2016

In December 2016

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm  
Oneness Wednesdays – details here

Tuesdays, Noon to 1:30.
The High Noon Choir

The High Noon Choir invites all who like to sing in harmony to join us on Tuesdays for lively and joyous sessions of song.  Directed by Shivon Robinsong, founder of the Gettin’ Higher Choir, the High Noon Choir provides a place for singers who are looking for a daytime outlet for their voices.  Our repertoire is eclectic, including but not limited to world music, spirituals, African freedom songs, various rounds and chants, as well as some contemporary music. You do not need to know how to read music as much of the music is learned by oral tradition.  New singers are always welcome!

Info:   registration (including fees), contact Gloria Hansen at gloria@gettinhigherchoir.ca or 250-995-8731

 

Friday, December 2, 7 pm
Conversing with the Muse

An Interactive Poetry Evening. Seven poets, two musicians.

Tickets $10. (Fundraiser for the Church).

For further information: chrisbullock@shaw.ca

 

Monday, Dec 5th, 7pm
Satsang with Adam Chacksfield

Come and sit with Adam Chacksfield, non-dual teacher from California as he shares the direct experience of mind, heart, and life falling open.  In this effortless opening, your natural abundance of joy, peace, wisdom, and love become apparent and available.
“Adam delivers the essence of nondual awareness in an uncompromising form. He is wholeheartedly committed to creating new possibilities that are grounded in awareness and practical at the same time. I highly recommend him.”—Peter Fenner, Ph.D., author of Radiant Mind

$15-20 at the door; no one turned away due to lack of funds.

Full weekend retreat to follow (at a different location) if you are interested.

Registration with Tamara Mortimer at tamara@inessencecounselling.com

For more information, please go to:

http://www.adamchacksfield.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Victoria-Dec.-2016-2.pdf

 

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Sunday, Dec 11, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free DVD showing, silent sitting, dialogue, and refreshments.
Facilitator:  David Bruneau

These meetings on the second Sunday of the month from 2:00 to 5:00 pm are sponsored by the Krishnamurti Educational Centre of Canada.  J. Krishnamurti, the world-renowned 20th century philosopher and educator, has written and lectured extensively on relevant subjects such as freedom, love, truth, and meditation.  His ability to tackle these themes with great honesty and insight has helped many to see themselves and the world around them in a new way. The focus is on self understanding through self inquiry and includes contemporary teachers other than Krishnamurti.  The gatherings will include a short video clip of “K” speaking on a chosen topic, a printed handout from his book “Freedom From the Known”, which will be read at the meeting, and a group discussion. This type of discussion is seen by some as purposeful awareness of the goings on of the mind while a chosen topic is being looked at. This allows us to listen to others and observe ourselves in the process of discovering each subject anew and with clarity, as though encountering it and ourselves for the first time, and to share our spontaneous insight as it arises… Thus, this is an invitation to learn about ourselves and to act on our new discoveries.  There will be a short break for refreshments and then a video will be shown of another spiritual teacher such as Eckhart Tolle, Mooji, Rupert Spira, or Scott Kiloby – the specific person may vary each time – speaking on the same subject.  Finally, there will be another opportunity for group dialogue as time allows.  There is no charge for these events.

For further information please visit krishnamurti-canada.ca

Friday, Dec 16, Dinner: 6:00 p.m.
Bhakti Night

Bhakti Night is an evening of Devotion, Mythical Stories, and celebrating the Love found in the spiritual path.  Please join us for a vegan dinner at 6:00 and kirtan (call and response singing of sacred chants) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

Suggested donation  $10-$20.

For more info or to volunteer: robinavirk@gmail.com   Cell 778 677 0606

 

Saturday, Dec 17, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Junie Swadron’s Book Launch – Write Where You Are – A Book for Those Who Dream of Writing but Don’t Know Where to Begin

This is Junie Swadron‘s 2nd book…You may remember her first book, Re-Write Your Life.. Let’s all go and support her!
And if writing is something you have dreamed of doing but haven’t started yet – here’s something to put in your own or a friend’s Christmas stocking

For more info:  http://junieswadron.com/products-and-services/write-where-you-are-book/  and  Email: junie@junieswadron.com
Phone 250-813-0183

 

Saturday, Dec 17 at 7 pm
Christmas Soul Healing Concert with Master Marzena Preis and Wiktoria Lachowski
Facilitator: Marzena Preis

Let yourself be embraced with Divine Love and Light and with healing frequency through sound and music.

