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May 2018

Contemplative in the Kootenays

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contemplative in the Kootenays will meet in Nelson on Saturday, May 26th, from 10 am to 3 pm., at the home of Jill Cowan. Directions are below. We’ll begin with centering prayer (surrender meditation) and move into lectio divina, discussion, more meditation, and finish the day with open communion.  Everything will be taught if you're feeling rusty, so don't worry about it!  I'll have some short thoughts about desire and surrender, based on my recent reading of James Finley's Merton's Palace…

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June 2018

Convergence Writers’ Weekend: Keeping a Civil Tongue

June 15 - June 16

Mark your calendars for June 15 and 16, the annual Convergence Writers' Weekend.  This year's theme is "Keeping a Civil Tongue," and our feature authors are James Hoggan (I'm Right and You're an Idiot) and the Kootenay's own Donna MacDonald (Surviving City Hall). The weekend begins with an open Friday evening talk by both authors, followed by Q & A.  Saturday all-day workshops will be with Donna and with Art Joyce. poet and novelist.  The Saturday evening celebration will include…

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September 2018

Contemplative in the Kootenays: Fall Retreat

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - September 30 @ 12:00 pm

The Fall Retreat for Contemplative in the Kootenays is now scheduled!  Starting at dinner on Friday, September 28th, and running through lunch on Sunday, September 30th, we'll be meeting at Yasodhara Ashram on the east side of Kootenay Lake. Registration is limited to 12 although we might be able to stretch to 15. Per person cost will include accommodations for two evenings as well as Friday dinner through Sunday lunch.  If we have ten or less registrants, we'll pay $270…

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