Contemplative in the Kootenays will meet in Nelson on Saturday, May 26th, from 10 am to 3 pm., at the home of Jill Cowan. Directions are below.
We’ll begin with centering prayer (surrender meditation) and move into lectio divina, discussion, more meditation, and finish the day with open communion. Everything will be taught if you’re feeling rusty, so don’t worry about it! I’ll have some short thoughts about desire and surrender, based on my recent reading of James Finley’s Merton’s Palace of Nowhere. (Great book, by the way.)
Please bring your own lunch, a notebook and pen, and whatever you might need for “sitting gear” beyond a chair (we’ve got those!).
Address: 2255 Bealby Point Road; 250 352-3250
Whichever direction you come from, turn up the hill at the Dairy Queen just by the Orange Bridge on Kokanee St. (at the east end of Nelson).
Go up one block; turn left on 3rd Street.
Go two blocks and then turn right on Gordon Road.Go along this road about 5 blocks; you’ll be halfway up the hill. The sign on the left will say, “8th/To Bealby Point.”Travel along this road a LONG way! The name of the road will change from Bealby Road to Bealby Point Road. You will pass Bealby Point–don’t turn left toward it, but keep on going.You will see a road cross the tracks and a stop sign, but keep going.At the second stop sign (which is the end of the road), take a left over the railway tracks. This road goes down toward the water and turns back toward town. Jill’s home is the 3rd driveway on the right.