Joy on the Path (In-person Registration)



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A Non-residential In-Person and Online Retreat With Brock Brown


“No dark fate determines our future. We do.
Each day and each moment, we are able to create and re-create our lives
and the very quality of human life on our planet. This is the power we yield.”

The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

The Buddha taught about the suffering we encounter in our human lives, and he taught about joy. In fact he taught that joy is an essential factor in our Awakening. In this daylong we will investigate the Buddha’s teachings on joy on the path. We will see if there is a joy that we can experience which is independent of our external circumstances.

The day will be experiential, with periods of sitting and walking meditation, instruction, guided meditation, and chanting.

This daylong is appropriate for both beginner and experienced meditators.


Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 9:00 AM PDT to 4:00 PM PDT

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Goward House 
2495 Arbutus Road
Victoria, BC V8N 1V9
Please use the rear entrance to the building (around to the left and down the sidewalk or stairs).
The #11 bus stops nearby.

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Covid Protocol

Please review, sign and bring the attached document with you to the retreat. If you are not able to bring the document with you, copies of the document will be available at Goward House for you to sign when you check in. Thank you.

Sept 2022 VIMS Participation Agreement .pdf
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If the Covid situation changes, the retreat will continue online.


Because the Buddha's teachings are considered to be priceless, and in keeping with the teachings and spirit of generosity or dana, this retreat is freely offered. Donations are welcomed.

For those attending in-person, there will be two dana baskets set out at the retreat. One basket will be for you to offer dana for the teacher and a separate basket for organizational costs incurred by Victoria IMS (cash or cheque).

For those participating online and residing in Canada, donations to Brock Brown can be made by Interac e-transfer to [email protected]. Please contact the Registrar for alternative ways of sending dana to the teacher.

For the organizational costs incurred by Victoria IMS, clients of Canadian banks can make donations by Interac e-Transfer to [email protected] and anyone can donate with PayPal by clicking here. Cheques can be mailed to 4013 Magdelin St. Victoria, BC V8N 3M5.

The suggested donation for organizational costs for this one-day event is $25. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


Victoria IMS Retreats  
Victoria Insight Meditation Society  
[email protected]

About Brock Brown

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 and has completed the Birken Forest Monastery Upasika program. In 2019 Brock spent a month in Thailand staying at a Thai Forest Monastery in the Ajahn Chah lineage. He also travelled to India to visit the Buddhist holy sites. Brock enjoys studying the suttas and making them relevant to our everyday lives.