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March 2017

Welcome the Abukar Family

March 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Coming soon--a community potluck to welcome the Abukar Family to the Slocan.  Tentatively set for mid-March.  More information as it's available!

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Introducing…Quiet Spot

March 29 @ 12:05 pm - 12:55 pm

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017, 12:05 to 12:55.  Quiet Spot is a bi-monthly, mid-day, mid-week opportunity to add a little balance to your life.  Held at Knox Hall during inclement weather (we'll be on the beach this summer!), Quiet Spot starts with a short time of thoughtful discussion followed by 40 minutes to meditate, stare out the window, journal, or nap.  All welcome; bring your own lunch.  If you can't come for the entire time, join us for the time you…

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April 2017

Practices for Living Deeply: Welcoming Joy in the midst of upheaval

April 29 @ 9:00 am - April 30 @ 12:00 pm

PRACTICES FOR LIVING DEEPLY is bi-yearly opportunity to explore spiritual practices from multiple traditions that will deepen your experience of inspired living.  Led by Kay Costley-White and Therese Des Camp, this weekend event is open to all. The theme for this event will be Welcoming Joy in the Midst of Upheaval.  In light of the massive stresses in our larger world and upon the ecosystem which we inhabit, how do we connect to joy?  And is connecting to joy a form of…

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May 2017

WIDE SPOT: What do I know (and how do I feel) about Medical Assistance in Dying?

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

WIDE SPOT meets again on Sunday, May 14th, to explore the question of Medical Assistance in Dying.  YES, IT IS MOTHER'S DAY.  But your mother would want you to think about this! PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME AND LOCATION: We'll be meeting at KNOX HALL in NEW DENVER at 6 p.m. to begin this very important discussion.  Dessert will be provided. Music by Freya; childcare provided. We strongly suggest that you attend the Last Wishes Society AGM on the 11th of May to obtain more…

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June 2017

Convergence Writers’ Weekend

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - June 17 @ 9:00 pm

Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, 2017 Knox Hall, 521 6th Avenue, New Denver, B.C. Join authors Gary Geddes and Carolyn Pogue for a weekend of writing workshops and discussions. “A house divided against itself will fall,” goes the old proverb. Our house—our world, our community, even our self—is threatened with many issues of ethical dislocation, injustice and dis-ease that can divide or paralyze our forward momentum. Some of these things are new, some have been with us throughout history. Whatever threats face us, one of…

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September 2017

Mystical Optimism: Contemplative in the Kootenays Fall Retreat

September 29 - October 1

The theme for the September 29-October 1 retreat, to be held at the Yasodhara Ashram on Kootenay Lake, will be "Mystical Optimism." Our focus will be on the work of Julian of Norwich and Beatrice Bruteau. The retreat will be a combination of meditation (Centering Prayer), lectio divina, several short presentations/discussions, and lots of silence.   Please plan to arrive Friday, September 29th, in the morning before lunch: sessions begin Friday afternoon.  We'll be meeting again on Saturday, with breaks…

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