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

Mar 31/Apr01
Pascal Auclair Retreat
Registration open. Register

This retreat is nearly at room capacity.
If you cannot register because the event is closed , please email
on the Friday before the retreat to inquire if there is space.

May 26/27
Susie Harrington
Registration opens Apr 30 2018
Sunday May 27, Susie Harrington – Sunday Sit

June 23/24
Venerable Ajahn Viradhammo Retreat
Abbot of Tisarana Buddhist Monastery, Perth, Ontario
Registration opens May 28, 2018
Location: UVic Conference Room

Sep 15
Brock Brown Retreat
Registration opens Aug 20, 2018

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. There is no suggested amount for offering financial contributions to the teacher or monastery.

2018/03/31 Pascal Auclair Weekend Retreat


Saturday 31 March and Sunday 01 April, 2018
Time: Saturday 
9 am – 4:30 pm; Sunday 9 am – 4 pm.
Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC.
Registration open.  Register

 Intimacy with the world, inner and outer, will be what we open to and cultivate during this retreat, inviting again and again a balance of heart and mind, friendliness and clarity. This sets the right conditions for wisdom and freedom to arise naturally. While sitting and walking with meditative presence and guidance from the teacher, we will discover for ourselves what is possible in this very life.

 Pascal Auclair has been immersed in Buddhist practice and study since 1997, sitting retreats in Asia and America with revered monastics and lay teachers. He has been mentored by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Massachusetts and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. Pascal teaches in North America and in Europe. He is a co­founder and Guiding Teacher at True North Insight. His depth of insight, classical training, and creative expression all combine in a wise and compassionate presence. In addition, his warmth and humour make Pascal a much appreciated teacher