This concert is truly unique, with only a short rehearsal most of the music will be done in a flow depending on the need of those who come.

Thanks to her Spiritual Teacher Master Zhi Gang Sha, Master Marzena Preis has an unique ability to connect with Heaven as well as the Sacred and powerful Heaven’s Treasures and bring the healing Light to everyone present.

She travels all over the World to continue study with her teacher as well as to perform in the healing concerts. She has an opened heart and soul and always feels Honoured to help everyone who needs healing.

Wiktoria Lachowski is a student of opera at the Conservatory of Music as well as a student of Soul Healing. Her beautiful voice will enchant you and touch your heart. She willl be performing loved and known pieces which are always welcomed to sooth the heart and soul. She will also perform healing soul songs together with Marzena.

Do not miss this incredible opportunity of Divine Blessings and true rejoicing of the Holidays…

For more information or to reserve the tickets please call 250 661 4027

or email marzena3396815@gmail.com

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Sunday Dec 18th 2 4 pm
Alchemy of the Heart ~ A Consecration of Love


It is a time of healing and transformation, a time of coming of age… and opportunity to return to Love and Unity in Cooperation with one another.

Join me in Ceremony, we’ll begin opening our heart and attuning to the frequency of Love with the beautiful Spirit of Cacao. In Love one opens to all possibilities, and so in this space, one can receive clarity and messages to one’s Divine Path and Authentic Self. We’ll flow into Osho Kundalini Meditation and transition into a healing journeying with the drum, voice, and rattle. We will also be attuning ourselves to the energies of 2017. A year of New beginnings in Higher Frequencies.

Wear comfortable clothes, bring water, yoga mat and a blanket.
RSVP at sofi.mdc@gmail.com. Subject “Alchemy of the Heart”
Fee $40.00 / e-transfer at sofi.mdc@gmail.com

Sofi Martinez, RT-CRA, teaches and channels different Reiki Methods (Kundalini, Usui, Gold, Ethereal Crystal). It is her dream to share her heart and spiritual nourishment; so we can all become sources of Divine nourishment in the World.

 

Christmas Dinner on Dec.25th (Sunday) at the Church of Truth, Community of Conscious Living’

 

You are cordially invited to join our community for a pot luck Christmas dinner. The turkey will be ready and roasted, all you need to bring are the ‘extras’. (vegetables, cranberry sauce, gravy (?), stuffing, mashed potatoes, etc and desserts)

blankWe need to know beforehand if you plan on joining us (for the number of place settings)

Also we strongly encourage you to participate and help with the table setup AND the cleanup afterwards. Many hands make light work, fun ! Plan on about 4 hours of food & fun & community.

The second half of the evening will be the ‘ the fun & interesting ‘gift exchange. Please bring an item that you ‘no longer want’ from your home (no need to purchase anything!) wrap it up and then we’ll see what happens ! Your friends (with a gift) are most welcome to join us ! . . .however please bring enough ‘pot luck food’ items to cover their participation. Dress ? Festive, semi-formal ?

Further info: John at: sunvann@yahoo.ca Tel: 778 433 7755

 

In November 2016

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm  
Oneness Wednesdays – details here

 

Tuesdays, Noon to 1:30.
The High Noon Choir

The High Noon Choir invites all who like to sing in harmony to join us on Tuesdays for lively and joyous sessions of song.  Directed by Shivon Robinsong, founder of the Gettin’ Higher Choir, the High Noon Choir provides a place for singers who are looking for a daytime outlet for their voices.  Our repertoire is eclectic, including but not limited to world music, spirituals, African freedom songs, various rounds and chants, as well as some contemporary music. You do not need to know how to read music as much of the music is learned by oral tradition.  New singers are always welcome!

