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. 

Saturday Oct 16, 2021  One-day Retreat with Margo McLoughlin
Faith, Wisdom, and the Poetry of Resilience
An online retreat with Margo McLoughlin
Registration open.   REGISTER
We look forward to the possibility of holding these retreats in-person and online using Zoom.
Look for details in the retreat invitation emails and on our website.


2021/10/23 Margo Mcloughlin Online Retreat

Faith, Wisdom, and the Poetry of Resilience
An online retreat with Margo McLoughlin
October 16, 2021
Registration open.        REGISTER

In this one-day on-line retreat we will look at two of the five spiritual faculties and reflect on their role in building resilience in challenging times. Faith gently reminds us to value and honour our practice of mindfulness in all circumstances. Faith also encourages us to deepen our resolve to understand the nature of suffering. Wisdom is the gift of clear-seeing that comes as we re-align our priorities, commit to non-harming and celebrate moments of presence and freedom. The poetry of resilience is the growing capacity to nourish and prepare the heart for whatever life brings.

A storyteller, writer and teacher, Margo McLoughlin completed her training as a Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center in 2012. Margo leads retreats and offers classes on Vancouver Island and in neighbouring communities. Over the past year she has offered several classes online, including “Tending the Spark: Mindfulness and the Creative Life.” Margo translates, adapts, and performs stories from the Buddhist tradition, historical tales from the BC Coast, as well as world tales of giving and receiving. During the school year, 2019 – 2020, she led a mindfulness program for children at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. For more about Margo, please visit