Western Canada Events

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11 Sep -
11 Dec
Adyashanti Gatherings: Recognizing Quiet and Spaciousness in a Noisy World St. Philip Anglican Church, Victoria BC

You’re invited to gather in community and listen to recorded talks by Adyashanti, participate in an Adyashanti guided meditation, and finish the evening by sharing your process (30 minutes of each). This series of Monday evenings is open to people of all levels of meditation experience, though is geared toward people of no or limited experience.


Time: Mondays (September 11 – December 11, 2017 excluding October 9), 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Cost: Suggested donation of $30-50 (payable once on your first evening of attendance) to assist with St. Philip’s infrastructure costs. Please register and come to as many sessions as you are able. 

For further information or to register, please contact Michael at michael_flynn@telus.net.

22 Oct -
22 Oct
Learn to Meditate: The Practice of Centering Prayer Interfaith Chapel – University of Victoria, Victoria BC

Centering Prayer is a form of prayer in the Christian contemplative tradition that trains the heart, mind, and soul to open to Sacred Presence. Through silence and an inner gesture of letting go, we learn to experience Sacred Presence beyond words, emotions, and thoughts, and to release our attachment to the egoic perspective. The practice cultivates a deep relationship with sacred reality, and opens us to compassion and inner peace.

This workshop is free and open to everyone! It will give you a powerful personal tool for you to navigate the complexities of life. No previous experience necessary – come as you are!

Join Henri Lock, United Chaplain at the University of Victoria’s Multifaith Services and Miranda Harvey, Administrator of The Contemplative Society, as we explore the teachings of Thomas Keating and Cynthia Bourgeault that shape this practice.


Cost: FREE. Donations gratefully received.

Registration: please register to reserve your space.

Parking/Map: We encourage you to help reduce toxic emissions by using alternative forms of transportation, rather than driving. If you need to drive, consider carpooling! For building and parking information, please see the map (Interfaith Chapel is located in the bottom-middle of map).

Hosted by the United Church Campus Ministry (Chaplain Henri Lock – hlock@uvic.ca), in association with The Contemplative Society. 

For enquiries or questions, please phone Henri at 250-472-4159 or email hlock@uvic.ca.

Please check back as this event calendar is updated regularly