Category Archives: Mindfulness Related Events

Brock Brown Saturday Morning Meditation

Saturday Morning Sit-In led by Brock Brown

First Saturday of the Month Cancelled until September 02, 2017

 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

Climate Change and our Practice

We are a group of like-minded people interested in and exploring the interface between our Buddhist-informed practice and the challenges to our environment, especially around the issue of climate change. We are helped by the work of Joanna Macy and other engaged Buddhist teachers in our study, discussion and mutual support. For more information contact Lawrie Thicke at

Community Meditation in Quadra Village

Community Meditation in Quadra Village
Jodi Mellott and Shannon Arnold have invited local meditation teachers to lead hour-long sessions in Quadra Village at the Citizen’s Counselling Center. These are freely offered opportunities to experience different styles and traditions of meditation. Donations welcome. To learn more and to sign up for April sessions:

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.

Salt Spring Island Retreats

Salt Spring Island Vipassana Society

Residential Retreats

Location: Stowel Lake Farm

All day  December 27, 2016-January 1, 2017

Annual New Year’s Retreat

With Heather Martin

Our longest running annual retreat falls at a fitting time of year for rest and recuperation following the stimulating Christmas season.  As we prepare to enter a new year, it is also the perfect time to reconnect with our wise hearts and calm minds, to release the old and resolve for the new.


Thursday March 9 – Sunday March 19, 2017

Experienced Practitioner’s Vipassana Retreat

With Heather Martin

This retreat is offered for experienced meditators. Your practice should be established, and relatively self-supporting.  The prerequisite is a minimum of four week-long residential retreats in this tradition.  The schedule allows for self-direction over lengths of practice periods of sitting and walking. There will be an exploration of more nuanced and in-depth aspects of these profoundly liberating teachings. Due to the maturity of the practitioners, this retreat is usually very settled, intimate and a great opportunity for developing collectedness (Samadhi), as well as insight (Vipassana).

Go to for rates, info & registration details, as well as scholarship applications for financial assistance.