Category Archives: Mindfulness Related Events

2018/02/18 Core Buddhist Teachings with Brock Brown

Core Teachings at Sunday Sit

Beginning on Sunday, February 18th, Brock Brown will offer a series of monthly talks for VIMS on the core teachings of the Buddha: the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold path. This is the path which leads us to the end of suffering.
The following is a schedule of the talks:
Feb 18  The First Noble Truth and Right View
Mar 18  The Second Noble Truth- Tanha or Craving
April 15 Right Intention
May 13 Sala – Ethical Conduct
June 17 Right Effort
July 22  Right Mindfulness
Sept 23 Right Concentration
Oct 21  The Third Noble Truth – Letting Go

2018/07/13 Retreat on Quadra Island

Quadra Island Retreat with Venerable Viranani
It is with much pleasure that I will be hosting this weekend retreat with one of my meditation teachers from Burma/Myanmar.
Buddhist nun Venerable Virañani will be visiting Quadra Island for the first time and offering a non-residential meditation retreat at the Quadra Community Centre July 13 -15, 2018
There will be a talk and guided meditation on the Friday evening (7-9pm), Saturday and Sunday (10am – 4pm, with a lunch break) will be combination of sitting and walking meditation, with instructions and talks.
For more information online, please visit: I will be updating this page with more details for the retreat and upcoming events.
Everyone is welcome. No meditation experience is necessary to benefit from this heart-opening practice. I hope you will come and see for yourself.
TO REGISTER: please send an email with your full name. The $40 registration fee can be paid via e-transfer to this email address: or, cash or cheque in the mail: Josephine Tobin Box 788, Quathiaski Cove, BC V0P1N0.
Please feel welcome to share the information and if you have any questions, please contact me.
With metta,

2018/08/12 Gabriola Island Retreat with Arinna Weisman

Gabriola Ecumenical Society’s series –  “Lifting Our Spirits”

Turning Towards Joy – with Arinna Weisman

We are so excited to be hosting my amazing teacher Arinna Weisman here on Gabriola at the Netloft. This is a rare opportunity to sit with a teacher with her depth of wisdom and heart.

Registration is now available for this retreat. fFor more information visit the Ecumenical Website

Retreat Schedule:

Friday, August 3rd 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Public Talk by donation. No Registration necessary
Saturday August 4th 9:30 am to 8:30 pm Weekend Meditation Retreat – Registration required
Sunday, August 5th 9:45 am to 4:00 pm

With metta and gratitude,


Brock Brown Saturday Morning Meditation

Saturday Morning Sit-In led by Brock Brown

No Sit-In on May 5; Resumes June 2

The Sit-In takes place on first Saturday of the month from 9:00
a.m. to noon. There are three 45-minute periods of sitting meditation,
which start on the hour, alternating with 15-minute periods of walking
meditation. Stay for the whole morning or join us for just a sitting or two.
We begin all sittings on the hour, so feel free to slip in quietly a few minutes
before the hour during walking meditation.
Place: 4013 Magdelin St
For more Info email Brock