BCIMS Retreats

Short Retreats

Short retreats are are one and a half to two and a half days in length and are typically held over a weekend. BCIMS offers short retreats either online or in-person.

 

In-person short retreats are held in local venues. They are non-residential retreats, meaning that participants attend during the day and return home in the evening.  

 

Short retreats offer participants the opportunity for structured practice in a group setting with an experienced teacher. Unless otherwise indicated these retreats are suitable for beginners to experienced meditators. 

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DaRa Williams

New Date to be confirmed

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2.5 days

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Registration opens:

10 AM on

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This retreat was previously scheduled weekend retreat October 14-16. We are in the process of confirming a new date, please stay tuned for more info!

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Phillip Moffitt

Fri Dec 9 - Sun Dec 11

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2.5 days

Online

Registration opens:

10 AM on

Oct 9 2022

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Steve Armstrong and Kamala Masters

Jan 6 - Jan 7 2023

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2 days

Online

Registration opens:

10 AM on

Nov 4 2022

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Tuere Sala

Feb 18 2023

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1 day

Online

Registration opens:

10 AM on

Nov 18 2022

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Long Retreats

Long retreats are intensive retreats with a minimum of three full days of practice. BCIMS offers long retreats either online or in-person.

 

In-person residential retreats are held at a retreat centre where the majority of participants stay for the duration of the retreat. Some retreats also offer a limited number of commuter spaces at a reduced rate for participants who do not need accommodation.

 

Long retreats feature a limited number of attendees, allowing participants to immerse themselves in practice for an extended period of time and to engage in practice interviews with teachers.

 

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Rachel Lewis & Roxanne Dault

Thu Sep 1 - Mon Sep 5

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4 nights

Bethlehem Retreat Centre, Nanaimo, BC

Registration Opens:

10 am on

June 1 2022

May 18 2022

Financial Assistance Deadline:

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Adrianne Ross & Kamala Masters

Wed Nov 9 - Sun Nov 13

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4 nights

Long Online Retreat

Registration Opens:

10 am on

Aug 9 2022

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Financial Assistance Deadline:

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Ajahn Candasiri

Wed Nov 16 - Wed Nov 23

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7 nights

Bethlehem Retreat Centre, Nanaimo, BC

Registration Opens:

10 am on

Aug 16 2022

Aug 2 2022

Financial Assistance Deadline:

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This retreat follows the Eight Precepts.