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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

Jan 20/21
Heather Martin
Registration opens Dec 18 2018.

Feb 24/26
Margo McLoughlin Retreat
Registration opens Jan 29, 2018
Friday Feb 23, Margo McLoughlin – Dharma Story telling evening  7 – 9pm

Mar 31/Apr01
Pascal Auclair Retreat
Registration opens Mar 05, 2018

May 26/27
Susie Harrington
Registration opens Apr 30 2018
Friday May 25, Susie Harrington – evening talk 7 – 9pm

June 23/24
Venerable Ajahn Viradhammo Retreat
Abbot of Tisarana Buddhist Monastery, Perth, Ontario
Registration opens May 28, 2018
Location: UVic Conference Room

Sep 15/16
Brock Brown Retreat
Registration opens Aug 20, 2018

Oct 13/14
Christina Feldman Retreat
Registration opens Sept 17, 2018

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/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.

2018/20/21 Heather Martin Retreat

Weekend Retreat with Heather Martin

What does it mean to be fully human ?
Can we live with greater reverence, wonder, freedom ?
Can we contribute the best of ourselves to our world, our people, ourselves ?
Practicing Present Awareness supports this journey of our one precious life.
This retreat is open to all, both experienced people and those new to meditation.

Sat Jan 20 and Sun Jan 21
Time: 9:00 – 4:30 on Saturday, 9:00 – 4:00 on Sunday
Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC.
Registration opens Dec 18.

Heather Martin
Heather Martin has been meditating for 40 years, in various traditions. Theravada has been her main practice since 1981, when she trained in the style of SN Goenka, for 8 years.  She has practiced Tibetan Dzogchen with Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Vipassana with Burmese Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and more recently the early Foundations of Mindfulness with scholar-monk Bikkhu Analayo.
She has been teaching retreats in North America since 2001, in Canada and the West Coast of the United States.  She guides the Salt Spring Island Vipassana Community, where she has lived for 37 years.
She is a retired midwife and childbirth educator.
Heather emphasizes the practical application of these perennially brilliant teachings, with warm-heartedness, clarity and accessibility