Weekend Meditation Retreats

During retreat we temporarily withdraw from our usual routines and activities and learn how to relax and develop peaceful, positive minds through meditation.

Remaining Fall Retreat

Finding the Stillness Within:
Meditating on the Clarity of the Mind Day Retreat

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Goward House
2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria BC

Join us for a day retreat on the relaxing and peaceful meditations on the clarity of the mind. Gen Zopa will guide us into the deeper nature of our consciousness.  When we meditate on the clarity of the mind we experience a deep inner tranquility and peace.  This sublime practice is renowned for being one of the most effective methods for developing concentration and overcoming stubborn mental habits.

Derived from the Buddhist Mahamudra tradition, these meditations lead you on a voyage of exploration of your mind through which you can discover your own inner potential for lasting peace and happiness. If we want to experience true, lasting happiness, we need to learn the secret of inner peace by meditating on the mind.

Dates and Locations for Upcoming Retreats
Topics to be announced

March 4, 5 and 6, 2016 – Honeymoon Bay Lodge and Retreat Centre, Honeymoon Bay on Lake Cowichan
April 28, 29 and May 1, 2016 – The Haven, Gabriola Island

Our Most Recently Completed Retreat:

How to Find Actual Protection from Pain and Problems:
The Beautiful Mind of Refuge

Friday – Sunday, October 16, 17, 18, 2015
The Haven Retreat Centre
Gabriola Island, BC

This weekend retreat is open to everyone and will be led by the Kadampa Buddhist teacher Gen Kelsang Zopa.

We all want a solution to our problems and spend much of our time and energy seeking refuge outside of ourselves – in our social life, our work, or indulging in meaningless activities. This is a fruitless search since none of these has true power to help us.


We can find true refuge from suffering only within ourselves by connecting with Buddha’s blessings and receiving the encouragement of spiritual friends. This weekend retreat includes instruction, guided meditations, and chanted prayers. There will be time to enjoy the beautiful grounds at The Haven, a natural paradise with secret gardens and buildings nestled in the trees.