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Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM PDT
Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 4:00 PM PDT

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Queenswood and Arbutus rooms in the Cadboro Commons building at the University of Victoria 
3800 Finnerty Road
Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

Driving Directions

Lot #5 is the closest place to park.

Please use the building entrance closest to the parking lot and look for the Queenswood/Arbutus rooms on the ground floor.

UVic is on several public transit routes and Cadboro Commons is not far from the loop at which all of the buses stop.


The Buddha's teachings are considered to be priceless, and in keeping with the teachings and spirit of generosity or dana, this weekend of teachings is freely offered.

For those who wish to make a monetary gift, there will be two baskets set out at the retreat. One basket will be for Metta Forest Monastery. Donations to the monastery support the community of monastics who are solely dependent upon lay people's generosity.

There will be a separate basket for Victoria IMS to support operational costs such as venue rental, teacher travel and accommodation. Your donations to Victoria IMS make it possible for future retreats and teachings to be offered.

Please offer what is right for you.


VictoriaIMS Retreats 
Victoria Insight Meditation Society

The Five Faculties

Study and Meditation Retreat
Venerable Thanissaro Bhikkhu

(Ajaan Geoff)


The five faculties — conviction, persistence, mindfulness, concentration, and discernment — are a list of qualities that the Buddha said are essential for awakening. They cover both the practice of meditation and the conduct of daily life in a way conducive to release from suffering.
This course, through talks, readings, discussions, and meditation, will treat the practical aspects of how to develop these faculties both off the cushion and on.

Ajaan Geoff is a senior monk in the Thai Forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism and the abbot of Metta Forest Monastery in San Diego County, CA. Appreciated equally for his scholarship and pragmatic approach to practice, he is deeply committed to helping others understand and apply the Buddha's teachings.

Thank you,

Kiko Brown (Registrar)