Western Canada Events

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31 Aug -
02 Sep
2018
Conspire 2018 - Interactive Webcast St. Edmund’s Anglican Church, Parksville

Spirituality Beyond Borders invites you to join their community to view the Center for Action and Contemplation webcast featuring Richard Rohr, Barbara Brown Taylor, Mirabai Starr, and more who will explore the idea “Path of Descent: Path of Transformation”. The webcast will be enhanced by in-person contemplative practice and a beautiful setting of sea, sand, forest, and mountain. Andrew Twiddy will be your local facilitator and host for theme elaboration, discussion, and practice.


EVENT DETAILS

Cost: by donation
Schedule:

  • Friday, August 31: 11:30 am-5:30 pm
  • Saturday, September 1: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
  • Sunday, September 2: 7:30 am-5:00 pm

For full program details and to register, please email spiritualitybeyondborders@gmail.com or phone 250-248-3114.

There will also be a retreat hosted by the Bethlehem Centre in Nanaimo featuring this webcast September 9-12. Please see their website for more details and to register.

09 Sep -
12 Sep
2018
Conspire 2018 - Interactive Webcast and Retreat Bethlehem Centre, Nanaimo BC

Spirituality Beyond Borders invites you to join their community for an immersive retreat and to view the a rebroadcast of the Center for Action and Contemplation’s webcast featuring Richard Rohr, Barbara Brown Taylor, Mirabai Starr, and more who will explore the idea “Path of Descent: Path of Transformation”. The webcast will be enhanced by in-person contemplative practice and a beautiful setting of a forested lakeside environment. Andrew Twiddy will be your local facilitator and host for theme elaboration, discussion, and practice.


EVENT DETAILS

Cost: $340 – $565 (residential is optional; please enquire about bursaries)
Schedule: Sunday, September 9 (4:00 pm) – Wednesday, September 12 (12:30 pm)

For full program details and to register, please visit the Bethlehem Centre website. If you are interested in the live webcast (August 31-September 2), please visit the Conspire 2018 event page.

11 Oct -
15 Oct
2018
The Way of Union - The Metaphysics of Early Christian and Sufi Wisdom with Matthew Wright Cowichan Lake Research Station Conference Centre, Mesachie Lake BC

Join The Contemplative Society and the Rev. Matthew Wright for a four-night Wisdom School that will explore the metaphysics undergirding the teachings of Jesus and the early Christian Wisdom tradition, as well as their relationship to a similar stream of teaching that flows through Islamic Sufism. These teachings present us with a coherent and luminous map of the human journey from timelessness into time, and deeper into integration and conscious union. We hope you will sign up and come with us as we seek to “enter the bridal chamber”, what Jesus calls the place of mystical union already present within our own hearts, accompanied on our journey by the Gospels of Thomas, Mary Magdalene, and Philip, as well as by the words of Sufi masters from Ibn al-Arabi to Jalaluddin Rumi. Please fill out this form to register.

A public event will also be held in Victoria on the evening of October 15 at UVic’s Interfaith Chapel. More information to come soon.

New to Matthew?  Rob King, a participant in our last Wisdom School on the Gospel of Thomas, had this to say about him: “If you have not had a chance to experience Matthew’s teaching, you will be in for a real treat…He has a unique ability to take what seems like difficult teachings and make them understandable and alive in a way that leads to personal transformation…[The Gospel of Thomas] became a living epistle!”

Register today!


RETREAT DETAILS:

Cost: $900 CAD (private) – a limited number of partial scholarships will be made available. If you are interested in a scholarship, please apply via this form alongside your registration.

Fees include overnight accommodations and vegetarian meals. Check out the Cowichan Lake Research Station website for more information on the venue. For more general information, please contact us by email at admin@contemplative.org or at 250-381-9650.

Please check back as this event calendar is updated regularly