8-Day Guided Silent Retreat
Be Still and Know that I am God (Phase 3: SoulCare)
23 October 2014 – 1 November 2014
This contemplative retreat offers a time to deepen your spiritual journey in an atmosphere of prayerful silence. Spiritual practice (movement, chant, centering prayer) is offered each morning and each evening ends with community Vespers in the chapel. There’s an hour of individual spiritual direction each day and the community of retreatants comes together for meals in silence. This is an intentional silence – a practice of presence – that opens us to the Presence. “In an era in which people are reeling from busyness and a deluge of electronic information, silent retreats offer a path back to the natural rhythms of the body, mind and spirit. To stillness.” – Douglas Todd, The Sound of Silence in The Vancouver Sun. Start: Thursday October 23 at 5:30pm End: Saturday November 1 at 11:00am Retreat fees include tuition, meals, refreshments and private accommodation.
Start: Thursday @ 5:30 pm
End: Saturday @ 1:00 pm
Cost: $1195.00 + tax
We invite you to rest in the arms of Naramata for additional personal restoration and retreat time.
$88.00 per night (space permitting; includes meals & accommodation).
Leading the areas of Spiritual Direction, Healing and Wholeness and our Creative Life, Lois Huey Heck is an artist, publisher and has led program design and spiritual direction practice over many years. From founding and leading Wood Lake Publishing to facilitating small groups and one on one leadership, Lois is at home working with whatever arises and the needs for the group or individual can guide her workshops to attain the best good of the group.
The Reverend Doctor Murray Groom is an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada, serving Sylvan Pastoral Charge on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He is a staff member in the Pacific Jubilee Program in Spiritual Formation and Direction in Vancouver, BC and a member of the Advisory Council at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC. His doctoral studies (St. Stephen’s College, Edmonton, Alberta) included a dissertation on the role of the guide on pilgrimage. Hispresiding interest in Celtic Christian history continues to fuelhis pursuit for connections between northern aboriginal, Celtic and earth-centered religious traditions. He lives in a household that includes his spouse, a grandparent and three children.
You can share this Program via: http://www.naramatacentre.net/Upcoming-Programs?section=1001