Info:   registration (including fees), contact Gloria Hansen at gloria@gettinhigherchoir.ca or 250-995-8731

 

November 03, 3 to 6 pm
A FACILITATED COMMUNITY CONVERSATION
Living Well / Dying Well with Bill Israel and Kim Holl
Sponsored by the Centre for Earth and Spirit Society

You are invited to a special Community Conversation in the sanctuary of the Church of Truth. This informal session will be facilitated by Bill Israel and Kim Holl. Join our Community Conversation as we explore each other’s wisdom, cultural traditions, and inherited stories that may support and/or inhibit a healthy attitude towards aging well. As part of the continuum of aging well, we will uncover our attitudes and beliefs that we hold on death and dying. During the Community Conversation: We will explore the aging and end-of-life issues that are of interest to you. Our conversation will begin with a few prompted questions – a doorway that leads to open and rich dialogue. We will explore, in a comfortable and sacred space, the wisdom, issues, questions, and concerns that are most important to you as you reflect upon your own aging process and final days.

Info:   Space is limited. Please contact Bill Israel to register your attendance. Telephone.: 250-744-0590 or E.mail: billisrael06@gmail.com   http://earthspiritcentre.blogspot.ca/

 

Friday, Nov. 4, 7:30-9 pm
Book Launch:  Fact into Fiction:  Tour de Mort by Chris Bullock and Kay Stewart 

Tour de Mort is a crime novel loosely based on the first Tour de Rock in 1998.

Info:  http://kaystewart.ca/  or kay_stewart@shaw.ca  or  250-384-8241

 

Sunday November 6, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Becoming the Word: A Movement and Vocal Workshop for Writers with Maggi Feehan and Kim Goodliffe

The written word moves from our imagination to the page in a silent process with its own codes and pleasures. The spoken word is expressed publicly, allowing us to hear ourselves, to ride the rhythm. For some, this bridge between the written and the spoken word can be fascinating and fun, while for others it may be vulnerable and frightening.

Come explore how you open and close to the movements and shapes that your words may take. Through explorations in vocal improvisation, sensuous language, witnessing ourselves and others, playing with rhythm, following the lead of our bodies, we allow the words that only we can offer in the moment, to move and flow through us.

Bring a writing inspiration to explore with the aid of your body – from a work in progress, a line that lingers, a blossoming poem or a story that only you can tell.

Maggi Feehan (MA) is a Counsellor, currently in training with Open Floor International, and the author of The Serpent’s Veil  (Thistledown Press).

Kim Goodliffe (MFA) is a VoiceWorks teacher (SoundBody Studio,Victoria) and the author of Lowballer  (Demeter Press).

Investment: $30 (register by Nov 2 with email transfer, cash or cheque to Maggi)

Contact: Maggi  maggif2012@gmail.com or Kim 778.872.8309

For more information: whiteeaglecounsellingandtherapy.ca

 

Friday, November 11, Dinner: 6:00 p.m.
Bhakti Night

Bhakti Night is an evening of Devotion, Mythical Stories, and celebrating the Love found in the spiritual path.  Please join us for a vegan dinner at 6:00 and kirtan (call and response singing of sacred chants) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

Suggested donation  $10-$20.

For more info or to volunteer: robinavirk@gmail.com   Cell 778 677 0606

 

Sunday, Nov 13, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free DVD showing, silent sitting, dialogue, and refreshments.
Facilitator:  David Bruneau

These meetings on the second Sunday of the month from 2:00 to 5:00 pm are sponsored by the Krishnamurti Educational Centre of Canada.  J. Krishnamurti, the world-renowned 20th century philosopher and educator, has written and lectured extensively on relevant subjects such as freedom, love, truth, and meditation.  His ability to tackle these themes with great honesty and insight has helped many to see themselves and the world around them in a new way. The focus is on self understanding through self inquiry and includes contemporary teachers other than Krishnamurti.  The gatherings will include a short video clip of “K” speaking on a chosen topic, a printed handout from his book “Freedom From the Known”, which will be read at the meeting, and a group discussion. This type of discussion is seen by some as purposeful awareness of the goings on of the mind while a chosen topic is being looked at. This allows us to listen to others and observe ourselves in the process of discovering each subject anew and with clarity, as though encountering it and ourselves for the first time, and to share our spontaneous insight as it arises… Thus, this is an invitation to learn about ourselves and to act on our new discoveries.  There will be a short break for refreshments and then a video will be shown of another spiritual teacher such as Eckhart Tolle, Mooji, Rupert Spira, or Scott Kiloby – the specific person may vary each time – speaking on the same subject.  Finally, there will be another opportunity for group dialogue as time allows.  There is no charge for these events.

