are listening to a series of talks from a retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver.  The talk for this week is by Matthew Brensilver, Cultivating Well Being for Insight:
https://www.audiodharma.org/talks/audio_player/8742.html

Please note we do not have a teacher. Each session is opened and facilitated by a member of the guiding collective. However, everyone who is present is equally qualified and welcome to speak about the dharma and their practice.

Please note that the west entrance is open for anyone who has difficulty with the stairs on the east side. Just knock.

This Sunday will be facilitated by Jennifer Keane.

Special Mothers’ Day dharma talk by Jennifer Keane, May 12th

Welcome to our Sunday Morning meditation and discussion group. We are a peer led group that meets each Sunday at 10 am in the lower level of McFarland House, 716 Queen St, east side entrance. We sit together in silent meditation for 30 minutes followed by listening to a summary of a dharma talk presented by one of the peer leaders or a short recorded talk. Everyone present is invited to join in reflecting on what we have heard.

This week, Jennifer Keane, the Community Dharma Leader who originally began a meditation group that met Sunday mornings in Saskatoon, will present the talk for the morning. She has generously offered to lead the group occasionally through the year to mark special occasions.

The following week, we will return to listening to recorded talks.

Please note we do not have a teacher. Each session is opened and facilitated by a member of the guiding collective. However, everyone who is present is equally qualified and welcome to speak about the dharma and their practice.

Please note that the west entrance is open for anyone who has difficulty with the stairs on the east side. Just knock.

Dharma talk for May 5th

Welcome to our Sunday Morning meditation and discussion group. We are a peer led group that meets each Sunday at 10 am in the lower level of McFarland House, 716 Queen St, east side entrance. We sit together in silent meditation for 30 minutes followed by listening to a summary of a dharma talk presented by one of the peer leaders or a short recorded talk. Everyone present is invited to join in reflecting on what we have heard.

We are listening to a series of talks from a retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver. The talk for this week is by Gil Fronsdal, Cultivating Stability for Insight:
https://www.audiodharma.org/talks/audio_player/8740.html

Please note we do not have a teacher. Each session is opened and facilitated by a member of the guiding collective. However, everyone who is present is equally qualified and welcome to speak about the dharma and their practice.

Please note that the west entrance is open for anyone who has difficulty with the stairs on the east side. Just knock.

This Sunday will be facilitated by Susan Gingell.

Dharma talk for April 28th

Welcome to our Sunday Morning meditation and discussion group. We are a peer led group that meets each Sunday at 10 am in the lower level of McFarland House, 716 Queen St., east side entrance. We sit together in silent meditation for 30 minutes followed by listening to a summary of a dharma talk presented by one of the peer leaders or a short recorded talk. Everyone present is invited to join in reflecting on what we have heard.

We are starting a new series of talks from a retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver. This week we will listen to  the opening talk on the refuges, by Gil and Matthew:
https://www.audiodharma.org/talks/audio_player/8738.html

Please note we do not have a teacher. Each session is opened and facilitated by a member of the guiding collective.  However, everyone who is present is equally qualified and welcome to speak about the dharma and their practice.

Please note that the west entrance is open for anyone who has difficulty with the stairs on the east side. Just knock.

This Sunday will be facilitated by Doris Larson.

Special spring season dharma talk by Jennifer Keane, April 21st

Welcome to our Sunday Morning meditation and discussion group. We are a peer led group that meets each Sunday at 10 am in the lower level of McFarland House, 716 Queen St, east side entrance.

This week, Jennifer Keane, the Community Dharma Leader who originally began a meditation group that met Sunday mornings in Saskatoon, will present the talk for the morning. She has generously offered to lead the group occasionally through the year to mark special occasions.

The following week, we will return to listening to recorded talks.

Please note we do not have a teacher. Each session is opened and facilitated by a member of the guiding collective. However, everyone who is present is equally qualified and welcome to speak about the dharma and their practice.

Please note that the west entrance is open for anyone who has difficulty with the stairs on the east side. Just knock.

Dharma talk for April 14th

Welcome to our Sunday Morning meditation and discussion group. We are a peer led group that meets each Sunday at 10 am in the lower level of McFarland House, 716 Queen St, east side entrance. We sit together in silent meditation for 30 minutes followed by listening to a summary of a dharma talk presented by one of the peer leaders or a short recorded talk. Everyone present is invited to join in reflecting on what we have heard.

From a retreat on the Perfections, this week we will listen to  the closing talk of the retreat about the Paramis  by Gil Fronsdal
 https://www.audiodharma.org/talks/audio_player/9008.htm

Please note we do not have a teacher. Each session is opened and facilitated by a member of the guiding collective. However, everyone who is present is equally qualified and welcome to speak about the dharma and their practice.

Please note that the west entrance is open for anyone who has difficulty with the stairs on the east side. Just knock.

This Sunday will be facilitated by Andrea Grzesina.