Programs

Victoria Winter Programs 2019

Grief, Grit, and Gratitude: A Workshop for Resilience with Jan Inglis 

This program is offered again in March.  Please scroll forward to the new information.   

In the face of the growing social, political and ecological challenges of our era, it is important forus to have focused times and safe spaces to anchor our connection with what deeply matters within ourselves and with the world we care about.  This workshop, based in part on the work of Joanna Macy, will offer such an opportunity for sharing grief, gratitude and wisdom in a small group setting, integrating theory and creativity to help us find meaning and resiliency to move forward together.  

Date:  4 Tuesdays, 10 am to 12 pm, Feb 5 – 26, 2019
Cost:   $75.00.   Please note that drop in($20) is only possible for the 1st session of this program as a regular commitment is needed to fulfil the aims of the process.
Location:  Friends Meeting House, 1831 Fern St. Victoria

 

Please do not let cost deter you, ask us about our scholarship fund.

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Explorations in Interbeing: The Interdependent Existence of All Things with Jonathan Taylor

‘Interbeing’ is a term that describes the relationships between and within components of the manifest world. These elements could be contained in our personal organic body, species in an ecosystem, societies and their natural environment, spiritual understanding of human relationships and humans in the cosmos. This seminar will include literature as well as practices for experiential investigation of interbeing. We will explore some of the varieties of systems thinking and interbeing offered by writers such as Charles Eisenstein, Thich Nhat Hanh, Joanna Macy, Daniel Christian Wahl, Teilhard de Chardin, Thomas Berry, Duane Elgin, and many others. Examples of biophyllia, systems thinking, biomimicry and design for sustainability will also be offered.

Please do not let cost deter you, ask us about our scholarship fund.

Date:  4 Tuesday, 10 am to 12 pm, March 5 – 26.2019
Cost:   75.00 or $20 drop in
Location:  Friends Meeting House, 1831 Fern St. Victoria

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Receiving Earth’s Blessings and Offering Gratitude:  A Day of Sacred Circle Dance at Mary Lake with Betsy Nuse

Grounding ourselves in and on the land of Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary, we will practice a small number of simple Sacred Circle Dances to offer, in ceremony, to ourselves, to the sanctuary and to the Earth.Sacred Circle Dance is a meditative dance form which flowed out from the old rivers of European folk dance. Sacred Circle Dances seek to develop energetic connections within each dancer, the circle and the world around.

Date:  Sat Mar 9, 2019, 10 am – 4 pm
Cost:   70.00 Please bring lunch, refreshments are provided
Location:  Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary, 1772 Millstream Rd. Victoria(Do you need a ride or can you offer a ride, please let us know)

Please do not let cost deter you, ask us about our scholarship fund.

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Grief, Grit, and Gratitude: A Workshop for Resilience with Jan Inglis 

In the face of the growing social, political and ecological challenges of our era, it is important forus to have focused times and safe spaces to anchor our connection with what deeply matters within ourselves and with the world we care about.  This workshop, based in part on the work of Joanna Macy, will offer such an opportunity for sharing grief, gratitude and wisdom in a small group setting, integrating theory and creativity to help us find meaning and resiliency to move forward together.  

Date:  4 Wednesdays, 7 – 9 pm, March 20, 27 and April 3 & 10, 2019
Cost:   $75.00.   Please note that drop in($20) is only possible for the 1st session of this program as a regular commitment is needed to fulfil the aims of the process.
Location:  Friends Meeting House, 1831 Fern St. Victoria

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Please do not let cost deter you, ask us about our scholarship fund.

 

Vancouver Winter Programs 2019

Evolution and Christogenesis(part 1) with Gertie Jocksch

 This is the first of a  three part series we will Journey with Ilia Delio through the following questions: Teilhard de Chardin suggested that evolution is a process of Christogenesis.  What is Christogenesis?  Who is the God of a Christogenic universe? What is the relationship between Christogenesis and catholicity?  Ilea Delio invites us to explore these questions and more as we seek the meaning of Christian life in a world of evolution and complexity.  In part one we will explore 1.  Evolution and Christogenesis:  A new Paradigm.  2.  The Living Universe:  A synthesis of Science and Spirituality

 Date:  Saturday Jan 12, 2019
Time: 10:00 – 4:00 pm, please bring lunch, refreshments are provided.
Cost:  $75.00
Location:  Canadian Memorial United Church, 1806 W.15th Ave. & Burrard St. Vancouver

Please do not let cost deter you, ask us about our scholarship fund.

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Evolution and Christogenesis(part 2) with Margaret Walters

In part two we will explore:  1. Christ:  The Soul of the Evolving Universe.  2.  Cosmologenesis as Christogenesis:  Birthing the Christ.

Date:  Saturday Feb 23, 2019
Time:  10:00 – 4:00 pm please bring lunch, refreshments are provided.

Cost:  $75.00Location:  Canadian Memorial United Church, 1806 W.15th Ave. & Burrard St. Vancouver

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Please do not let cost deter you, ask us about our scholarship fund.

Evolution and Christogenesis(part 3) with Gertie Jocksch & Margaret Walters

In part three we will explore:  1. Technology and Noogenesis: Convergence of Consciousness.  2.  The Living church:  Christifying Love for a New Humanity.

Date:  Saturday March 16, 2019
Time:  10:00 – 4:00 pm, please bring lunch, refreshments are provided.
Cost:  $75.00Location:  Canadian Memorial United Church, 1806 W.15th Ave. & Burrard St. Vancouver

Please do not let cost deter you, ask us about our scholarship fund.

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Victoria, Spring  Programs 2019

Earth-Centered Habits of the Heart: Cultivating Courage and Integrity in Self and Community with Lisa Gordon and Dianna Baker 

 Join us at the Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary, a secluded conservation area near Victoria, BC. During this two-day Circle of Trust® retreat, we will use the practices developed by Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal (www.couragerenewal.org) to explore and strengthen the relationship between our inner lives and our roles in human and ecological communities. 

Courage & Renewal retreats create trustworthy spaces for each person to listen to their Inner Teacher and the urging of their spirit (soul) to live more consciously and respectfully with earth. This retreat will nourish you and invite you to be present to Earth and all beings with compassion and tenderness. A retreat only serves the soul if participants return to their lives ready to express one’s energy, voice and personal power to advocate for care of Earth, and for flourishing human communities.

Rumi:“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”

Frederick Buechner: Purpose is “the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet”

 Date:  Saturday May 25 9:30 am – 8:30 pm. BYO lunch. Tea, snacks & dinner included.
Sunday May 26, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm BYO lunch. Tea & snacks included.
Cost:  235:00
Location:  Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary, 1772 Millstream Rd. Victoria (Do you need a ride or can you offer a ride, please let us know)

Please do not let cost deter you, ask us about our scholarship fund.

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Please do not let cost deter you. Ask us about our scholarship fund.

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