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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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

Fri Jan 6 - Sat Jan 7 2023

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2 days

Online

Registration opens:

10 AM on

Nov 4 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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Adrianne Ross & Kamala Masters

Wed Nov 9 - Sun Nov 13

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4 nights

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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

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Bethlehem Retreat Centre, Nanaimo, BC

Registration Opens:

10 am on

Aug 16 2022

Aug 2 2022

Financial Assistance Deadline:

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Anushka Fernandopulle and Pascal Auclair

Tue Mar 28 - Sun Apr 2 2023

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5 nights

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Stowel Lake LGBTQIA2S+ Retreat

Registration Opens:

10 am on

Dec 14 2022

Dec 2 2022

Financial Assistance Deadline:

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James Lowe and Jeanne Corrigal

Sat May 6 - Fri May 12 2023

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6 nights

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Sea to Sky

Registration Opens:

10 am on

Feb 6 2023

Jan 23 2023

Financial Assistance Deadline:

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Rachel Lewis and Dawn Scott

Tue May 30 - Sat Jun 3 2023

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4 nights

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Bethlehem
Youth or New Yogis Retreat

Registration Opens:

10 am on

Mar 2 2023

Feb 16 2023

Financial Assistance Deadline:

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Adrianne Ross, Sally Armstrong and Guy Armstrong

Wed Jun 15 - Fri Jun 24 2023

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9 nights

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Bethlehem
Retreat for Experienced Practitioners

Registration Opens:

10 am on

Mar 17 2023

Mar 3 2023

Financial Assistance Deadline:

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James Lowe

Thu Aug 31 - Sun Sep 3 2023

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3 nights

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Sea to Sky
BIPOC Retreat

Registration Opens:

10 am on

May 31 2023

May 17 2023

Financial Assistance Deadline:

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Tempel Smith and Co-Teachers, TBC

Sat Sep 23 - Sat Sep 30 2023

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7 nights

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Bethlehem

Registration Opens:

10 am on

Jun 23 2023

Jun 9 2023

Financial Assistance Deadline:

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Adrianne Ross and Christina Feldman

Sun Nov 1 - Thu Nov 5 2023

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4 nights

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Bethlehem

Registration Opens:

10 am on

Jul 18 2023

Aug 1 2023

Financial Assistance Deadline:

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This retreat follows the Eight Precepts.