Saturday, October 16th, 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 margostoryteller@gmail.com can be made by Interac e-Transfer. 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 $20. 

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


VIMS Registrar
Victoria Insight Meditation Society

Faith, Wisdom, and the Poetry of Resilience

One-day Online Meditation Retreat
Margo McLoughlin

In this one-day on-line retreat we will look at two of the five spiritual faculties and reflect on their role in building resilience in challenging times. Faith gently reminds us to value and honour our practice of mindfulness in all circumstances. Faith also encourages us to deepen our resolve to understand the nature of suffering. Wisdom is the gift of clear-seeing that comes as we re-align our priorities, commit to non-harming and celebrate moments of presence and freedom. The poetry of resilience is the growing capacity to nourish and prepare the heart for whatever life brings.

A storyteller, writer and teacher, Margo McLoughlin completed her training as a Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center in 2012. Margo leads retreats and offers classes on Vancouver Island and in neighbouring communities. Over the past year she has offered several classes online, including "Tending the Spark: Mindfulness and the Creative Life." Margo translates, adapts, and performs stories from the Buddhist tradition, historical tales from the BC Coast, as well as world tales of giving and receiving. During the school year, 2019 - 2020, she led a mindfulness program for children at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. For more about Margo, please visit margostoryteller.net.

Thank you,
Joanna Stonechapel (Registrar)