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18th Annual Buddha In the Park Re-scheduled for July 14 – 15 – 16. Register at retreats@viretreats.com learn, share, joy, experience.

MEDITATION: Wednesday 7 pm – Thursday 9 am, everyone welcome. Come for formal Buddhist Tea Ceremony!


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Come, Refresh your Spirit

Welcome, a walk in the forest, beside the Cowichan River for a thousand years. A place to contemplate life as it is. The sounds of nature, the release of anxiety, busyness, the calming of body, mind and soul. All are welcome here to this community of spiritual sustain-ability and peaceful means. A place of retreat with purpose, a place to learn Four Pathways to health and happiness!

Become part of the Legacy! A peace center and retreat garden in the Cowichan Valley, here on Vancouver Island. This is your invitation to become part of the Legacy. A program open to people from all cultures, all walks in life, with a vision to share with all who come here, to find health of body, mind and spirit; inner happiness and prosperity.


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"A wonderful place blessed with peace and tranquility. A magnificent way to connect with our inner beauty and that of this Buddha land."

Andrew Johannesburg, South Africa

Peace GatewayWe are a devoted community of like-minded, spiritually-engaged Buddhists who have taken a vow to spread the philosophy of wisdom and peaceful means, wherever we walk.

The vision and goals of this pioneering effort, in this forest of retreat, is to share the benefits of a walk in the park, a place to visit the quietude of discovery of the inner self. A place of personal privacy, a time for service, a time with a Teacher/Messenger and time for self. The active goal is the achievement of spiritual sustain-ability and peaceful means. Understanding that wisdom and enlightenment take time and development, we are happy to share the pathway to enlightenment: "Carry water, harvest vegetables, chop wood."

Having achieved wisdom then happily to "Carry water, plant vegetables, chop wood," awakening enlightenment within the circle of life. Opening the door to awakening, insight and mindfulness, all are welcome here!