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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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Quiet Spot

June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017, 12:05 to 12:55.  Quiet Spot is a bi-monthly, mid-day, mid-week opportunity to add a little space in your life.  This week we move to the beach!  Join us at the bottom of 6th Avenue. Quiet Spot starts with a short time of thoughtful discussion followed by 30-40 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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July 2017

Quiet Spot

July 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, July 5th, 2017, 12:05 to 12:55.  Quiet Spot is a bi-monthly, mid-day, mid-week opportunity to add a little space in your life.  We're now officially at the beach for the summer!  So meet at the bottom of 5th Avenue, across from Sweet Dreams.  Quiet Spot starts with a short time of thoughtful discussion followed by 30-40 minutes to meditate, stare out the window, journal, or nap.  All welcome; bring your own lunch.  If you can't come for the entire…

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Quiet Spot

July 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, July 19th, 2017, 12:05 to 12:55.  Quiet Spot is a bi-monthly, mid-day, mid-week opportunity to add a little space in your life.  We're now officially at the beach for the summer!  So meet at the bottom of 5th Avenue, across from Sweet Dreams.  Quiet Spot starts with a short time of thoughtful discussion followed by 30-40 minutes to meditate, stare out the window, journal, or nap.  All welcome; bring your own lunch.  If you can't come for the entire…

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Contemplative in the Kootenays

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The next gathering of Contemplative in the Kootenays is scheduled for Saturday, July 22nd, just south of Kaslo.  (Directions below to the home of Leah Seaman, our host.) 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. Theme for the day to be determined! All welcome, beginners to adepts.  Please bring whatever you need to sit comfortably; a notebook or…

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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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