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 (when we meet in person). 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. During COVID restrictions, we meet online via Zoom. See the Events Calendar to get the date for the next meeting; get the Zoom link by emailing 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
LINKS: Still Points, The Contemplative Society, Center for Action and Contemplation
VIDEOS and PODCASTS
Those doing soul work,
Who want the searing truth more than solace or applause,
Know each other right away.
Those who want something else take a seat in a different room.
Soul-makers find each other’s company.