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.
The Buddha touched the earth and asked for help to awaken, and this can be seen as a template for us, even in difficult times. This talk begins with our own embodied experience, reflects on the Satipatthana sutta refrain as a description of how nature supports awakening, and closes with Ajahn Chah, who said that we can learn from Nature enough to be enlightened.
This talk is grounded in Ajahn Buddhadasa’s teaching of temporary Nibbana. It explores the Satipatthana Sutta as a doorway into freedom and offers the acronym CARE as a way of bringing the Four Noble Truths into whichever practice we are engaged in.