Saturday, September 16th, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
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Sunday, September 17th, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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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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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.

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. The suggested donation for operational costs for this two-day event is $40. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


Victoria IMS Retreats  
Victoria Insight Meditation Society  

Loving Kindness and Compassion

Meditation Weekend with

Adrianne Ross

The beautiful qualities of Metta (loving kindness) and Karuna (compassion) are essential for our own well being and for the world. Although they are innate, we often lose touch as our hearts become overwhelmed or closed. Through the practice of metta and compassion meditation we can reawaken and develop these boundless qualities so we can live with greater friendliness and kindness to all of life.

On this silent retreat here will be periods of guided meditation, sitting and walking practice and group discussions.

Adrianne Ross is a co-founder and Senior Dharma Teacher with BCIMS. She is a retired family physician and has been practising Buddhist meditation since 1984. Her spiritual journey also includes contemplative inquiry practices (Enlightenment Intensives and Diamond Approach) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

Trained by Jack Kornfield, Adrianne is influenced by both Thai and Burmese streams of the Theravadan tradition, as well as Tibetan (Mahamudra and Dzogchen) practice. She teaches classes, weekend and residential retreats in Canada and the US.

Adrianne is passionate about being awake in all areas of life, facing the challenges of diversity, equality and climate change though dharma eyes, and living the dharma as fully as possible.

Lawrie Thicke (registrar)