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2020 Victoria IMS Retreats

VictoriaIMS 2020 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 2020 retreat schedule.
For teacher Bios click here 

Feb 29/Mar 1 Margo McLoughlin from Victoria, BC
Registration Open. Click to REGISTER
 
Apr 11/12 Pascal Auclair from Montreal, QU
Registration Opens Mar 16 2020
 
May 23/24 Thanissaro Bhikkhu from San Diego County, CA
Registration Opens Apr 27 2020
This retreat is co-sponosred with the Aranya Refuge Project, Vancouver Island.
 

Sept 19 Brock Brown from Victoria, BC
Registration Opens Aug 24 2020

Oct 17/18 Christina Feldman from the UK
Registration Opens Sept 21 2020

Nov 14/15 Carol Wilson from San Francisco, CA
Registration Opens Oct 19 2020

Volunteer organizers, teachers, and participants have come together for the past 20 years, to support the study and practice of the Theravada Buddhist teachings in Victoria. Teachings are offered freely in keeping with the teachings of the Buddha. We encourage the practice of generosity as a way to further one’s peace of mind and freedom from suffering.

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.

How to Register
On the day a retreat opens for registration, a link to register will be posted on this page.
As well, if you sign up for an electronic newsletter, you will receive an invitation to register the morning the retreat opens.

2020/02/29 Margo McLoughlin Weekend Retreat

 “Finding Balance: Mindfulness and Equanimity”

February 29 and March 01, 2020.
Held at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC
Saturday 9:00 to 4:30 pm; Sunday 9 to 4pm
Registration open. Click to REGISTER
In this weekend retreat, Margo McLoughlin will explore three pathways for understanding and developing equanimity, a quality of mind that is inclusive of all aspects of experience. In the midst of our complex lives, it can be valuable to set aside some time to reflect on the direction of our spiritual journey and how our practice manifests in the world. Equanimity is not just the end result of our dedication to practice, but a state of mind that can be actively cultivated. This beautiful mental state is one the Seven Factors of Awakening, as well as one of the Four Divine Abodes. Far from neutralizing our energy for compassionate action, equanimity serves us in every thing we undertake.    

Margo McLoughlin is a Community Dharma Leader who regularly teaches with the Victoria Insight Meditation Society. She leads retreats in Victoria and other Island communities. A writer, storyteller, and educator, Margo is currently leading a mindfulness program for children at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. For more about Margo, please visit margostoryteller.net.