Category Archives: Mindfulness Related Events

2018/01/10 YMCA-YWCA Mindfulness Group

YMCA-YWCA Mindfulness for Young Adults
Starting January 2018:

The Youth Mindfulness Group (Y Mind) is a free 7-week psychoeducational and support group for young adults ages 18-30 who experience mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety.

Participants learn healthy coping skills to manage their anxiety, connect with other young people and receive support all in a safe and friendly community environment.

2018/01/14 The Divine Abidings

Divine Abidings

Beginning on Sunday, January 14th, Margo will offer a series of monthly talks for the Victoria Insight Meditation Society on the four Divine Abidings, four qualities of mind and heart that we can cultivate as the natural expression of our being. While presenting each of these, she will draw on the stories of some remarkable figures in the history of Buddhism, individuals whose lives were and are an embodiment of loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity.
Sunday, January 14th – “Ananda, Guardian of the Dhamma” – Loving-Kindness as an act of imagination.
Sunday, February 11th – “The Legend of King Ashoka” – Compassion as a vehicle of transformation.
Sunday, March 25th – “The Lay Disciple, Visakha” – Joy and the Path of Service.
Sunday, April 22nd – “Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama” – Equanimity as a gift we bestow and a practice we embody.

Here is a link to a page on my site:

2018/01/30 Awakening Joy Course

Awakening Joy
Five-month online course starts January 30, 2018
Taught by James Baraz
“I believe our task these days is to develop consciousness, love and caring in ourselves and help remind others of all the good inside and around them. I believe this motivates and empowers people to make this a better world. That is my vision and motivation for teaching this course.”

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  Right Intention
April 15 Sila – Ethical Conduct
May 13 The Second Noble Truth – Tanha or Craving
June 17 Right Effort
July 22  Right Mindfulness
Sept 23 Right Concentration
Oct 21  The Third Noble Truth – Letting Go

Brock Brown Saturday Morning Meditation

Saturday Morning Sit-In led by Brock Brown

 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

Dec 22 Solstice Ceremony

Come celebrate the return of the light on Friday, December 22nd as Community Dharma Leader Margo McLoughlin leads a Buddhist solstice ceremony at the Helga Beer/Lynn Wylie yoga studio from 7 – 9 p.m.

Expect candlelight, music, chanting, and readings from the Buddha’s teachings. Please bring a green bough if you are able to. 

For more information contact Margo here.


Evening with Ajahn Sona and Margo McLoughlin

Friday May 20th

Guest storyteller and Community Dharma Leader Margo McLoughlin telling a Jataka tale, “The Noble Deer”.  Ajahn Sona then offered comments on the talk followed by a dhamma talk and a question and answer session.