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.

2019 Victoria IMS Retreats

VictoriaIMS 2019 Retreat Schedule

Volunteer organizers, teachers, and participants have come together for the past 19 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 2019 retreat schedule
For teacher bios click here

Jan 19/20 Heather Martin from Salt Spring Island, BC
Registration Opens: Dec 17 2018

Feb 23/24 Margo McLoughlin from Victoria, BC
Registration Opens: Jan 28 2019

Apr 27/28 Tuere Sala from Seattle, WA
Registration Opens: Apr 1 2019

May 25/26 Adrianne Ross from Vancouver, BC
Registration Opens: Apr 29 2019

Aug 17/18 Ajaan Geoff from San Diego County, CA
Registration Opens: July 22 2019
Location: Cadboro Commons, UVic campus

Sept 14 Brock Brown from Victoria, BC
Registration Opens: Aug 19 2019

Oct 12/13 Vance Pryor from San Francisco
Registration Opens: Sept 16 2019

Nov 9/10 Howard Cohn from San Francisco, CA
Registration Opens: Oct 14 2019

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.

2019/01/19 Heather Martin weekend retreat

Insight Meditation Weekend Retreat with Heather Martin

January 19th and 20th, 2019

Heather Martin

Held at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC,
Saturday 9:00 to 4:30 pm;  Sunday 9:00 – 4:00 pm.

Registration opens Dec 17

 

Come and Meditate with others, in silence and friendship.

Let’s remain cool, calm and collected in the heat of the moment; in the unfolding crises of our home planet; in face of the latest news, so we can respond well to whatever comes our way with perspective, with care and, above all, with kindness.

Heather Martin has been meditating for 40 years, in various traditions. Theravada has been her main practice since 1981, when she trained in the style of SN Goenka, for 8 years.  She has practiced Tibetan Dzogchen with Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Vipassana with Burmese Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and more recently the early Foundations of Mindfulness with scholar-monk Bikkhu Analayo.

She has been teaching retreats in North America since 2001, in Canada and the West Coast of the United States.  She guides the Salt Spring Island Vipassana Community, where she has lived for 37 years.

She is a retired midwife and childbirth educator.

Heather emphasizes the practical application of these perennially brilliant teachings, with warm-heartedness, clarity and accessibility.