For further information please visit krishnamurti-canada.ca

 

Friday, Nov 18, 6 – 8 p.m.
Book Launch: Glorious Me, My Journey on the Path to Self-Love, by Deborah Hawkey

Refreshments will be served.  Bring a friend for a chance to win a FREE book
Glorious Me will appeal to anyone dealing with challenges in their life and who want to be inspired by a success story. It is much more than a memoir about debilitating illness and emotional trauma. It holds the key to what is possible when you trust, love and forgive.

Info:    http://www.deborahhawkey.com/ or 250-813-1747

 

Saturday, Nov. 19, 7:30-9 p.m.
Book Launch: Memories, Meetings, and Murder: launch for Carolyn Redl’s A Canadian Childhood,  Bruce Partidge’s Effective Meetings; and Kay Stewart’s and Chris Bullock’s Tour de Mort.

Info: http://kaystewart.ca/  or kay_stewart@shaw.ca or  250-384-8241

 

Sunday November 20, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Book Launch:  I Always Loved Jesus, But The Church Stole Him From Me by Marvelous Trudeau

“For those who wonder about the greater meanings of being and life itself, this book will inspire you to pursue your spiritual quest. Marvelous takes you through her journey, and along the way shows how we all have a place amongst the Higher Power.”

For further info: http://www.marveloustrudeau.com/ or 250-384-2563

 

Two INTENSIVE JOURNAL Workshops with Bill Israel:
Fri and Sat, Nov 25 & 26 (12 hours) Life Context Workshop “Gaining a Perspective on Life”.

Learn the basic operating principles for using the Intensive Journal method through a direct experience in your life. This workshop covers about half of the exercises in the Intensive Journal workbook. Develop an inner perspective on the movement of your unfolding life process. Gain greater awareness of the continuity and direction of your life as it reveals what it is trying to become. Generate insights about significant areas of your life, including personal relationships, career and special interests, and body and health. The dialogue 7 process provides a unique way to gain feedback and momentum as you deepen your understanding of your life experience. Participants are introduced to the deeper-than-conscious and spiritual dimensions. Learn how to use wisdom figures to stimulate your inner process. The Life Context workshop provides you with a solid experience in your life from which you can work on your own or continue on to the next module. Prerequisite: None.  Cost:  $215.00 (CDN)
Sun and Mon, Nov 27-28 (12 hours) Depth Contact Workshop:“Symbolic Images and Meaning in Life’

Deepen the quality of your experience as you focus on the exercises in the second half of the Intensive Journal workbook. Learn how to use Progoff’s unique nonanalytical method to draw forth imagery and messages from your inner symbolic experiences. These can provide important leads in your unfolding life process. Using Process Meditation™ techniques provides specific ways of developing your spiritual process in the context of your entire life. Explore experiences of connection that had significant meaning, gain insights about your ultimate concerns, and explore major themes in your life. Progoff’s advanced meditation techniques provide an avenue for greater reflection. Prerequisite: Life Context (LC) workshop.  Cost:  $ 215.00 (CDN)

Info:  Both workshops $400.00 (CDN)   NOTE: Bursaries available for those with little or no income & students Registration includes all workshop materials (Journal Workbook in 3 ring binder; writing paper and handouts) A light evening meal for the first day of each workshop is provided, along with break refreshments each day. To register or get more information please contact Bill Israel. Telephone 250-744-0598 or Email billisrael06@gmail.com You can also learn more about the history, background and content for The INTENSIVE JOURNAL process and the facilitator by going on-line: www.billisrael.org and www.intensivejournal.org.

 

In October 2016

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm  
Oneness Wednesdays – details here

Tuesdays, Noon to 1:30.
The High Noon Choir

The High Noon Choir invites all who like to sing in harmony to join us on Tuesdays for lively and joyous sessions of song.  Directed by Shivon Robinsong, founder of the Gettin’ Higher Choir, the High Noon Choir provides a place for singers who are looking for a daytime outlet for their voices.  Our repertoire is eclectic, including but not limited to world music, spirituals, African freedom songs, various rounds and chants, as well as some contemporary music. You do not need to know how to read music as much of the music is learned by oral tradition.  New singers are always welcome!

