Contemplative in the Kootenays is a monthly gathering that practices Centering Prayer (also known as surrender meditation), lectio divina, and celebrates an open communion table. Our orientation is broadly and deeply Christian; we are informed by the Christian mystical tradition as well as by other traditions and teachings. Led by Therese DesCamp, we normally meet on the third or fourth Saturday of the month from 10-3 in New Denver, Nelson, or Kaslo. See the Events Calendar to see when and where the group is meeting next, or contact Therese here.
We also offer these online resources as ways to learn and connect with the contemplative community. In addition to written materials and an online discussion/prayer request blog, you’ll find some selected links, videos and podcasts. If you have a video or podcast that you’d like to share, please email the link to descamp (at) heartsrest (dot) com.
PRINT RESOURCES: WelcomingPractice.td
Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our standpoint. Therefore we must be saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.
—Reinhold Niebuhr, The Irony of American History, 63.