Programs

Victoria Spring Programs 2019

Interspirituality and Convergent Consciousness: Harvesting our World Wisdom Traditions with Margaret Walters 

Kosmos magazine suggests that “the world’s spiritual traditions may be our greatest hope for realizing our essential unity and healing our planet.” Continuing the theme of convergence which has great resonance in our globalizing age, we will look at the phenomenon of interspirituality – the convergence of heart-centered knowledge from the world’s wisdom traditions. Delving into the distilled essence of their sacred knowledge we hope to move in a transformational way toward a more unified, wise and compassionate future.

In the words of Wayne Teasdale who first pointed toward the new interspiritual age, “We are at the dawn of a new consciousness, a radically fresh approach to our life as the human family in a fragile world… The necessary shifts in consciousness require a new approach to spirituality that transcends past religious cultures of fragmentation and isolation. We need to understand, to really grasp at an elemental level that the definitive revolution is the spiritual awakening of humankind.” (The Mystic Heart)

Date:  April 2 – 23, 10 am – 12pm

Cost:  $75 or $20 drop in

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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Telling the New Story in Poetry, Prose and Song

We invite you to bring the poetry, prose and songs that express for you the many moods and meanings of our life on beautiful Mother Earth within the vast cosmos. Let us support one another with heart-listening and nourishing conversation in this special one-time event.

Date:  April 30, 10 am – 12pm

Cost:  Programs in Earth Literacies will absorb the cost of this eve

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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Connecting to the Sacred through Spiritual Practices with Gertie Jocksch SC and Margaret Walters

Spiritual practices are about practice rather than belief and so are not necessarily tied to religious belief systems. They are inclusive and open to anyone wishing to experience a sense of connection with the deep, sacred elements of life. Following Rupert Sheldrake’s recent work on science and spiritual practices, we will explore and practice together a variety of rituals and habits that offer practical help towards living rich, satisfying and effectives lives.

Date:  May 7 – May 28, 10 am – 12pm
Cost:  $75 or $20 drop in
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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Earth-Centered Habits of the Heart: Cultivating Courage and Integrity in Self and Community with Diane Baker and Lisa Gordon   

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.

With facilitation by Lisa Gordon and Dianne Baker, both prepared through The Center for Courage & Renewal, this retreat will offer time in nature, opportunities for personal journaling, and deep listening to nature, each other, musicians, poets and other writers. There will be space to share our grief for Earth, our concern for human communities and their destructive practices, and times to celebrate and commit to living with more integrity.

Date:   May 25-26, 2019

            Saturday 9:30 am – 8:30 pm. BYO lunch. Tea, snacks & dinner included.
   Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm BYO lunch. Tea & snacks included.

Cost:   $235 including Saturday dinner

Location:  Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary, 1772 Millstream Rd. Victoria (Do you need a ride or can you offer a ride, please let us know)

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.”

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

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Vancouver Spring Programs 2019

Evolution and Christogenesis continued  with Gertie Jocksch SC & Margaret Walters:  

Technology and Noogenesis with Margaret Walters

In this program we will journey with Ilia Delio’s DVDs on Teilhard de Chardin.  Teilhard  suggested that evolution is a process of Christogenesis, the world becoming the mature body of Christ, but how does our technological age fit into that vision? We will explore Teilhard’s ideas on the future of humanity in a globalizing, technological age. How does this affect the noosphere, or the sphere of human mind? Together we seek the meaning of Christian life in a world of evolution and complexity. 

Date:  Saturday May 4, 2019
Time: 10:00 – 4:00 pm, please bring lunch, refreshments are provided.
Cost:  $75.00
Location: Creative Minds Early Learning Centre, 5351 Camosun St, Vancouver

The Living Church: Christifying Love for a New Humanity with Gertie Jocksch SC

Continuing with Ilia Delio’s DVDs on Teilhard de Chardin, we will look at the following themes: Christ as unity of all things, human energetics focused on love energy, Christ consciousness, Jesus as the evolver, catholic means whole-making, and the role of church in evolution toward Omega. “Religion of individuals is not enough we need a religion of humankind and earth.”

Date:  Saturday June 22, 2019
Time: 10:00 – 4:00 pm, please bring lunch, refreshments are provided.
Cost:  $75.00
Location: Creative Minds Early Learning Centre, 5351 Camosun St, Vancouver

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

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Fall 2019 Victoria

In Concert

Jennifer Berezan

 Chris Webster

Friday Sept 27, 2019

Date:  Friday Sept 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Cost:  $35.00
Location:   111 Superior, St Church of Truth

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

Music and Mindfulness, Sound and Silence as a Path to Awakening With Jennifer Berezan

A daylong retreat weaving chant, song, meditation, and wisdom teachings. In these challenging times it is crucial to take time out to connect to our own inner peace and wisdom.  Join us as we rest in the timeless practices of chant, song and silent meditation.  Come to recharge, renew relax, and awaken in the midst of it all.  We hold most of the day in  spacious silence.  No singing or meditation experience necessary

Date: Saturday  Sept 28, 2019
Time: 9:30 – 4:30 pm
Cost:  $125.00
Location:   111 Superior, St Church of Truth

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

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