May you be well, happy and peaceful.
Opening the Heart with Loving-Kindness
In this weekend retreat we will explore the beautiful spirit of Metta (loving kindness) both in formal meditation practice and the many ways it can be developed in everyday activities.
This retreat is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators.
In keeping with the Buddhist tradition of generosity (dana), these teachings are offered freely. You are welcome to practice dana and donate to the teacher at the retreat. The registration fee will help cover organizational costs.
Victoria Insight Meditation Society (VIMS)
Annual General Meeting
Thursday May 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Council: Brock Brown, Brian Chapel, Rhonda Duncan, June Fukushima, Bruce MacRae
Members: John Hilditch, Rod House, Joyce Elliott
Guests: Shelly Hilditch, Isabelle House
Absent with regrets: Joan Glover (Founding Member), Sandra Joy (Council)
Motion from RodHouse to approve the agenda.
Motion from John Hilditch to approve the minutes from the May 26th, 2016 AGM.
(Bruce MacRaetomodifythewebsitetoindicatethatthe2016 AGM minutesareapproved)
June Fukushima continued to fulfill the role of Treasurer in 2016 and Wei Wu the role of Bookkeeper. Thanks to both June and Wei for their efficient oversight of VIMS finances.
Account balances as of December 31st, 2016:
Chequing Account: $5,888.83
Savings Account: $3,764.66
John Hilditch did a review (random sampling) of the Victoria IMS financial records and found everything to be in order.
Motion from Joyce Elliott to accept the financial records including the financial statement (point 5 above).
Motion from Rhonda Duncan that no audit will be required.
The reports were pre-circulated to the members of VIMS.
Motion from Rod House to accept the reports.
The Victoria IMS constitution and bylaws will have to be amended by the fall of 2018. The amendments needed will be undertaken by Council and can be voted on at a special general meeting or at the next AGM to be in effect.
All current directors were willing to stand for another year and informed Brock Brown that they meet the necessary requirements. As Sandra Joy was unable to attend the AGM she sent her consent to be elected in advance to Brock Brown.
Officers acclaimed on slate presented:
BrockBrown – Chair
Bruce MacRae – Vice-Chair
June Fukushima – Treasurer
Sandra Joy – Secretary
The following files were recorded at Goward House in Victoria during a weekend retreat presented by Tuere Sala from Seattle.
The following files were recorded at Goward House in Victoria during a weekend retreat presented by Tuere Sala from Seattle. These files are from day one of the retreat.
The following files were recorded at Goward House in Victoria on The 23rd of February, 2019 during a retreat presented by Margo McLoughlin
The following files were recorded at Goward House on the 22nd of February 2019 during a retreat presented by Margo McLoughlin.
The following audio files were recorded at Goward House in Victoria on 23 and 24 January 2019 during a retreat presented by Heather Martin.