May 2019 - Monastic Visit


What is Happening?

Following the success of the visit of monastics from Wat Metta in May 2018, two monks will come to Vancouver Island for the month of May 2019.

The abbot of Wat Metta, Ajaan Geoff has informed us that Tahn Peter and Tahn Tim will be the visiting monks.

The monks will be on retreat.

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The visit is happening from May 1 to May 31, 2019.

How you can participate:
You can bring a dish of food to share with the monks.

In Victoria: Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25. Please arrive by 10:30 am for food offering at 11:00 am
4013 Magdelin St.  The 27/28 bus stops close by.
After the meal offering to the monks, the participants can share the remaining food, and then the monks will meditate with the group and answer questions.

In Metchosin: Monday - Friday Please arrive by 9:30 am for food offering at 10:00 am
On most weekdays in May, food offerings can be made at 1295 Boulderpath Road in Metchosin.

It would be most helpful to contact organizers to pre-arrange food offerings at

Offering food for monastics is considered a virtuous act.



Organizers have rented a house in Metchosin where the monks will study and practice.

The monks will reside at 1295 Boulderpath Road in Metchosin, BC where they will study and practice.

Need a ride to visit the Monks on a Saturday in May?

One of the community members has offered to be a ride coordinator for the Saturday meal sharing and meditation. Please fill out the "Ride Sharing Form" if you are in need of a ride or would like to offer a ride.