Info:   registration (including fees), contact Gloria Hansen at gloria@gettinhigherchoir.ca or 250-995-8731

 

SUNDAY OCT 16th—2 pm
HEY EVERYONE! COME ONE & ALL to my BOOK LAUNCH

CATS, SPATS & HISSY FITS: CONFESSIONS OF A CAT LOVER by Ella Brown

Laugh and cry (but mostly laugh-out-loud) as you read this delightful and touching memoir of a cat lover. This book is full of surprises; real life true confessions interspersed with hilarious fantasy sequences.

Ella raises some thought provoking questions. For example:

–        Can a kitten have a near death experience?
–        What is the relationship between cats and aliens?
–        Are cats smarter than psychologists?
–        Are cats telepathic?

Want to know more?

CHRISTMAS is just around the corner! This book would make an ideal gift for the cat lover(s) in your life. Or for anyone who loves to laugh.

Cost: one book $20.00             Christmas Special: Two for $35.00

Enjoy tea, coffee and goodies     RSVP ellabee999@gmail.com

 

Monday, October 24, 7 p.m.
Group Aura Reading and Healing by Eloise Gladders, Spiritual Healer and Medical Intuitive.

This is a meditative energy session and these group sessions have been described as deep, profound, and one of the most positive experiences you could ever have.  No prior experience of meditation or energy work is required.  Everyone will receive a chakra clearing and healing.  Please bring your water bottle as your vibration will go up.

Read more about group healings at http:\\www.eloisegladders-healer.com

Admission is $25.  Reserve your seat by sending an e-transfer to eloise_gladders@shaw.ca or pay with credit card on the website.

Phone 250 882 1110 for more information.

 

Friday, Oct 28, 7:30 pm
Please join Peia and ensemble for a heart-expanding, soul-stirring concert featuring songs from around the globe.

Peia is a vocalist, composer and Sacred Song preserver of traditions that span across the globe. She has traveled extensively and studied from the rich lineages of Medieval Chant, Bulgarian and Celtic Folk Music, Indian Classical Raga and Medicine songs from the Native peoples of North and South America.

Gifted with a broad, soaring vocal range and crystalline tone, she sings with depth and beauty, moving audiences to tears and inviting listeners to reconnect with one’s own purpose and the heart of Earth. Accompanying herself with Charango, Harmonium, and Guitar, Peia’s music creates an organic sound scape for vibrational healing.

Doors open at 7 pm, concert begins at 7:30pm. $20 advance/$25 at the door.

All info at peiasong.com

 

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In September 2016

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm  
Oneness Wednesdays – details here

Tuesdays, Noon to 1:30.
The High Noon Choir

The High Noon Choir invites all who like to sing in harmony to join us on Tuesdays for lively and joyous sessions of song.  Directed by Shivon Robinsong, founder of the Gettin’ Higher Choir, the High Noon Choir provides a place for singers who are looking for a daytime outlet for their voices.  Our repertoire is eclectic, including but not limited to world music, spirituals, African freedom songs, various rounds and chants, as well as some contemporary music. You do not need to know how to read music as much of the music is learned by oral tradition.  New singers are always welcome!

Info:   registration (including fees), contact Gloria Hansen at gloria@gettinhigherchoir.ca or 250-995-8731

 

Sunday, Sept 11, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free DVD showing, silent sitting, dialogue, and refreshments.
Facilitator:  David Bruneau

These meetings on the second Sunday of the month from 2:00 to 5:00 pm are sponsored by the Krishnamurti Educational Centre of Canada.  J. Krishnamurti, the world-renowned 20th century philosopher and educator, has written and lectured extensively on relevant subjects such as freedom, love, truth, and meditation.  His ability to tackle these themes with great honesty and insight has helped many to see themselves and the world around them in a new way. The focus is on self understanding through self inquiry and includes contemporary teachers other than Krishnamurti.  The gatherings will include a short video clip of “K” speaking on a chosen topic, a printed handout from his book “Freedom From the Known”, which will be read at the meeting, and a group discussion. This type of discussion is seen by some as purposeful awareness of the goings on of the mind while a chosen topic is being looked at. This allows us to listen to others and observe ourselves in the process of discovering each subject anew and with clarity, as though encountering it and ourselves for the first time, and to share our spontaneous insight as it arises… Thus, this is an invitation to learn about ourselves and to act on our new discoveries.  There will be a short break for refreshments and then a video will be shown of another spiritual teacher such as Eckhart Tolle, Mooji, Rupert Spira, or Scott Kiloby – the specific person may vary each time – speaking on the same subject.  Finally, there will be another opportunity for group dialogue as time allows.  There is no charge for these events.

