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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

Nov 10/11
Carol Wilson Retreat
Registration open.   To Register click here

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.

2018/11/10 Weekend Retreat With Carol Wilson

Non-Residential Retreat with Carol Wilson
Awareness and Wisdom:Cultivating
Awareness with Wise Attitude

November 10th and 11th, 2018
Held at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC,
Saturday 9:00 to 4:30 pm;  Sunday 9:00 – 4:00 pm.
Registration open. To Register click HERE
This two-day non-residential retreat will be in the formal silent retreat format, with periods of silent sitting and walking. Extensive instructions and information will be offered on Cultivating Awareness with Wise Attitude, both within the meditation format as well as in how we live our lives.
The meditation instructions will be in the style of Sayadaw U Tejaniya. The additional teachings will encompass some of the ways that the Buddha taught us to cultivate purity of mind in all aspects of our life.
Carol Wilson first began practicing Vipassana, or insight meditation, in 1971 with S.N. Goenka in Bodh Gaya, India. Since then she has studied and practiced with a number of Theravada teachers, both Asian and Western. She has been particularly influenced by the teachings and practice styles of Sayadaw U Pandita, and in the past ten years, of Ashin U Tejaniya. In the 1980s she spent a year in Thailand as a Buddhist nun, which she continues to appreciate as an immensely valuable and inspiring experience.
Carol has been sharing vipassana and metta retreat teachings since 1986, both in the United States and abroad. She feels a strong commitment to supporting the conditions for long intensive retreats to take place, and for many years she has been teaching the three-month retreat at Insight Meditation Society as well as a month-long retreat at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She is currently a guiding teacher of IMS.