July 23 - 25
11:00AM - 03:00PM

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A DYNAMIC CONFERENCE OF THE CENTER FOR ACTION & CONTEMPLATION, SURROUNDED BY CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE IN A RETREAT ENVIRONMENT.

Hosted by Andrew Twiddy

  • integrative programs, dynamic and interactive, infused with contemplative practice
  • webcasts from the Center for Action and Contemplation, shared in community,
  • programs featuring Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, Ken Wilber, Mirabai Starr, and more …
  • Central Vancouver Island location – beauty to relish and explore
  • hosts and program directors: Andrew Twiddy, Pearl Gervais, Remi de Roo

CONSPIRE 2017 PRESENTERS:

Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province. He is the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation and academic dean of the CAC’s Living School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. An internationally recognized author and spiritual leader, Fr. Richard teaches primarily on incarnational mysticism, nondual consciousness, and contemplation, with a particular emphasis on how these affect the social justice issues of our time. He is the author of numerous books, including The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation (with Mike Morrell). Learn more about Richard.

Mirabai Starr is an author, speaker, and retreat leader on the inter-spiritual teachings of the mystics. She is well known for her translations of the Christian mystics, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, and Julian of Norwich. Mirabai is a bridge builder—between religious traditions, between contemplative life and compassionate service, between cultivating an inner relationship with the Beloved and expressing that intimacy in community, between the transformational power of loss and longing for the sacred. She is the author of numerous books, including God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation. Learn more about Mirabai.

angel Kyodo williams is an author, maverick spiritual teacher, master trainer, and founder of Center for Transformative Change. She has been bridging the worlds of personal transformation and justice since the publication of her critically-acclaimed book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace. Her book was hailed as “an act of love” by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker and “a classic” by Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield. Ordained as a Zen priest, Angel recently became the second black woman recognized as a teacher in her lineage. Learn more about Rev. Angel.

Ken Wilber is a preeminent scholar of the Integral stage of human development and is an internationally acknowledged leader, founder of Integral Institute, and co-founder of Integral Life. He originated the comprehensive philosophy “Integral Theory.” Incorporating cultural studies, anthropology, systems theory, developmental psychology, biology, and spirituality, Integral Theory has been applied in a variety of fields such as ecology, psychotherapy, education, business, medicine, politics, sports, and art. Ken has authored numerous books, including The Theory of Everything, Boomeritis, and Integral Spirituality; his work has been translated into some 30 languages. Learn more about Ken.

Booking Options

Choose EITHER 1) a Residential Rate, OR 2) a Commuter Rate, and add 3) Tuition Fee:

1) Residential Rate – Meal and Accommodation Package

If you wish to stay over at Bethlehem Centre for the program, this option will give you a two-night stay with all meals and snacks for one person.  (For single-night accommodation, or for additional nights of accommodation, please contact us.)

2) Commuter Rate – Meal Package

If you wish to commute to the Bethlehem Centre for the program, this option will give you evening meals at 5.30 pm on both Sunday and Monday, lunch on Monday and Tuesday, and morning and afternoon snacks each day (breakfast excluded)

3)  Tuition Fee – promotional summer rate of $95 per person

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