For further information please visit krishnamurti-canada.ca

 

Monday, September 19, 2016
Spirit Speaks – An Evening of Mediumship with Ara Parisien, International Medium

Join in on a special evening with Victoria’s own International Medium and Spiritual Teacher, Ara Parisien!

Ara brings almost 30 years of experience in connecting to Spirit and her work has been heralded across many countries of the world.  She has been consistently referred to as the female version of John Edward.  She is quick to say she has her own unique style that breeds empowerment to all whom are held in her focus.  Her mediumship demonstrations are unparalleled; Spirit messages, healing, compassionate, gentle and loving.  See for yourself and allow Spirit to touch your heart with unconditional love.

One evening only.  Seating is limited so secure your place early!

Tickets available at: 

Email Ara Parisien for more information:  araparisien@gmail.com

Website:  www.araparisien.com

 

Monday, Sept 26, 7:00 – 9:00 pm  
A Course in Conscience Dying – Dale Presley

The manner of dying in a modern culture, which ours surely is, reveals a void where meaning-making should be. The Salish Sea Hospice Project wonders about making meaning from dying and the role of death in a culture that has forgotten how to die. A Course In Conscious Dying calls to those who seek a path to the end of days that is neither hard nor hard to find.

Tickets $20 at the door.

 

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In August 2016

Tuesday,  August 2, 2016 7 – 9 pm 
The Astrology of the U.S. Election 2016 With Astrologer Michael O’Connor

 

Gain insight into the Election and the State of the Union in general from the perspective of Astrology and learn examples of how Astrology works and how it can be applied to your life. No prior knowledge of Astrology required.

$15 (at door)

Michael O’Connor, Life Coach Astrologer

Available for in-person Readings by appointment

 www.sunstarastrology.com 250.352.6871 sunstarastrology@gmail.com

Affirmation*Inspiration*Vision*Strategy

 

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Friday, Aug. 5th, 7pm-9pm
Sacred Ceremony (Puja) To Balance the Masculine and Feminine Energies for Personal and World Healing-With Ramana

The reunion of Shiva and Parvati, after eons of separation, symbolizes the perfect merging of Divine feminine and masculine energies. On this Indian sacred festival day, Hariyali Teej, this reunion is honored. The holy mountain Arunachla (Shiva) is considered by most of South India to be the physical embodiment of this union.

This holy day is an auspicious and powerful day for transformation, where the depth of silence merges with the infinite heart of consciousness.

It will be an opportunity for deep healing, where all is absorbed in the silence of the heart.

Ramana will be your guide for this sacred ceremony.

It will be an evening of devotion and complete surrender to love.

Please bring a flower as an offering to Lakshmi and Arunachala Shiva.

Suggested donation: $15 20% of proceeds go to the India School Supplies trust.

Information:   Ramana – Radical Awakening  or call Bob at (250-383-9425)  or email him at ramanainfovictoria@gmail.com
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Thursday Aug 11, 2016 7  pm
Concert Cello and Voice

 

DEJA VOUS is a concert acclaimed Portuguese cellist Marina Hasselberg and Cathy Lewis has performed in Vancouver and in Prince George at the Casse-Tete Festival and been very well received. We are very happy to be performing here in Victoria. It is a concert of beautiful and interesting music and poetry. Sappho and Han Shan are highlighted poets and the compositions, mostly Canadian, hail from 17th century, 1940’s, ’80’s ’90’s and 2016.

Featured on the program are Cold Mountain Songs by legendary Czech/Canadian composer Rudolf Komorous and a new work written for us by Christopher Reiche, newly appointed president of the Canadian League of Composers, entitled Messages by Hand: By way of Postcard. Also included on the program are works by Canadian composers Linda Catlin Smith and Mark Hand and British composers Henry Purcell and Jocelyn Pook (composer of music for Stanley Kubrick film Eyes Wide Shut among one of Pook’s many accomplishments).

