SoulWork

SoulWork workshops and courses centre on spiritual discernment, nurture, and deepening.  Open to all spiritual seekers, these workshops include themes such as: enneagram basics and beyond, engagement with the mystics and introduction to contemplative life and spiritual practices. 
We have three upcoming events:
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Everyday Sacred: Contemplative Practices

with Julie Elliot and Lois Huey-Heck

Come experience six inspiring ways to tend your relationship with life and the Holy. Contemplative spiritual practices are things we do to help us be more present to ourselves, each other, the natural world… and God. This is an opportunity to explore and deepen your practices with a community of kindred souls – held in the beauty and sacred container of Naramata Centre.

During the week we will experience:
~ Visual Journaling
~ Centering Prayer
~ Intuitive Collage
~ Spiritual Journey Groups
~ Embodied Prayer
~ Meditation/Silence

We’ll be inside and outside. We’ll carry the intention of finding the practices that best fit your present and future life. We’ll also gather in the chapel morning and evening for a time of sacred pause.

In addition to the program and worship times each day, there will be opportunities to experience one-on-one spiritual direction (optional for program participants) and ongoing spiritual direction (on a sliding scale) if a participant wishes to continue meeting.

When: Sunday, June 19 – Friday, June 24, 2016 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm each day
Where: Naramata Centre – 3375 3 Street, Naramata, BC V0H 1N0, Canada
Ages: Adults
Cost: $262.50 taxes included
Accommodations: Participants who wish to stay at Naramata Centre while attending the program can book indoor accommodation or a campsite for the week of September 17-24. For more information on accommodation rentals and pricing, click here.

To register: Click on the tab “Get Tickets” here.

Program Leaders

Julie Elliot
Julie Elliot is a Pacific Jubilee trained spiritual director, visual artist, writer and teacher. She has taught art and led retreats for many years, and has good memories of offering leadership at Naramata Centre over the past 20 years. Julie has great enthusiasm for the transformative power of contemplative practices, especially when they are experienced in a community and in a setting like the Centre at Naramata. You may contact Julie here.
Lois Huey-Heck
Lois Huey-Heck is now back home in Oyama having spent a few years on site at Naramata Centre as a member of the program staff. Her passion is visual art and the pursuit of beauty in all its diverse expressions. Lois brings her artistry to the practise of spiritual accompaniment independently and as a member of the program team of the Pacific Jubilee Program in Spiritual Direction. She leads annual 3 to 8 day silent retreats and workshops – all rooted in the deepening spiritual life. You may contact Lois here.


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with Lois Huey-Heck, Jim Kalnin, Tim and Donna Scorer

Let’s ensure that the decades following the years of paid work and home-making are a time of creativity, engagement, mentoring, and compassionate accompaniment. After all, that could be a third of our lives! Let’s build a culture in which aging people learn what it means to grow into eldership, a time of life in which experience and wisdom become a resource and gift for community. As a group of people 55 and older, we will spend time together listening, remembering, exploring, practising, and creating as we become the kind of community that will make this kind of difference in our kind of world.

When:  Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 9:00 am – Friday, September 23 2016 at 9:00 pm
WhereNaramata Centre – 3375 3 Street, Naramata, BC V0H 1N0, Canada
Ages: Adults, 55+
Cost:  $378 taxes included
AccommodationsParticipants who wish to stay at Naramata Centre while attending the program can book indoor accommodation or a campsite for the week of September 17-24. For more information on accommodation rentals and pricing, click here.
To register:  Click on the tab “Get Tickets” here.

Jim Kalnin & Lois Huey-Heck
Jim Kalnin & Lois Huey-Heck are now back in their home in Oyama having spent a few years on site at Naramata Centre while Lois was a member of the management team and program staff. Their shared passion is visual art and the pursuit of beauty in all its diverse expressions. Jim pursues that in the garden as well as the studio, while Lois brings her artistry to the practice of spiritual accompaniment independently and as a member of the program team of the Pacific Jubilee Program in Spiritual Direction.

Tim & Donna Scorer
Tim & Donna Scorer lived for 27 years in close relationship with the Centre where they learned and practiced the art of experiential education, facilitation, and mentoring. Now living on Bowen Island, Donna works closely with refugees and in community development and Tim offers spiritual accompaniment to individuals and faith communities that are living through times of deepening and transition.

 


Pathways into Living a Contemplative Life

September 21-24, 2018

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 without.
~ Find again the true self that has been hidden under stresses and expectations.
~ Pause & listen. There is a calm inside waiting.
~ Discover a path that is calling you at this time in your life.

The Retreat

Come away and gather in community for a time of renewal.
~ participating in the process of deep listening to self, other and the Holy
~ Hearing beyond the chatter of your own mind.
~ Healing in the grace and calm of spiritual companionship.
~ Letting go, recognizing that things that mattered before matter no longer.
~ Taking part in Spiritual practices.
~ Centering self in silence
~ Resting in the peace & quietness of this island retreat.

The Experiences

~ reconnecting with the wonder of nature
~ walking the labyrinth
~ centering prayer & meditation
~ intentionally recognizing our spiritual life in the ordinary
~ sharing meals and fellowship
~ gathering in the sanctuary for sacred music and prayer

Cost & Travel

The cost covers three night’s accommodation and meals. We invite you to contribute from your own means on a sliding scale from $350 to $450. We want to make this event accessible to all who would like to attend. To discuss payment that will work for you and to register email Tim or Margie or phone 604-877-1567.

You may travel by car or bus to the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal & take the Bowen Island Ferry across to Rivendell.