Therese DesCamp Longlisted for the 2023 CBC Nonfiction Prize

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Let It Flutter

LET IT FLUTTER is a cooperative project of Wide Spot and the Slocan Lake Arts Council. During June, July, and early August, residents of the Slocan Lake area are invited to pick up flags from the Let It Flutter booth (find us at Friday Market or the recycling centre or SBS). Each flag can be …

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Sunday Book Group

The Sunday Contemplative Book Study meets online every other Sunday at 10 a.m.  On Sunday July 25th, we will be discussing chapters 8 and 9 of Eye of the Heart by Cynthia Bourgeault. Who knows what else will enter into our discussion?! We’re also beginning to cast about for our next book. Bring your ideas to the …

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Online House Church: July 4

Join in House Church from the comfort of your home–pj’s and coffee are part of the joy, and right now, so are fans!  Sunday, July 4th, at 10 am Pacific Time. Join via the Zoom app on your computer or smart phone, or dial in on your landline. House Church is purposefully participatory and contemplative. …

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Fall Retreat: Love and Suffering

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 …

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Contemplative in the Kootenays: CHANGED TIME AND PLACE

Contemplative in the Kootenays will meet in NEW DENVER on Saturday, November 10th, from 9 am to 1 pm, at the home of THERESE DESCAMP. 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 …

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The New Christian Contemplatives

Silence, stillness, movement, sound . . .  Solitary and corporate contemplative Christian practices like meditation, labyrinth walking, chant, and lectio divinahave become increasingly popular among North Americans since Trappist monk, Thomas Merton, began publishing decades ago.  What is the allure?  Living in an information age of innumerable cultural, economic, and sociopolitical spheres, many people now find …

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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 Optimism in a Pessimistic Time.  What is optimism and how does it differ …

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Quiet Spot

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017, 12:05 to 12:55.  Quiet Spot is a bi-monthly, mid-day, mid-week opportunity to add a little space in your life.  Currently meeting at the Hidden Garden Gallery (we’ll be on the beach this summer!), Quiet Spot starts with a short time of thoughtful discussion followed by 30-40 minutes to meditate, stare out the window, …

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Convergence Writers’ Weekend

Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, 2017 Knox Hall, 521 6th Avenue, New Denver, B.C. Join authors Gary Geddes and Carolyn Pogue for a weekend of writing workshops and discussions. “A house divided against itself will fall,” goes the old proverb. Our house—our world, our community, even our self—is threatened with many issues of ethical dislocation, injustice and dis-ease that can …

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