Living is an ongoing wonder of discovery. Yet living with mindful thoughts too far into the future or past can distract from the present moment. What lies beneath the cacophony and beauty of reality? How is a spiritual balance achieved? The Bethlehem Centre is inviting you for a weekend of paying attention to the presence of the Sacred in nature, in others and within ourselves from 3 pm Thursday, April 18, 2019, to 6 pm Sunday, April 21, 2019, at 2371 Arbot Rd.
Framed by the themes of the Paschal story, participants will spend time engaged in practices designed to enliven the heart, soul, mind, and body. With the company of one another at Bethlehem Centre, retreat participants will engage a vision for Tikkun Olam – “the healing of the world,” as led by facilitators Nan Goodship and Murray Groom.
Nan Goodship is a professional artist, spiritual director, and retreat leader. She considers herself an ecological artist, a lover of community life and someone who brings a contemplative and playful interest to a creative life. Recently graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary arts her research included creative process, something she is excited to share during the Deep Listening retreat.
Murray Groom is an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada. He is a graduate, former staff member and one-time interim Director of the Pacific Jubilee Program in Spiritual Direction. Murray is a practiced spiritual director and regularly co-conducts extended silent retreats at Naramata Centre in the Okanagan Valley.
“Listening deeply to ourselves, to others and to the natural world is a joyful path. In a world full of distraction and polarization, there is the possibility of a greater focus, which brings clarity. Living richly in the present moment, we can learn the skills of paying attention and discover what lies underneath the cacophony of “reality”. This practice of listening to the elements of life makes living an ongoing wonder. Join us for a weekend of paying attention to the presence of the Sacred in nature, in others and within ourselves. Framed by the themes of the Paschal story, we will spend our time engaged in practices designed to enliven us – heart, soul, mind, and body. In company with one another, we will engage a vision for Tikkun Olam – the healing of the world.” – Nan Goodship and Murray Groom.
Deep Listening Residential: Includes tuition, materials, accommodation and 3 meals per day, starting with dinner on April 18th (3 nights). – $625
Deep Listening Commuter: Includes, tuition, materials, and meals (lunch & dinner meals for three days starting with dinner on the first day). – $415
Stay an extra night:Let us know if you are arriving early or departing late and we will accommodate you for one more night. If you arrive early breakfast & lunch are included. If you stay longer dinner and breakfast are included.
To book and reserve your space visit the Bethlehem Centre online:
Spirituality without Borders ~ www.bethlehemcentre.com The Bethlehem Centre – your sacred space for retreats and conferences. 250.754.3254 firstname.lastname@example.org.