2020

Sunday Services in February

Tuning Into the Deep Ocean of Spirit.

Here in Victoria, February holds the first tentative offerings of warmer times to come. Early buds on trees, blooming heather, tulip and daffodil leaves making a determined entry – the harbingers of Spring!

February holds Valentine’s Day, feting the blossoming of love and social relationship. How shall we form healthy relationships?

Feb 2: Compassionate Relationships – Being Open to Listening
Moderator: D. Joan
Meditation: Catherine Kinsella
Speaker: Brian Martin
Co-ordinator: D. Joan
Greeter: tba

Feb 9: Looking within to find your true path
Moderator: April Hambly
Meditation: Peggy Muncaster
Speaker: Jayka Duncan
Co-ordinator: April Hambly
Greeter: TBA

Jayka Duncan

Being a professionally trained physical education teacher, a practitioner of healing modalities and an avid student of self-help opportunities, I was provided with the foundation that allowed me to trust my intuition and heal my body when faced with a recurring breast cancer diagnosis in 2016 that had spread to my cervix and uterus. Wanting to avoid surgery and chemotherapy, I did extensive inner work through my surrendering practice which eventually rewarded me with a cancer-free body and so much more.

The ‘so much more’ aspect was an extraordinary transformation from the inside out that affected all areas of my life; relationships and finances to name a couple, but the most significant transformation that happened for me was that I was finally able to love myself, and my body! This shift has brought me incredible peace, love and joy.

Feb 16: How to have Healthy Relationships; personally, collectively and in the Oneness of everyday life
Moderator: Pat Miller
Meditation: Cedona
Speaker: Julia Day
Coordinator: Marilyn Smando
Greeter: Marie

Julia Day Bio: Since 1996, Jewel has been a spiritual healer and teacher of embodiment through cultivating pure non-dual awareness. Her professional practice combines advanced CranioSacral therapy with esoteric healing and other body-mind modalities. She is an ordained minister and Course in Miracles mentor who facilitates a few residential healing retreats each year, as well as weekly meditations and healing circles. Originally a journalist, Jewel is currently writing a book called: The Alchemy of Oneness. www.juliaday.ca

How to have Healthy Relationships; personally, collectively and in the Oneness of everyday life.

We awaken together, you and I, through learning to discern a metaphysical fact: that the crazy world we see outside of us is a symbolic representation of the unhealed thoughts we collectively carry within our own unconscious mind.

Oneness is the absolute Truth of our Being, blissfully Present within and all throughout the people and things we judge, regardless of their form. Oneness/Love feels like a vast, infinite, formless field of kindness, purity and light ~ the world we see literally dissolves in it ~ but to know it, we must first deepen our relationship with the Higher Truth we Are within.

If we want to be effective, loving communicators in our personal relationships and with the world, we must learn to surrender to this natural state of Innocence and the unconditional Love it teaches.. From here, we practice extending this Blessing to others; eventually, to all beings throughout all happenings and time.

Jewel will touch on specific ways to connect with this pure Essence and the Voice for Love that guides us within, as well as specific strategies for experiencing the same in others. She will also, depending on the flow of time, share specific guidelines for communication and setting of intentions in personal relationships, as we learn to ever more deeply Love One another and our Selves.

“Every moment, in every second, gives us another chance to Love.”

  1. Julia Day 2020. www.juliaday.ca

Feb23: Hindu Mythology and Sacred Chanting
Moderator: Peggy Muncaster
Meditation Leader and Speaker: Vinod Bhardwaj
Coordinator: Peggy Muncaster

Vinod Bhardwaj will present and lead a combination of sacred chants and stories. Vinod is a multifaceted personality, an engineer and planner by profession, but an ardent musician by nature. Before moving to Victoria ten years ago, he lived in Edmonton, where he was inducted into the Arts and Culture Hall of Fame. Vinod is a story teller as well, and loves to regale his audience with little stories from Hindu mythology, which have timeless messages.

Sunday Services in January

AWAKENING TO THE DEPTH OF LIFE

January is often regarded as the month of making (and often failing to keep) New Year Resolutions. But how will we know what resolutions to make if we are out of touch with the deepest parts of ourselves and our world? In the flurry of activity that most often accompanies the Christmas season, the connection with our core that the slower-paced winter season offers us is often lost. But January is still winter, and offers us the chance to connect with the deepest places in us—perhaps through dreamwork and contemplation, or through spiritual practices like chanting and meditation, or through the exploration of our creativity. Awakened by this connection, we can bring forth a genuine newness into the New Year.

Chris Bullock

January 5

Speaker: Matti Anttila, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher
Moderator: April Hambly
Meditation: Catherine Kinsella
Greeter: Brian Martin

January 12 Contemplation of Self in Social Context

Speaker/Meditation – Dr. Chris Bullock
Coordinator: D Joan

January19 Reality Changing Insights

Small group sharing on the topic:  How does one relate with the occurrence of reality changing insights?  Also being in and around this is the topic of integrating intuition as a living sense.

Moderator: Laurence Beal
Meditation: sound track
Coordinator: Laurence Beal

January 26 – Inhabiting the communal spirit  Community Service

Coordinator – Marilyn Smando
Moderator – Peggy Muncaster
Meditation leader – Laura Lane
Greeter – Louisa Fiander
Quote from Thich Nhat Hanh:

“It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community – a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the earth. ”

Perhaps we are seeing the beginning of this community, worldwide. Whatever path we follow – Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu indigenous, ancient or modern spiritual iterations –   what is the common thread that connects us? What will cause ripples for all of us to stop and pay attention?  How can we manifest love, compassion, kindness towards our fellow human beings through community?