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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

Oct 13/14
Christina Feldman Retreat
Registration open.  REGISTER

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.

2018/10/13 Christina Feldman Week-end Retreat

Awakening & Forgetting
A Study and Meditation Retreat with
Christina Feldman

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

Registration open. REGISTER

Through this 2 day retreat, Christina will reflect on the qualities that support an awakened and dignified life and the factors that undermine that quest. Or put another way, this retreat will be a contemplation on the creative tension between the hindrances and the Seven Limbs of Awakening.

This will be a study practice weekend with a large teaching element to it. There will be periods of formal practice, periods of extended teaching and also time for questions and reflections. The weekend will be held in a background of silence.

Christina Feldman is a co-founder of Gaia House in England. She has been leading Insight Meditation retreats worldwide since 1976 and is a Guiding Teacher of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. Christina is the author of a number of books including ‘Women Awake’, ‘Way of Meditation’, ‘The Buddhist Path to Simplicityand co-author of ‘Soul Food’. Her most recent book is ‘Boundless Heart – The Buddha’s Path of Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity’.