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In the Midst of it All: Finding Peace in Unsettled Times (Online Registration)



This is a multi-session event. Please select how you would like to join.
Sat, May 21
4:00 PM
Sun, May 22
4:00 PM

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A Non-residential In-person and Online Retreat With Brock Brown & Margo McLoughlin


Community Dharma Leaders Brock Brown and Margo McLoughlin will lead a two-day retreat at Goward House on May 21 and 22. Participants are welcome to attend either day or both. Brock will lead the retreat on Saturday and Margo on Sunday. The shared theme for the weekend is cultivating our inner resources to meet the uncertainty of the times we are living in. By consciously nurturing each of the four Brahma Viharas (unconditional friendliness, compassion, joy, and equanimity) we build our resilience and our capacity to meet the challenges we face, both personally and as a community and society. Each day will include sitting and walking meditation, chanting, reflections, and a Dharma talk.


Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT (Brock Brown)

- AND/OR -

Sunday, May 20, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT (Margo McLoughlin)

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This is an online event.

Connection details will be emailed to registrants. Technical support will be available to those who are unfamiliar with the Zoom Meeting service. 


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.

Canadian participants may offer donations through Interac e-transfer to Brock Brown at [email protected] and to Margo McLoughlin at [email protected]. Please contact the registrar for alternative ways of sending dana to the teachers.

For the organizational costs incurred by Victoria IMS, participants with Canadian banks can make donations by Interac e-transfer to [email protected] and anyone can donate with PayPal by clicking here. The suggested donation for organizational costs for this two-day event is $40, $25 if attending one day only. Cheques payable to Victoria Insight Meditation Society can be mailed to 4013 Magdelin St. Victoria BC V8N 3M5.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


VIMS Registrar
Victoria Insight Meditation Society
[email protected]

Community Dharma Leaders

About Brock: 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 in the Theravada tradition for the past 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 and he also travelled to India to visit the Buddhist holy sites. He enjoys studying the suttas and making them relevant to our everyday lives.

About Margo: Margo McLoughlin has been leading retreats and teaching classes for more than twenty years. She brings a poet's appreciation of wonder and beauty to her teaching of the Dharma, emphasizing the creative aspect of practice. For more information visit Margo's website: