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November 2017

PRACTICES FOR LIVING DEEPLY: OPTIMISM in a Pessimistic Time

November 18, 2017 - November 19, 2017

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 Optimism in a Pessimistic Time.  What is optimism and how does it differ from denial?  Why is optimism important?  How can we grow optimism in ourselves and our community? Saturday, November 18, 9:00 am to 4 pm Sunday,…

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December 2017

Contemplative in the Kootenays

December 2, 2017

The next gathering of Contemplative in the Kootenays is scheduled for Saturday, December 2, in Nelson, at the home of Jill Cowan. See below for directions. Our day starts at 10 am and ends at 3 pm.  We'll be doing Centering Prayer (Surrender Meditation); lectio divina; walking meditation; and celebrating open communion at the end. We'll be working with an Advent theme for the day. All welcome, beginners to adepts.  Please bring whatever you need to sit comfortably; a notebook…

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Blue Christmas

December 16, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This time of year, when the world acts like everyone should be happy, is a particularly difficult time for people who are grieving, struggling with painful memories or tough life circumstances. The merriment around us can leave us with a profound sense of being outside of normal life. Blue Christmas, held on Saturday, December 16th at Knox Hall in New Denver, will provide a safe space to explore grief and loss.   Offering music and poetry, people to talk to, and…

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January 2018

Contemplative in the Kootenays

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contemplative in the Kootenays will meet in New Denver on Saturday, January 27th, from 10 am to 3 pm. We'll meet at Knox Hall, 521 6th Ave., just east of the one and only traffic light in town. We'll begin with centering prayer (surrender meditation) and move into lector divina, discussion, more meditation, a short presentation, and close with open communion. Please bring your own lunch, a notebook and pen, and whatever you might need for "sitting gear" beyond a…

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WideSpot: “I can’t believe she said that!”

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

WideSpot takes on trash talk: this should be a topic that will warm your blood on a January evening!  We're going to consider the question of what constitutes public speech (and writing) and just what are the standards we'd like to see in our community. Come prepared to think--and speak--about what you say, when you say it, where you say it, and to whom you say it. Dessert and hot drinks provided. Knox Hall, New Denver, 6:30-8:30. Space limited so…

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February 2018

Wide (Sweet) Spot: A Community Valentine Concert

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday, February 10, 2018 marks the Community Valentine Party and Concert at the Silverton Memorial Hall.  Come enjoy an evening of dessert and music for families, singles, and couples, where you can participate by contributing to the slide show that shows who and what we love, or by making valentine's day cards for the people you appreciate. Before the event, you can send a photo to be included in the community slide show: your partner, child or dog; the mountains, the…

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