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December 2018

Contemplative in the Kootenays

December 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The December meeting of Contemplative in the Kootenays will be a one-day Advent Retreat. We will meet at the home of Jill Cowan (directions below). This retreat will invite you to enter deeply into the Advent story: we will practice seeing into the mythic elements of the story, the public, contemporary illustrations of this story, and the way that we live it in our own interior life. It will be a time for reflection, so please bring your journal as…

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Blue December

December 16, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Blue December, a drop-in event sponsored by WideSpot and Hospice, will take place on Sunday, December 16th at Knox Hall. In the midst of holiday frivolity, this is a quiet and safe space to acknowledge the losses of the year. Come write, talk to a volunteer, light a candle, stand around the sacred fire, or just be quiet. 1:30-4:30 pm.

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January 2019

Contemplative in the Kootenays

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contemplative in the Kootenays will meet on Saturday, January 26th. The day begins at 10 am and ends at 3 pm, at the home of Leah Seaman, just south of Kaslo. Directions are 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…

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February 2019

WideSpot Quarterly Dinner Group

February 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

We're taking a different turn with this particular WideSpot! Come at 5:30 on Sunday, February 3rd to the Knox Hall for a simple dinner--and the chance to reflect on your own spirituality, and how you live that out.

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Practices for Living Deeply: Acceptance

February 9 @ 9:00 am - February 10 @ 12:00 pm

PRACTICES FOR LIVING DEEPLY is bi-yearly opportunity to explore spiritual practices from multiple traditions that will deepen your experience of inspired living.  Led by Kay Costley-White and Therese Des Camp, this weekend event is open to all. The theme for this event will be Acceptance. We'll explore these questions and more: What's the difference between resignation and acceptance, why does acceptance matter to our inner and outer health--and, most importantly, what practices can help shift us toward open acceptance without turning us…

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March 2019

Contemplative in the Kootenays

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday, March 16th, is the next meeting of Contemplative in the Kootenays. We'll be gathering at Knox Hall in New Denver (521 6th Avenue, just east of the one and only traffic light), at 10 am. The day, which will include Centering Prayer (Surrender Meditation), lectio divina, walking meditation, and open communion, ends at 3 pm. The topic of the afternoon reflection will be Practical Methods for Increasing Incarnational Awareness, aka Get In Your Body! Bring your lunch, "sitting gear" if…

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