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Writing Retreat – The “je ne sais quoi” of Poetry

~Third Annual Late Summer Writing Retreat~ The “je ne sais quoi” of Poetry* We might have some idea about the “quoi” of a poem but what to do with the “je ne sais” part? Can we make an attempt at exploring that which pulls us in, causes the breath to catch in the throat, moves […]

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The Business of Spiritual Direction

by Peggy Guiler Business and spiritual direction in the same breath may be difficult for those of us who see our work as a ministry.  It feels counter intuitive to think of this as a business but it is something to consider because good stewardship is vital in the call to ministry. Some in this […]

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Pacific Jubilee – Spiritual Eldering Event

Spiritual Eldering September 10 – 15, 2017 at Naramata Centre, Naramata, BC with Tim and Donna Scorer, Lois Huey-Heck and Jim Kalnin Let’s ensure that the decades following the years of paid work and homemaking are a time of creativity, engagement, mentoring, and compassionate accompaniment. After all, that could be a third of our lives! […]

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A Poem about Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction Moment When angular limbs fall into place and twisted features start to unfold his gaze softens eyes darken her face blurs suffused with tenderness (at last, tenderness for self, for one’s own experience.) Then I catch my breath as the Spirit whispers, “Now… now is the time…” I hold myself in readiness for […]

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Pacific Jubilee at Vancouver School of Theology July 6-8, 2017

The Art of Holy Listening: Contemplation and Accompaniment July 6 – 8, 2017 at the Vancouver School of Theology, Vancouver, BC The desire of contemplatives – to discern and be attuned to the movement of Spirit – shapes their way of being in the world. Contemplatives come alongside as soul friends, intentionally holding space for […]

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The Power of Sangha

Sangha is a Pali word which in Sanskrit means ‘community’, ‘assembly’ or ‘association’. Originally it was used to describe groups of Buddhist monks or followers who meditated and studied together. These days it has been widely adopted as a term to describe any kind of formal or informal spiritual community. The real work of spiritual […]

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Spiritual Accompaniment with the Dying

Two years ago my spiritual direction practice was challenged by a curve in the road. I was asked to provide spiritual accompaniment for a long time friend, David, who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour.  I became a death doula. Similar to the role of the birth midwife who helps usher new babies into […]

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Prairie Jubilee Event – A Gathering of Friends

Sunday, January 22, 2017   “It is extremely important for our world that some people live a full and deeply conscious life”                                    – Helen Luke This gathering is open to all students, graduates and friends of the Jubilee Programs. […]

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Pacific Jubilee: Spiritual Eldering

by Barb Dean. What, you may be asking, is spiritual eldering? When an email so entitled appeared in my inbox under the umbrella of a Pacific Jubilee Soulwork event I was curious. Then I noted the wise folks who were going to guide this event: Lois Huey-Heck, Jim Kalnin, Donna Scorer and Tim Scorer and […]

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The Inner and Outer Path – Part 2

Posted by Julie Elliot with guest contributor Janet Gear. This is the second part of a blog that features Janet Gear, Assistant Professor of Public and Pastoral Leadership at the Vancouver School of Theology and member of the Pacific Jubilee Council.   Janet shared her wisdom at a SoulGuiding residency during my training to be a spiritual […]

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