Southern Vancouver Island Events

03 Apr -
08 Apr
Spirituality Beyond Borders: Education for Transformation Bethlehem Centre, Nanaimo BC

The Bethlehem Center, in partnership with The Contemplative Society, invites you to join them for an immersive, dynamic, and interactive educational opportunity. Combining gathered community, popular presenters, embodied spiritual practices, and contemplative space, this two-part retreat will help you make a difference in your daily life and your global community. See (and share!) the brochure for more details.

Part 1: The Conference (April 3 – April 6, 2017)
Facilitators include Andrew Twiddy, Pearl Gervais, Remi de Roo, Selinde Krayenoff, Joanne Sales, Mark Desvaux, and Ron Klusmeir.

Part 2: Trinity: The Soul of Creation webcast-in-community (April 6 – April 8, 2017)
All presentations and sessions of the Center for Action and Contemplation Annual Conference featuring Cynthia Bourgeault, Richard Rohr, and William Paul Young.


Cost: $170 to $1150 (early-bird rates!)

For full program details and to register, please visit or call 250-754-3254.

12 Jun -
17 Jun
Peer-led silent retreat Cowichan Lake Research Station Conference Centre, Mesachie Lake BC

The Contemplative Society joins the local Living Presence group in inviting you to take part in an entirely self-led silent retreat. While most of the retreat will be in silence, participants will decide the structure of sits, Lectio Divina, and supportive debriefing to help bolster each other’s practice.


Cost: $525 CAD (including $75 non-refundable deposit)
Pre-requisite: as there is no professional leader, a minimum meditation practice of two years is recommended

Registration will open to Members on March 6 at 10:00 am (an email will be sent out to Members). Space is limited! To become a member and increase your chance of attending, please visit our Support Us page. Questions can be directed to Ian Brown at 250-727-2480 or

27 Aug -
01 Sep
Celtic Spirituality with Fr. Michael Fish Bethlehem Centre, Nanaimo BC


West Coast Ecumenical Retreats is pleased to invite you to a retreat with Fr. Michael Fish, OSB, CAM, held at the Bethlehem Centre. Together, you will explore the relevance of Christian Celtic spirituality in today’s world, specifically its respect for nature, awareness of everyday mystery, and cosmic harmony seen through the sacredness of the seasons. Rest in the liminal spaces of the imaginal world through myth, prayer, poetry, and plenty of opportunities for silence.

Fr. Michael’s retreat continues a long tradition of silent retreats with speakers from the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, CA, most notably the late Fr. Bruno Barnhart.


Cost: $475 to $750 

For more information and to register, please visit Bethlehem Centre’s website.

Please check back as this event calendar is updated regularly