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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Gil Fronsdal

Sat Jun 18

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1 day

Online

Registration Opens:

10 AM on

April 1 2022

BCIMS Fundraiser

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Tuere Sala

Fri Jul 8 - Sun Jul 10

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2.5 days

Online

Registration Opens:

10 AM on

May 8 2022

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DaRa Williams

Fri Oct 14 - Sun Oct 16

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2.5 days

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Registration Opens:

10 AM on

Aug 14 2022

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Philip 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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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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James Lowe

Sat Jul 2 - Fri Jul 8

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6 nights

Johnson’s Landing Retreat Centre, Johnsons Landing, BC

Registration Opens:

10 am on

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Financial Assistance Deadline:

Feel the vitality of nature and lose yourself in something bigger than yourself. Feel the stability of the forest and find what is essential to you. On this Buddhist meditation retreat, you'll learn to practise walking and sitting meditation throughout the day. We'll start the retreat with a soft focus on nature so you can rest on the land. Then, we'll open to the vitality of all living beings and sense the connectedness all around. Finally, we'll abide in something bigger than all of us and feel what nature has to teach us.

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Rachel Lewis & Tempel Smith

Thu Jul 29 - Fri Aug 5

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7 nights

Bethlehem Retreat Centre, Nanaimo, BC

Registration Opens:

10 am on

Applications are still being accepted

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Financial Assistance Deadline:

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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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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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Registration opens: 10am on August 9

Spots are still available!

Applications are still being accepted.