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April 2018

Practices for Living Deeply: Finding Meaning in Life

April 21 @ 9:00 am - April 22 @ 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 Finding Meaning in Life.  What is meaning and why is it important?  Is it something we find or something we make? Can we change the meaning of our life? We'll explore these questions in conjunction with a host…

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Conversations with the Dying

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Conversations with the Dying" is a series of short talks followed by discussion.  Participants will consider the range of beliefs that people hold about dying and what happens afterward; look at how a hospice volunteer, family member or friend might assist someone to say what they long to say--or need to say--before they die; and explore the pitfalls inherent in family communication during the death process. Finally, we'll examine our own fear of heart-to-heart speech with someone who is dying.…

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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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October 2018


October 26

Friday October 26-Saturday October 27, 2018 Metta is a quality of loving-kindness in the heart and mind. It is also a specific meditation practice to develop an intention of goodwill towards ourselves and others, which will be taught in this weekend retreat.   Adrianne, a retired family physician, has been involved in meditation and healing since 1976. She has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1984, mainly in the Theravadan tradition. She teaches classes and retreats in Canada and the US. Adrianne…

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December 2018

House Church

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

House Church will meet on Sunday, December 2nd, at 10 am at Knox Hall. For more information, contact Therese at 358-7904.

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