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2017 Victoria IMS Retreats

VictoriaIMS 2017 Retreat Schedule

Volunteer organizers, teachers, and participants have come together for the past 15 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 2017 retreat schedule

Nov 11 Brock Brown
Registration open: register

Retreats are held at Goward House except for the Aug 19/20th retreat.
Time of retreats: Saturdays 9 am – 4:30 pm; Sundays 9 am – 4pm.

The teachings are offered freely. There are no registration fees.

On the day of the retreat, you may offer financial contributions to the teacher/charity 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.

2017/10/27 VIMS Social/Pot-luck

Date: Friday, October 27 /17
Time: Doors open at 6pm
Potluck dinner served at 6:30 pm.
Entertainment around 7:15 pm.
Location: Garry Oak Room. Entrance and parking lot at 1335 Thurlow Street.
Food: Bring a food dish to share with others.
Please bring your own dishes and cutlery; there will be limited compostable dinner ware available. 
Entertainment: Sangha members are invited to share their talents. Sign up available on the night,
Please  limit time to about 10 minutes.
Family members, including children are welcome. Come enjoy an evening with old friends and make some new ones!

2017/11/11 Brock Brown One Day Retreat

Joy on the Path
~A Daylong Retreat with Brock Brown~

Saturday, Nov. 11 2017
9:00am – 4:30pm
Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Rd, Victoria, BC.
Registration open: register

“No dark fate determines our future. We do.
Each day and each moment, we are able to create and re-create our lives
 and the very quality of human life on our planet. This is the power we yield.”
The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
The Buddha taught about the suffering we encounter in our human lives, and he taught about joy. In fact he taught that joy is an essential factor in our Awakening. In this daylong we will investigate the Buddha’s teachings on joy on the path. We will see if there is a joy that we can experience which is independent of our external circumstances.
The day will be experiential, with periods of sitting and walking meditation, instruction, guided meditation, and chanting.
This daylong is appropriate for both beginner and experienced meditators.

Brock Brown is a founding member and chair of the Victoria Insight Meditation Society where he teaches and leads meditation retreats. He has been dedicated to the study and practice of the Buddha’s teachings for the past 28 years, and is inspired by the Thai Forest Tradition. He is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Dedicated Practitioners Program and the Community Dharma Leader Program.