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Smoky Hills Insight Meditation is a secular learning platform, founded on the pillars of community, loving-kindness, and a deep-rooted knowledge of the interconnectedness of all things. This virtual community holds a safe space for people from all walks of life to gather and learn the science of mindfulness and practice useful compassion-based awareness techniques that promote wellness.


Events and offerings include various meditation courses and retreats, weekly gatherings, mindfulness and wellness training for schools and work places, and personalized growth opportunities for those seeking refuge from the push and pull of life.


Inspired by the natural beauty of the Smoky Hills State Forest of northern Minnesota, much of our coursework is based on discovering our interconnectedness with all things and grounding ourselves in nature.


Indakiingimin: The Very Land to Which We Belong

The Smoky Hills State Forest is within the historic homeland of the Anishinaabe people, the Ojibwe Tribes of the Mississippi, and the original territory of the White Earth Nation. We recognize that the land we reside on, that has inspired the vision of this organization, has been stewarded for countless generations by these Indigenous Tribes.  We acknowledge the broken promises of the 1855 Treaties and the injustices suffered by the Anishinaabe people, resulting in multigenerational traumas that still exist today.

Let this acknowledgement serve as a reminder of our efforts to recognize, honor, reconcile and partner with the Anishinaabe people whose lands and water we benefit from today.

We are committed to recognize and dismantle ongoing legacies of settler colonialism. This is a call to action for people everywhere to end Indigenous erasure and engage with Native peoples everywhere.

May we all be grateful for the land that sustains us.

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