Southern Vancouver Island Events


For recurring events, see the Contemplative Prayer and Study Groups page or the Groups Calendar.

24 Apr -
26 Apr
Welcoming Silence: 2020 Spring Weekend Retreat Cowichan Lake Research Station Conference Centre, Mesachie Lake BC

All are welcome to join us in the practice of silence, meditation, chanting
and lectio divina (sacred reading of Scripture).

Most meals will be in silence. There will be free time to explore the beauty of creation at the Cowichan Lake Research Station Conference Centre, 7060 Forestry Road, Mesachie Lake.

Retreat Facilitators: Christopher & Heather Page

Cost: $245. Need-based assistance of up to $70.00, as provided by the Educational Trusts Board of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia, is available on an individual basis. Please state your desire to access this when registering. Payment due with registration by April 3, 2020. No refunds available after this date.

For Information: Sharon Richmond (
Friday, April 24 – Sunday, April 26, 2020
(check in 4-5 pm Friday – retreat concludes after lunch on Sunday)

10 Jun -
13 Jun
Into the Ground of Being - the ongoing quest with Ward Bauman Bethlehem Centre, Nanaimo BC

This retreat has been cancelled due to covid-19 concerns in British Columbia. Please contact with any questions.


“When you give birth to that which is within yourself, what you bring forth will save you,” Jesus is quoted as saying in the Gospel of Thomas (#70). This retreat is geared to help develop our inner authority or “sovereignty,” as the Gospel of Thomas states. This preeminent spiritual work is at the ore of human development.
Exploring ancient Christian texts we will practice their methods for coming to know the Christ within, that “Word” being spoken, but to which we are usually deaf. All instructions will be geared to this endeavor as we seek to discover those practices that can increase our awareness of our inner treasure. Students will leave with a stronger sense of their own inner domain and its resources.

18 Aug -
21 Aug
Matthew Wright Cowichan Lake Research Station Conference Centre, Mesachie Lake BC

More details and registration link to be posted by March 2021.

23 Apr -
27 Apr
Cynthia Bourgeault Cowichan Lake Research Station Conference Centre, Mesachie Lake BC

More information and registration link to come December 2020.

Please check back as this event calendar is updated regularly.