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

May 25/26 Adrianne Ross from Vancouver, BC
Registration Open. Register here

June 29/30 2019
Ajahn Pasanno, Guiding Elder of Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery, Redwood Valley, CA
Registration Opens: June 3 2019
Location: Cadboro Commons, UVic campus

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 and August retreats 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.

2019/05/25 Adrianne Ross Weekend Retreat

Balanced Clear Mind/Wise Compassionate Heart,

Five Faculties of Mindfulness
A Non-Residential Retreat

Adrianne Ross

 Held at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC,
Retreat Dates are May 25 & 26, 2019
Saturday 9:00 to 4:30 pm
;  Sunday 9:00 – 4:00 pm.
Registration open. Register Here

Through this 2 day retreat, we will explore how the five faculties of mindfulness – stabilitybalanced energy, faith (confidence) and wisdom can support our meditation practice and our daily lives in the world.
e will be both recognizing our strengths and cultivating and developing these qualities together in a balanced way. There will be periods of meditation instruction, silent sitting and walking, and time for discussion with the teacher. The weekend will be held in a background of silence.

Adrianne Ross, MD, has been involved with meditation and healing since 1978. Her teaching is influenced by Burmese and Thai streams of Theravada as well as Dzogchen and contemplative practices. She teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to people with chronic pain and illness. She recently retired from working as a family physician to devote more time to personal practice and teaching retreats in Canada and the U.S. Adrianne is passionate about being awake in all areas of life, facing the challenges of diversity, equality and climate change though dharma eyes, and living the dharma as fully as possible.