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

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2023 Victoria IMS Retreats
We are pleased to announce the retreat schedule for 2023.
These retreats will be held in person at Goward House in Victoria, BC.
unless stated otherwise.
The retreats will also be available to online participants via Zoom
except for the Sept 16 2023 retreat.
All retreats are offered freely – there are no registration fees.
Donations to support the teacher and Victoria IMS are welcomed.

Sept 16  Brock Brown – In Person Only at Goward House
Registration Open.    REGISTER

Oct 22 Tempel Smith
Registration Opens: Sept 25

Nov 11 and 12 Howard Cohn
Registration Opens: Oct 23

For information about the retreat teachers:
Look for details in the retreat invitation emails and on our website.


2023/09/16 Brock Brown One Day Retreat

The Buddha’s Path to Freedom
16 September 2023 from 9am to 4pm
Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC.

Registration is open.     REGISTER

A Contemplation of the Buddha’s Teaching on the Four Noble Truths
In this daylong retreat we will reflect on the first teaching the Buddha gave
following his enlightenment. This teaching is referred to as “Turning the Wheel of
The Buddha’s teachings are said to go against the streams of the world. We will
consider how these ancient teachings of the Buddha help us develop peace in our
hearts and minds, and find freedom, even in a troubled world.

The day will include reflections, chanting, guided meditations and periods for
sitting and walking meditation.
This daylong is suitable for beginner or experienced meditators.

Brock Brown is a founding member and Chair of the Victoria Insight Meditation
Society where he teaches and leads meditation retreats. He has been dedicated
to the study and practice of the Buddha's teachings for over 30 years, and is
inspired by the Thai Forest Tradition. He is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Dedicated
Practitioners Program and the Community Dharma Leader Program. In 2019 Brock
spent a month in Thailand at a Thai forest monastery in the Ajahn Chah lineage
and then travelled to India to visit the Buddhist holy sites.