Category Archives: VictoriaIMS Events/Retreats

1 VictoriaIMS Retreats

We offer one-day and two-day non-residential retreats. Retreats have usually been held at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC. At this time we have cancelled all in-person retreats but have scheduled online retreats using Zoom.

The following online retreats are scheduled for the remainder of 2021.

Heather Martin one day Zoom retreat Jan 23, 2021
Registration open.  REGISTER

Margo McLoughlin one day Zoom retreat Feb 20, 2021
Registration opens Jan 25

Adrianne Ross one day Zoom retreat March 13
Registration opens Feb 22

Tuere Sala one day Zoom retreat April 17
Registration opens Mar 22

Tempel Smith one day Zoom retreat May 16
Registration opens Apr 19

2021/01/23 Heather Martin Online Retreat

One day online retreat with Heather Martin using Zoom.
Saturday, January 23rd, 2021, 9am – 4pm

Registration open. REGISTER

Heather Martin

We are in a New Year, hopefully somewhat different from the last, with all its intense challenges.
Let’s spend a quiet, contemplative, meditative day together, putting aside our worries, and connecting with ourselves as inter-relating tender beings.
We, and all Earth’s precious beings, need our care and attention like never before.
Please join us for this Retreat Day, on zoom, with teacher Heather Martin, from Salt Spring Island.

Heather Martin has been meditating since 1972, and practicing Vipassana since 1981.  Beginning with S.N. Goenka, she has since been influenced by both Thai and Burmese streams of the Theravada tradition – most recently by Burmese Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and by Tibetan Dzogchen with Tsoknyi Rinpoche.
She is the guiding teacher for the Salt Spring Vipassana Community. Her approach is encouraging, accessible and  practical. She worked for 20 years as a midwife, and has lived on Salt Spring Island, B.C. for 33 years.