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June 2018

Contemplative in the Kootenays

June 23, 2018

Our June 23rd gathering for Contemplative in the Kootenays will be peripatetic! We'll start off at the Anglican church in Balfour, and hop the afternoon ferry over to Yasodhara Ashram to join in the celebration there.  As many of you know, we've been holding retreats at the Ashram for four years, and often participate in the Sunday satsang after retreats. Beyond our group relationship, many of us have personal connections to the Ashram and its members. This year, we've been…

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July 2018

Contemplative in the Kootenays

July 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contemplative in the Kootenays will meet in New Denver on Saturday, July 28th, 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 lectio divina, discussion, more meditation, a short presentation on Acceptance in an Unacceptable World, and close with open communion. Please bring your own lunch, a notebook and pen, and whatever you might…

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September 2018

Contemplative in the Kootenays: Fall Retreat

September 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - September 30, 2018 @ 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

Contemplative in the Kootenays

October 20, 2018

Contemplative in the Kootenays will meet in Kaslo on Saturday, October 20th, from 10 am to 3 pm. We’ll meet at the home of Leah Seaman (directions below). We’ll begin with centering prayer (surrender meditation) and move into lectio divina, discussion, more meditation, and a short presentation.  We close with open communion. Please bring your own lunch, a notebook and pen, and whatever you might need for “sitting gear” beyond a chair (we’ve got those!).   DIRECTIONS TO THE SEAMAN RESIDENCE:…

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METTA MEDITATION RETREAT with ADRIANNE ROSS

October 26, 2018

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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November 2018

Contemplative in the Kootenays: CHANGED TIME AND PLACE

November 10, 2018

Contemplative in the Kootenays will meet in NEW DENVER on Saturday, November 10th, from 9 am to 1 pm, at the home of THERESE DESCAMP. We’ll begin with centering prayer (surrender meditation) and move into lectio divina, discussion, more meditation, and a short presentation.  We close with open communion. Please bring your own lunch, a notebook and pen, and whatever you might need for “sitting gear” beyond a chair (we’ve got those!). DIRECTIONS: Take Hwy 31A about 1 km east…

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