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The Buddha’s Path to Freedom (In-person Registration)

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A Non-residential In-Person Retreat With Brock Brown


A Contemplation of the Buddha’s Teaching on the Four Noble Truths.

In this daylong retreat we will reflect on the first teaching the Buddha gave following his enlightenment. This teaching is referred to as “Turning the Wheel of Truth”.

The Buddha’s teachings are said to go against the streams of the world. We will consider how these ancient teachings of the Buddha help us develop peace in our hearts and minds, and find freedom, even in a troubled world.

The day will include reflections, chanting, guided meditations and periods for sitting and walking meditation.

This daylong is suitable for beginner or experienced meditators.


Saturday, September 16, 2023 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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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.

In 2019 Brock spent a month in Thailand at a Thai forest monastery in the Ajahn Chah lineage and then travelled to India to visit the Buddhist holy sites.


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.

At Goward House, a dana basket will be set out for cash donations.

If preferred, Canadian participants may offer donations through Interac e-transfer to Brock Brown at Please contact the registrar for alternative ways of sending dana to the teacher. 

There will be a dana basket set out at the retreat for donations to Victoria IMS (cash or cheque).

If preferred, clients of Canadian banks can make donations for organizational costs incurred by Victoria IMS through Interac e-Transfer to 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 $30. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


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