Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM PST

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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.
Teacher donations to heathermartin49@gmail.com can be made by Interact e-Transfer or here by using PayPal. Please contact the registrar for alternative ways of sending donations to the teacher. 

For the organizational costs incurred by Victoria IMS, clients of Canadian banks can make donations by Interac e-Transfer to vimsdana@gmail.com and anyone can donate with PayPal by clicking here. The suggested donation for organizational costs for this one-day event is $25. 

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


VIMS Registrar
Victoria Insight Meditation Society

Heather Martin Retreat 

One-day Online Meditation Retreat
Heather Martin


We are in a New Year, hopefully somewhat different from the last, with all its intense challenges.

Let's spend a quiet, contemplative, meditative day together, putting aside our worries, and connecting with ourselves as inter-relating tender beings. We, and all Earth's precious beings, need our care and attention like never before. Please join us for this Retreat Day, on zoom, with teacher Heather Martin, from Salt Spring Island.

Heather Martin has been meditating for 40 years, in various traditions. Theravada has been her main practice since 1981, when she trained in the style of SN Goenka, for 8 years.  She has practiced Tibetan Dzogchen with Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Vipassana with Burmese Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and more recently the early Foundations of Mindfulness with scholar-monk Bhikkhu Analayo.
She has been teaching retreats in North America since 2001, in Canada and the West Coast of the United States. She guides the Salt Spring Island Vipassana Community, where she has lived for 37 years.
She is a retired midwife and childbirth educator.
Heather emphasizes the practical application of these perennially brilliant teachings, with warm-heartedness, clarity and accessibility.
Thank you,
David Axon (registrar)