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July 2019

Contemplative in the Kootenays

July 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contemplative in the Kootenays will meet in New Denver on Saturday, July 27th, from 10 am to 3 pm.  We'll be at the home of Therese DesCamp (directions below). For this day of centering prayer, lectio divina, meditative walking, conversation and communion, please remember to wear comfy clothes; bring a journal and pen, as well as your lunch; and if you need special sitting gear, bring that along too. Afterwards we will go swimming in Slocan Lake so bring a…

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September 2019

Fall Retreat: Love and Suffering

September 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - September 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

The path of mystics, the path of depth, is always the result of love and suffering. Love itself draws us into suffering, because if we open ourselves to the vulnerability of love, we will inevitably suffer. So we're going to explore this most incarnate, blessed and painful way of life together. Our retreat will include multiple sits of Centering Prayer, a few talks, lectio divina on the selected texts, and of course some time to just be with each other.…

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November 2019

Contemplative in the Kootenays

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contemplative in the Kootenays will be meeting on Saturday, November 23rd, in New Denver at the home of Therese DesCamp—directions below—from 10 am until 3 pm. As always, we’ll start with meditation, wind our way through lectio divina and walking meditation, have a little conversation and end with open communion. Our theme for this session will depend on what Therese is reading in the next few weeks--probably the work of John Ruusboec (someone new to us). Please bring your lunch,…

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March 2020

Contemplative in the Kootenays

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contemplative in the Kootenays will meet on Saturday, March 28, 2020. The day begins at 10 am and ends at 3 pm. WE WILL BE MEETING ON LINE, DIRECTIONS BELOW. We’ll begin with centering prayer (surrender meditation) and move into lectio divina, discussion, more meditation, and a short presentation entitled "Self-do-it."  We close with open communion. Please bring a notebook and pen, and whatever you might need for “sitting gear” beyond a chair (we’ve got those!). DIRECTIONS TO USE ZOOM:…

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April 2020


April 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

If you are interested in joining in meditation on Tuesday mornings at 8 a.m., or in meeting with the Contemplative in the Kootenays group on the last Saturday of the month, or would like to be part of a study group, or want to join the Turner-Zion Church for bi-weekly worship--it's all online. Please contact Therese--descamp(at)hearts rest(dot)com--for the required link.

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June 2020

Contemplative in the Backyard

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Members of Contemplative in the Kootenays are invited to meet in person on Saturday, June 27, 2020. We’ll meet at the DesCamp/Meier house in New Denver (directions below). We will do the social distancing thing, for sure; but it will be very good to see your dear faces in person if you can make it. HOWEVER! Some of us cannot take this risk. I will do my best to provide an audio link, if anyone who is unable to come…

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