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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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Finally Residency – An Ending and Beginning

Preparations for my last residency with Jubilee are underway and it is a week of learning and camaraderie which I know will give me memories, skills and preparation for the next phase of my life.  I hope this phase of life will include being a spiritual director. The bags are almost packed.  Casual clothes for […]

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Painting my way into spiritual direction

By Lois Huey Heck I came into the spiritual direction session with an old heaviness in my being. I was stuck (again)… unable to break out of some vague inertia. My director began with prayer… a personal prayer and a poem… something to give me a bigger lens on my small personal malaise. Then she […]

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Interested in Prairie Jubilee? Dates Set for Next Session

  We are excited to announce dates for the next session of Prairie Jubilee! The 2016-2018 intake is now open to applicants, if you have questions please check out our website for contact details and additional information on the program. The dates are as follows: CYCLE 8 Year 1 Sept 15 to Sept 21, 2016 […]

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Pacific Jubilee SoulWork Event- January 14-17, 2016

Pathways ~ into Living a Contemplative Life January 14 – 17, 2016 With Margie Savigny and Tim Scorer at Rivendell Retreat Center, Bowen Island, BC     The Invitation ~ Experience the benefits of time away, in the company of others who are also seeking to deepen their experience of the divine both within and […]

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Reflections on the Healing our World through Contemplative Practice Conference – by Julie Elliot

As promised in the previous blog, I’m continuing with sharing a recollection/learning from the presenters Dawn Kilarski, Judith Burch, Kurt Schwarz and Shelly Manley-Tannis. ~ I was grateful to be part of the Gurdjieff movements led by Dawn Kilarski. The movements are designed to keep us awake and I certainly experienced that under Dawn’s leadership. […]

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CONFERENCE UPDATE Friday Focus: Creating Healing Sanctuaries

Hi Jubilee Friends Time for our latest update on the upcoming contemplation conference! We’d like to give you a sneak peek of what you’ll be learning about on Friday, the first full day of the event. But first, keep in mind that each day of this year’s conference offers a unique experience. In order to […]

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Book Launch – Don Grayston

We’re pleased to pass along exciting news from Don Grayston ~ co-founder of the Pacific Jubilee Program, Director for 24 years and Director Emeritus of the PJP Council. Friends in Jubilee,           As some of you know, my book on Thomas Merton was published in May: Thomas Merton and the Noonday Demon–The Camaldoli Correspondence. So of […]

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Sacred Garden – by Chris Mann

I walk to my allotment in the community garden and say hello to other gardeners I pass along the way. We talk briefly about the tomatoes, the zucchini, the weather. At Stephen’s plot however, there is silence, and the look of an old man undone hunched over his weeds, frozen in time. Stephen is young, […]

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