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 PDT to 4:00 PM PDT (Brock Brown)
- AND/OR -
Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 9:00 AM PDT to 4:00 PM PDT (Margo McLoughlin)
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.
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.
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] and to Margo McLoughlin by Interac e-transfer to [email protected]. Please contact the Registrar for alternative ways of sending dana to the teachers.
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 two-day event is $40, $25 if attending one day only. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Victoria IMS Retreats
Victoria Insight Meditation Society
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: margostoryteller.net.