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Westcoast Dharma Society offers nonresidential weekend meditation retreats, residenitial retreats, workshops, and classes, led by visiting and local Dharma teachers. 

See Retreat Schedule if you are looking for a detailed schedule of retreats, classes, and workshops through 2017 and 2018.

 


 

Upcoming Events ...

 

November 3 - 5  "The Sure Heart's Release" Vipassana weekend retreat with Kamala Masters

 

Friday, Nov 3, 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, Nov 4, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, Nov 5, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

at the UBC Asian Centre

1871 West Mall, UBC Campus, Vancouver (Map It)

 

 

In this retreat, we'll explore the gradual steps laid out by the Buddha that lead to the sure heart's release: the purification of conduct, the purification of mind through concentration and insight, the understanding of absolute and conventional reality, and the stages of insight knowledge that lead to nibbana. The teachings will draw from the path to awakening as described in the late Mahasi Sayadaw's "Manual of Insight", as newly translated and recently published by Wisdom Publications. These inseparable and mutually reinforcing Dhamma understandings cultivate unshakable faith in the efficacy of the Buddha's teachings to experience unconditional happiness and peace. 


The retreat is suitable for both new and experienced meditators.

For more information and to register, please visit the BCIMS website here.

 


 

January 5 - 7 Nonresidential weekend retreat with Steve Armstrong

Friday, January 5, 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, January 6, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, January 7, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

at the UBC Asian Centre

1871 West Mall, UBC Campus, Vancouver (Map It)

 

 

 

Retreat details and registration information from BCIMS will be available in early October, 2017.

 


 

February 23 - 25  "Shift into Freedom: Nondual Insight Retreat" with meditation teacher and best-selling author, Loch Kelly

 

 

Friday, February 23, 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, February 24, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, February 25, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

at the UBC Asian Centre

1871 West Mall, UBC Campus, Vancouver (Map It)

 

 

Retreat details and registration information from Westcoast Dharma Society will be available in early October, 2017.

 


 

March 23 - 25 Nonresidential Vipassana weekend retreat with Pascal Auclair

 

 

Friday, March 23, 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 24, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, March 25, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

at the UBC Asian Centre

1871 West Mall, UBC Campus, Vancouver (Map It)

 

 

Retreat details and registration information from BCIMS will be available in early October, 2017.

 


 

May 1 - 6  Organized Self Retreat for Experienced Meditators, with supporting teacher, Linda McDonald

 

Sea to Sky Retreat Centre, East side of Daisy Lake, near Whistler, BC


Experienced Meditators This organized self-retreat is suitable for anyone who has an established meditation practice and previous experience attending silent residential retreats. Teacher support will be limited to optional individual interviews.  The number of retreat participants will be limited so most people will have single rooms.

Setting The Sea to Sky Retreat Centre (SSRC) is located just south of Whistler, BC on a secluded 40 acre site of extraordinary natural beauty in British Columbia’s coastal mountain range.

Retreat information details and registration  will be available here from Westcoast Dharma Society January 1, 2018 for this special format retreat.