Category Archives: VictoriaIMS Retreats

We offer one-day and two-day non-residential retreats. Retreats are held at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC. unless otherwise noted.

2019 Victoria IMS Retreats

VictoriaIMS 2019 Retreat Schedule

Volunteer organizers, teachers, and participants have come together for the past 19 years, to support the study and practice of the Theravada Buddhist teachings in Victoria. The VictoriaIMS Council and volunteers thank you for your ongoing interest and dedication to meditation and mindfulness practices.

We are pleased to announce the 2019 retreat schedule
For teacher bios click here

June 29/30 2019
Ajahn Pasanno, Guiding Elder of Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery, Redwood Valley, CA
Registration Open: click here
Location: Cadboro Commons, UVic campus

Aug 17/18 Ajaan Geoff from San Diego County, CA

Registration Opens: July 22 2019
Location: Cadboro Commons, UVic campus

Sept 14 Brock Brown from Victoria, BC
Registration Opens: Aug 19 2019

Oct 12/13 Vance Pryor from San Francisco
Registration Opens: Sept 16 2019

Nov 9/10 Howard Cohn from San Francisco, CA
Registration Opens: Oct 14 2019

Retreats and Talks are held at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC.
The June and August retreats will be held at UVic Cadboro Commons Building.

Time of retreats: Saturdays 9 am – 4:30 pm; Sundays 9 am – 4 pm.

The teachings are offered freely. There are no registration fees.

On the day of the retreat, you may offer financial contributions to the teacher or in the case of monastics to the monastery, and to Victoria IMS for operational costs. Suggested donation to VictoriaIMS is $40 for a two-day retreat and $20 for a one-day retreat.

2019/06/29 Ajahn Pasanno Retreat

“Reflections on the Path of Practice”
June 29 and 30 2019
Meditation Retreat
Venerable Ajahn Pasanno
Held at Cadboro Commons, University of Victoria

Saturday 9am – 4:30 pm; Sunday 9am – 4pm.

Registration open. Click here
The Victoria IMS is honoured that Ajahn Pasanno will offer teachings in Victoria, BC.
Ajahn Pasanno is the Guiding Elder of Abhayagiri Forest Monastery in Redwood, California.
He served as co-abbot of Abhayagiri with Ajahn Amaro for 13 years and as sole abbot for 8 years. Prior to his time in California, Ajahn Pasanno resided in Thailand for 24 years. He was an early resident and then abbot of the International Forest Monastery, a monastery for westerners, established by Ajahn Chah. In the spring of 2018, Ajahn Pasanno stepped back from his role of abbot.  He is currently on silent winter retreat at Birken Forest Monastery near Kamloops, BC.
Ajahn Pasanno is the author and co-author of several books. His numerous dhamma talks are available online, freely offered at and