Category Archives: VictoriaIMS Retreats

We offer one-day and two-day non-residential retreats. Retreats are held at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC. unless otherwise noted.

2017 Victoria IMS Retreats

VictoriaIMS 2017 Retreat Schedule

Volunteer organizers, teachers, and participants have come together for the past 15 years, to support the study and practice of the Theravada Buddhist teachings in Victoria. The VictoriaIMS Council and volunteers thank you for your ongoing interest and dedication to meditation and mindfulness practices.

We are pleased to announce the 2017 retreat schedule

Aug 19/20 Ajaan Geoff (Thanissaro Bhikkhu)
Registration open. Register here.
Location: UVic Conference room
Full information here

Sept 16/17 Adrianne Ross
Registration opens Aug 21

Oct 14/15 Steve Armstrong
Registration opens Sept 18

Nov 26 Brock Brown
Registration opens Oct 30

Retreats are held at Goward House except for the Aug 19/20th retreat.
Time of retreats: Saturdays 9 am – 4:30 pm; Sundays 9 am – 4pm.

The teachings are offered freely. There are no registration fees.

On the day of the retreat, you may offer financial contributions to the teacher/charity and to Victoria IMS for operational costs. Suggested donation to VictoriaIMS is $40 for a two-day retreat and $20 for a one-day retreat. There is no suggested amount for offering financial contributions to the teacher.

2017/08/19 Ajaan Geoff Weekend Retreat

 August 19-20, 2017


The Noble Eightfold Path
Meditation and Study retreat with Venerable Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Saturday Aug 19 9am – 4:30pm

Sunday   Aug 20 9am – 4:00pm
Cadboro Commons Building
Queenswood/Arbutus Rooms
University of Victoria, BC

Online Registration open. Register here.
Study notes for this retreat can be downloaded here.

Thanissaro Bhikkhu, also known as Ajaan Geoff, is highly respected as a meditation teacher, author and translator of the Buddha’s teachings. He is a senior Theravada monk in the
Thai Forest tradition and abbot of Metta Forest Monastery in San Diego County, CA.

This retreat will offer periods of silent meditation followed by an investigation of the Buddhist suttas related to the topic of the retreat.

Study notes, prepared by Ajaan Geoff, will be available for you to bring to the retreat.

Please read “Guidelines for Being with Monastics” – click here.

In keeping with the teachings of the Buddha, the teachings and this retreat are freely offered.

There is no fee or expectation for financial contributions or gifts.

Practicing Dana – the Parami of Giving
For those who are inspired to practice generosity or dana:
Financial contributions to support the monastery can be made at the retreat.
Financial contributions to VictoriaIMS for travel, event, and accommodation expenses can be made at the retreat