Victoria Fall Programs
A Contemplative Exploration of our Embeddedness and Identity with the Unfolding Universe, with Gertie Jocksch SC
We will explore our place in the universe through a contemplative process. Our journey will be seeded with a series inspiring conversations on the Journey of the Universe facilitated by Mary Evelyn Tucker as part of an expansive, multidisciplinary conversations to help us to develop a sense of embeddedness and identity within the unfolding universe. This deep sense of belonging and participation can, in turn, not only help us to come to a more meaningful understanding of our own place and role in the story of the universe, but it can also empower us to participate in the story in a way that is mutually enhancing for the human and for the larger Earth community in which we reside.
Date: 6 Tuesday, 10 am to 12 pm, Oct 9 – 30 & Nov . 13 & 26
Cost: $10 drop in for Nov 13 & 26.
Location: Friends Meeting House, 1831 Fern St. Victoria
Re-engage & Reconnect to Life, A transformative process for difficult timeswith facilitators, Jackie Larkin, Maggie Ziegler and Maxine Matilpi | .
Gathering in community we explore ideas and activities that enable us to bring our unique gifts more fully into the service of life. Together we engage heart, mind and spirit in the task of renewing our connections to ourselves, our human community and all life on earth. Through experiencing our full range of feelings about our planetary crisis and deepening our understanding of our interconnection to all life, we find courage and resilience to support us through challenging times. The weekend workshop is rooted in The Work That Reconnects, a pioneering form of group work developed by eco-philosopher Joanna Macy. The workshop also integrates a diverse range of ideas and experiential processes including nature connecting activities.
Date: Saturday Nov 24, 9 am – 6 pm and Sunday Nov 25, 9 am to 5 pm
Cost: $185.00, please bring lunch, refreshments are served.
Location: Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary, 1772 Millstream Rd. Victoria(Do you need a ride or can you offer a ride, please let us know)
Where Spirituality Meets Community Cultures in a Climate Changing World with Mike Bell
We are sorry that this program has been cancelled due to low registration.
Climate change is the greatest challenge facing local communities around the world. The most difficult part of this challenge is to help people change their consciousness of climate change and imbed it into community cultures for future generations. In this workshop Mike draws upon two primary sources: the New Cosmology insights of Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme, and the land based cultures and spiritualties of Indigenous peoples. In his earlier years Mike and Thomas Berry were members of the same monastic community—the Passionists. Later in life Thomas Berry became Mike’s close friend and mentor. Mike’s challenge in recent years has been to help develop a bridge between the insights of Berry/Swimme and indigenous elders across the climate change wilderness into the life and cultures of local communities.
Date: Friday Nov 9, 6:30 – 8:30 pm and Saturday Nov 10, 9:30 – 3:30 pm
Cost: $165 includes snacks and lunch(Please let us know by Oct 26 if you have any dietary restrictions)
Location: Bethlehem Centre2371 Arbot Rd Nanaimo BC
Please do not let cost deter you. Ask us about our scholarship fund.