Concert start time is 7pm and is an hour long with no intermission. Sunset is @ 8:45, so after the concert you could enjoy a walk at Ogden Point and watch the sun set;-)

Please note, you can purchase tickets in advance online at brownpapertickets. http://dejavousvictoria.bpt.me/

Seating is limited so please consider purchasing online.

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Sunday, August 14, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free DVD showing, silent sitting, dialogue, and refreshments.
Facilitator:  David Bruneau

These meetings on the second Sunday of the month from 2:00 to 5:00 pm are sponsored by the Krishnamurti Educational Centre of Canada.  J. Krishnamurti, the world-renowned 20th century philosopher and educator, has written and lectured extensively on relevant subjects such as freedom, love, truth, and meditation.  His ability to tackle these themes with great honesty and insight has helped many to see themselves and the world around them in a new way. The focus is on self understanding through self inquiry and includes contemporary teachers other than Krishnamurti.  The gatherings will include a short video clip of “K” speaking on a chosen topic, a printed handout from his book “Freedom From the Known”, which will be read at the meeting, and a group discussion. This type of discussion is seen by some as purposeful awareness of the goings on of the mind while a chosen topic is being looked at. This allows us to listen to others and observe ourselves in the process of discovering each subject anew and with clarity, as though encountering it and ourselves for the first time, and to share our spontaneous insight as it arises… Thus, this is an invitation to learn about ourselves and to act on our new discoveries.  There will be a short break for refreshments and then a video will be shown of another spiritual teacher such as Eckhart Tolle, Mooji, Rupert Spira, or Scott Kiloby – the specific person may vary each time – speaking on the same subject.  Finally, there will be another opportunity for group dialogue as time allows.  There is no charge for these events.

For further information please visit krishnamurti-canada.ca

 

Thursday, August 18, 2016 7-8:30 PM
The Gift of True Happiness, an Introduction to the Wisdom Teachings of Adi Da Samraj

 

Come meet Dan Green and Elze Wit from Adi Da’s Island Ashram in Fiji— hear their stories, ask questions and learn about courses that give access to the profound wisdom gifts of Adi Da Samraj.

“The true Guru-devotee relationship is real physics. Therefore, because human beings can make unique use of the Offering of the Adept-Realizer’s Company, it is to the special advantage of people when an Adept-Realizer (of whatever Real degree) appears in their midst.”

– Adi Da Samraj

The way that Adi Da Samraj offers is a choice based on awakening to our true Divine condition.  FREE: donations accepted. Bring friends.

Contact: SusanGuaer: 1-604 716-4831

www.adidam.org
www.dawnhorsepress.com
www.youtube.com/user/AdiDaVideos

 

Monday, August 22, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Vision Program: Introductory Class
Facilitator: Kiley Redhead

Gain clarity about your inspired work

Each of us wants to live a life of meaning and make a valuable contribution by doing work we love. To do work you love, it has to be in alignment with your life purpose, vision, and mission.
Without clarity about these guiding principles, you likely feel lost. To gain clarity about the real work you are here to do, you must know exactly who you are and what it is you have to offer the world.

Your inspired work is the work that is the truest expression of who you are. So the question is… who are you? What are you here to do? What are your unique gifts? What is the path to your inspired work?

Join this 2-hour introductory class to explore these questions and learn what you can do to create work in alignment with who you really are.

Everyone welcome!

The introductory class is FREE. Registration in advance is required. To reserve your free spot, visit Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vision-program-introductory-class-victoria-tickets-26000801096

For more information: http://thenewschool.ca/introductory-class/blank

In July 2016

Saturday, July 2nd, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  
Bliss – in Sacred Sound Current

EVENING OF DEVOTIONAL SONGS
$10 donation
6 pm Chai and Snacks
7 pm Bhavantu Sound
Gita Yawaste and Guests

“The knower of the mystery of sound knows the mystery of the whole universe.” Hazrat Inayat Khan

 

Monday’s, June 6th  through July 18th @ 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Deepak Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga
with Chopra Certified Instructor’s, Laurin Kyle Boyle & Mary Garden

 

This very special 7 week Yoga class introduces you to the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga as developed by Dr. Deepak Chopra. Each week will reveal and celebrate a new spiritual law applying that learning to your yoga practice. We’ll begin each session with breathe work introducing powerful techniques to help you relax & energize, and finish with a guided or silent meditation with home-practice tips. Includes tea & conversation until 8:30pm

Perfect for Adults of All Ages & Stages from Advanced Yoginis & Yogis to New Beginners.  As a Gentle Hatha Style Yoga Practice, we offer a Chair Yoga option as well. Advance registration is required – register for individual classes ($15 per person) or save when you buy all seven ($90 per person).

