“Finding Balance: Mindfulness and Equanimity”
February 29 and March 01, 2020.
Held at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC
Saturday 9:00 to 4:30 pm; Sunday 9 to 4pm
Registration opens Feb 03, 2020.
In this weekend retreat, Margo McLoughlin will explore three pathways for understanding and developing equanimity, a quality of mind that is inclusive of all aspects of experience. In the midst of our complex lives, it can be valuable to set aside some time to reflect on the direction of our spiritual journey and how our practice manifests in the world. Equanimity is not just the end result of our dedication to practice, but a state of mind that can be actively cultivated. This beautiful mental state is one the Seven Factors of Awakening, as well as one of the Four Divine Abodes. Far from neutralizing our energy for compassionate action, equanimity serves us in every thing we undertake.
Margo McLoughlin is a Community Dharma Leader who regularly teaches with the Victoria Insight Meditation Society. She leads retreats in Victoria and other Island communities. A writer, storyteller, and educator, Margo is currently leading a mindfulness program for children at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. For more about Margo, please visit margostoryteller.net.