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).

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