“I believe that we can help each other to become wiser and more loving, and to understand and accept what is happening inside us and around us.

I would like us to discover together how to develop deep, intuitive listening, how to participate fully in life, ourlife, however it manifests.

I like to cultivate curiosity, kindness, compassion and enthusiasm.

I like to teach mindfulness—with all of its subtleties—and to see people discover it and integrate it. I also believe that we need more closeness and intimacy, and that this is not difficult to find when we know how; that this is possible in all kinds of circumstances and in small, ordinary moments.”


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.







Retreat Type

27jan10:0030(jan 30)15:00A Soft and Radical Transformation of the Heart, - A Weekend Metta RetreatSainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, QC, CANADA

07feb(feb 7)00:0011(feb 11)23:59Retraite Vipassana à LausanneSuisse

15feb(feb 15)10:0016(feb 16)16:30Weekend à GenèveSuisse

21feb(feb 21)09:3025(feb 25)16:30Retraite ParisienneFrance

28feb(feb 28)16:3004mar(mar 4)14:00Retraite en BelgiqueBruxelles, Belgique

19mar(mar 19)15:002714:00Retreat on Salt Spring IslandSalt Spring Island, BC, Canada

27mar00:0029(mar 29)00:00Retreat in VancouverVancouver, BC, Canada

04apr(apr 4)00:0010(apr 10)00:00Retreat at Camp SamishBow, WC, USA

11apr(apr 11)00:0012(apr 12)00:00Retreat in VictoriaVictoria, BC, Canada

08may(may 8)15:0015(may 15)12:00A Heart That ResonatesGuelph, ON, Canada

01jun(jun 1)10:0005(jun 5)16:00Cette vie qui nous échappeSainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, QC, Canada

30jun(jun 30)00:0005jul(jul 5)00:00Retraite avec l'UQAM - La pratique de la présence attentiveMontréal, QC, Canada

31jul(jul 31)00:0007aug(aug 7)00:00Retreat on Salt Spring IslandSalt Spring Island, BC, Canada

02nov(nov 2)16:0006(nov 6)11:30The Dharma with a TwistToronto, ON, Canada


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Pascal teaches regular meditation classes in Montreal.


The meetings include instructions on meditation, guided meditation sessions and teachings on the Dhamma.


Courses are taught in French, unless otherwise specified.


There are some sitting cushions and chairs provided for the class.


It is not necessary to register for these drop-in sessions. Feel free to come without prior notification. Click on the dates for more information.


Pascal’s livelihood consists mostly of donations.

By supporting him, you enable him to continue to offer the teaching of the Dhamma.