Victoria Spring Programs 2018

 Powers of the Universe, Part II, with Gertie Jocksch

In The Powers of the Universe, Dr. Brian Thomas Swimme takes you on a fascinating journey into the powers that have been active since the beginning of time and are available to you. It is a captivating exploration of the powers coursing through the Universe and each of us. This immersive program contains eleven 45 min episodes for a total of 9 hours of amazing insights that will forever change how we think about being human. Don’t miss this extraordinary exploration into the vast Universe, its powers and how they relate to each of us.

“Few are better than Brian Swimme in teaching how contemporary science can enable us to shift our view of the universe and ourselves, and potentially how we live together. Don’t be deceived, The Powers of the Universe, is not just about the stars and galaxies but the universal forces that are within us, individually and collectively, if we become courageous enough to start to work with them.”

– Dr. Peter Senge
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Date:  6 Tuesdays,  April 17, 24, May 1, 8 & 15
Time:  10 – 12 pm
Cost:  $85, $20 drop in
Location: Friends Meeting House,1831 Fern St, Victoria

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A Brief History of Ken Wilber: A Friendly Exploration of his Integral Philosophy with Layman Pascal

The well-known American philosopher Ken Wilber is a prolific intellectual powerhouse who has transformed our understanding of sacred evolutionary philosophy.  His integrative vision enfolds many of our most far-sighted and comprehensive thinkers.  However it is daunting to approach a complex system of peculiar terminology and exotic insights.  Local integral thinker Layman Pascal will take us on a friendly sojourn through the basic modules of Integral Philosophy.  Along the way we will learn a little about the background of Ken Wilber as well take time to explore the deep, enduring human questions that he is addressing in his own rich and profound fashion.  What do “integration” and “transcendence” really mean?  And how do they apply to our personal development and our everyday lives?

Date:  4 Wednesdays,  May 2 – 23, 2018
Time:  7 – 9 pm
Cost:  $75, $20 drop in
Location: Friends Meeting House,1831 Fern St, Victoria

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The Future of Group Intelligence with Layman Pascal

Join Layman Pascal for a deep dive into the history and astonishing evolutionary potential of collective consciousness, emergent voting systems, and the patterns of our social organization.  Let’s explore what integral philosophy, anti-fragility and the wisdom of crowds can teach us about how to feel together, be together and cultivate smarter groups.

Date:  Monday May 14, 2018
Time:  10 am – 2 pm
Cost:  $35  Please bring lunch, refreshments provided
Location: Friends Meeting House,1831 Fern St, Victoria

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Sacred Circle Dancing the Universe Power of INTERRELATEDNESS with Bernice Vetter SC

This year, the annual day of dancing with the Powers of the Universe will highlight INTERRELATEDNESS. This theme is familiar in its many forms but Brian Swimme speaks of relationship, i.e. care, from the
point of view of the universe as well as in the human person.  There are negative as well as positive aspects to this energy and  some of our dances will include those that honour the Great Mother—
the “nurturer” within ancient Earth traditions.

Date:  Saturday May 26, 2018
Time:  10 am – 4 pm, Please bring lunch, refreshments provided
Cost:  $70
Location: Friends Meeting House,1831 Fern St, Victoria

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The Courage Way.with Lisa Gordon

The series will explore themes in The Courage Way, Leading and Living with Integrity, a 2018 book from the Center for Courage & Renewal. (no book purchase necessary).  Lisa Gordon will lead us through an exploration of the many kinds of courage and how to cultivate courage in ourselves and our communities.  

Date:  4 Tuesdays,  May 29 – June 19, 2018
Time:  10 am – 12 pm
Cost:  $75, $20 drop in allowed only for the first session.
Location: Friends Meeting House,1831 Fern St, Victoria

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Vancouver Summer Program 2018 

Engaging the Enneagram: through the gateway of typology, exploring our place within the cosmic whole and its place within us with Dawn Kilarski and Barry Vall 

Greeting from Dawn and Barry: New friends and old, greetings to you all from within the heart of this 2018 “Wild Canadian Year” with all its beauty and terror.

The Enneagram has been a wonderful guide and companion through the inner and outer landscapes of our own personal lives, and our work and even our play. We are delighted to share and explore this powerful symbol together with you.    

We are hoping that however you come, new to the symbol or delving deeper into it, you will feel the soulfulness of the many and various connections that exist within, between and among us. Somehow in the crossing of our paths we trust that something is at work that has all of our deepest wellbeings at heart and is for the benefit of the all in all.  

Working together with Canadian Memorial United Church

Date:  Friday June 22, 6 – 9 pm,  Saturday June 23, 9 – 4pm and Sunday June 24,  2 – 5 pm, 2018
Cost: $125, Please bring your lunch.  Refreshments are provided.
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.