Aug 3, 2018 - Aug 5, 2018    
7:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Bookings closed


1960 Murray Rd., Gabriola

Event Type

Public talk
Friday Aug. 3rd | 7-9 PM
by donation | no registration needed

Saturday Aug. 4th | 9:30am-8:30pm
Sunday Aug. 5th | 9:45am-4pm
registration below

The Gabriola Ecumenical Society and Gabriola Insight Sangha welcome Arinna Weisman to the Netloft for a non-residential silent meditation weekend.

Everyone is very welcome, beginners, as well as long time practitioners.

During this weekend we will be guided to recognize and awaken the beautiful qualities of the heart that live inside of us such as awareness, courage, patience, perseverance, and caring. This practice builds the necessary strength to hold what is challenging and difficult both within ourselves and in the world and supports us to live ‘in ceremony’. There will be guided meditations, group explorations and dharma talks.

Arinna Weisman was empowered to teach in 1988 by Ruth Denison in the lineage of the Burmese Master U Ba Khin. Her dharma practice and teaching have been infused with her political and environmental activism. Arinna teaches from the heart, integrating the practice of awareness of social dynamics of inequitywith the dharma practice of liberation.

For more about Arinna visit her website at: www.arinnaweisman.org    


1960 Murray Rd
Gabriola Island, BC

Retreat Schedule

Friday – August 3,
7:00 – 9:00  – Public Talk – by donation (no registration needed)

Saturday – August 4 – 9:30 am  – 8:30 pm
Sunday – August 5 – 9:30 am  – 8:30 pm


$ 50 to $ 70 Sliding Scale + Dana for Saturday and Sunday retreat.
*Pay online by Credit Card using PayPal or offline by sending a cheque.


Saturday catered vegetarian/ vegan dinner included.
Lunches are available Saturday and Sunday for $15 each
Registration for lunches is required.


Fees will cover costs of the retreat only not the teachings. In the 2600 year tradition of the Buddha, voluntary donation (dana) for the teachings can be offered at the retreat. Dana is the practice of generosity and appreciation for something of great value that has been given freely.

Off Island participants

Some accommodation will be available at the Netloft as well as some billeting. Rideshare can be arranged from the ferry.

Contact person

Janet Lironi  janetlironi@shaw.ca

The event is fully booked, to be on the waitlist contact Janet Lironi


Bookings are closed for this event.