Therese DesCamp Longlisted for the 2023 CBC Nonfiction Prize

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Tuesday Morning Meditation

Join us every Tuesday morning from 8 am to 9 am for meditation. We start with a brief check-in, riff on a theme, and sit in Centering Prayer for 20 minutes or so. Email Therese here if you want more information or would like to join this Zoom group.

James Finley: The Healing Path

Watch this site for more information about the Zoom book launch of James Finley's remarkable book, The Healing Path: A Memoir and an Invitation. The Contemplative Society is working with an Episcopal church in Southern California to get live stream of this event to its members and friends. Save the date: October 7, 2023, from ...

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Sunday Book Study

Sunday book study meets on alternating Sundays from 10-11:30 a.m. We'll be starting up again on Sunday, October 2, 2023. We'll be finishing up Braiding Sweet Grass by Robin Kimmer Wall, and then move on to Second Simplicity by Bruno Barnhart. For the zoom link and more information, email

Mini-Retreat: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, OR

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Portland, OR, United States

Therese will be leading the November Mini-Retreat at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, November 18, 2023. This in-person gathering will focus on the inseparability of grief and joy. The event begins at 9 am and ends at noon. More information to come.

The Web of Life: A Retreat for Contemplative Solidarity

Loon Lake Retreat Centre Maple Ridge, BC, Canada

How do contemplatives engage the world when forest fires, floods, and political uproar are happening in our own backyards? How do we stand in contemplative wisdom and be present in depth to the beauty and suffering inherent to the web of life on this blue-green planet? We invite you to join The Contemplative Society board ...

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