Western Canada Events

07 May -
09 May
Trinity: The Soul of Creation (Spirituality Beyond Borders webcast-in-community replay) Bethlehem Centre, Nanaimo BC

This is a replay of the webcast shown during the webcast-in-community held April 6-8, 2017 at the Bethlehem Centre.

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 gathering will help you make a difference in your daily life and your global community. 

“Trinity: The Soul of Creation webcast-in-community”, a Center for Action and Contemplation webcast featuring Cynthia Bourgeault, Richard Rohr, and Wm Paul Young, will be rebroadcast in community, and guests are welcome to discuss the content and learn together. There are residential and commuter options available.


Cost: $60-$130

For full program details and to register, please visit BethlehemCentre.com 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. Register today!


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 is now open. Space is limited, and immediate payment of your non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space! Questions can be directed to Ian Brown at 250-727-2480 or yg743@victoria.tc.ca.

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.

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