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.

2018 Victoria IMS Retreats

VictoriaIMS 2018 Retreat Schedule

Volunteer organizers, teachers, and participants have come together for the past 17 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 2018 retreat schedule

Sep 15
Brock Brown Retreat
Registration open. Register

Oct 13/14
Christina Feldman Retreat
Registration opens Sept 17, 2018

Nov 10/11
Carol Wilson Retreat
Registration opens Oct 15, 2018

Retreats and Talks are held at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC.
The June 23/24 retreat will be held at UVic Cadboro Commons Building.

Time of retreats: Saturdays 9 am – 4:30 pm; Sundays 9 am – 4 pm.

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

On the day of the retreat, you may offer financial contributions to the teacher or in the case of monastics to the monastery, 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.

2018/09/15 One Day Retreat with Brock Brown

Retreat With Brock Brown
Seeing for Oneself
A Daylong Meditation Retreat with Brock Brown

Saturday 15 September, 2018
Time: 9 am – 4:30 pm
Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC.
Registration open. REGISTER

The Buddha taught that our mind can be our best friend or our enemy. He encouraged us to see for ourselves what thoughts, words, and actions lead to peace and liberation.

On this day of mindfulness awareness we will investigate and reflect on how our mind can be our friend, how we can cultivate beneficial qualities of the heart and mind, and how we can see and experience this for ourselves.

There will be periods of sitting and walking meditation, chanting and guided meditations, including Chi Kung exercises.

This daylong is appropriate for both beginner and experienced meditators.

Brock Brown is a founding member and chair of the Victoria Insight Meditation Society where he teaches and leads meditation retreats. He has been dedicated to the study and practice of the Buddha’s teachings for the past 30 years, and is inspired by the Thai Forest Tradition. He is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Dedicated Practitioners Program and the Community Dharma Leader Program.