Information: info@salishseawellbeing.com, 778-677-6550

REGISTER: WWW.SALISHSEAWELLBEING.COM

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Sunday, July 10, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free DVD showing, silent sitting, dialogue, and refreshments.
Facilitator:  David Bruneau

These meetings on the second Sunday of the month from 2:00 to 5:00 pm are sponsored by the Krishnamurti Educational Centre of Canada.  J. Krishnamurti, the world-renowned 20th century philosopher and educator, has written and lectured extensively on relevant subjects such as freedom, love, truth, and meditation.  His ability to tackle these themes with great honesty and insight has helped many to see themselves and the world around them in a new way. The focus is on self understanding through self inquiry and includes contemporary teachers other than Krishnamurti.  The gatherings will include a short video clip of “K” speaking on a chosen topic, a printed handout from his book “Freedom From the Known”, which will be read at the meeting, and a group discussion. This type of discussion is seen by some as purposeful awareness of the goings on of the mind while a chosen topic is being looked at. This allows us to listen to others and observe ourselves in the process of discovering each subject anew and with clarity, as though encountering it and ourselves for the first time, and to share our spontaneous insight as it arises… Thus, this is an invitation to learn about ourselves and to act on our new discoveries.  There will be a short break for refreshments and then a video will be shown of another spiritual teacher such as Eckhart Tolle, Mooji, Rupert Spira, or Scott Kiloby – the specific person may vary each time – speaking on the same subject.  Finally, there will be another opportunity for group dialogue as time allows.  There is no charge for these events.

For further information please visit krishnamurti-canada.ca

 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 7 p.m.  

Eloise Gladders, Intuitive and Spiritual Healer and Medical Intuitive, is offering a Group Aura Reading and Healing.  This is a deeply meditative energy session and reading.  No prior experience of meditation or energy work is needed to benefit fully.  Eloise will be channeling the energy of Divine Love.  Please bring your water bottle because your vibration will go up!

Admission $25 cash at the door or e-transfer to email or credit card on the website.

http://www.eloisegladders-healer.com ; RSVP eloise_gladders@shaw.ca; voice/text 250 882 1110

 

Sunday, July 24th at 7:30 pm
Gina Salá Kirtan/World Chant Concert

Come celebrate in the heart-opening, grooving chant and the energy and beauty of summer with Global Vocalist Gina Salá and Friends.

Gina Salá offers up a swirling set of kirtan (participatory chant and mantra from a few traditions), song and story with warmth, humor and devotion. The mind rests like a bee in a poppy, and the body unwinds in the swirl of mantra and rhythm. Gina will be joined by a wonderful band including Niel Golden on tabla and percussion.

Gina Salá has been chanting since her early childhood ashram years. Her repertoire spans 23 languages and performance credits include Cirque du Soleil, the United Nations, yoga festivals and more. With warmth, humor and devotion, she offers Indian classical singing, sanskrit, stories and sound tantra in classes, cds, kirtans, and her annual RIver of Sound India Tour, and retreats in Mexico, Maui and other places.  www.ginasala.com

Niel Golden is a talented tabla player percussionist hailing from Victoria versed in classical styles, as well as accompaniment for kirtan and known for his lauded work with Harry Manx, Xavier Rudd and others.

Tickets:
Kirtan $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Advance Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets
Kirtan: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2568648

 

In June 2016

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm  
Oneness Wednesdays – details here

Tuesdays, Noon to 1:30.
The High Noon Choir

The High Noon Choir invites all who like to sing in harmony to join us on Tuesdays for lively and joyous sessions of song.  Directed by Shivon Robinsong, founder of the Gettin’ Higher Choir, the High Noon Choir provides a place for singers who are looking for a daytime outlet for their voices.  Our repertoire is eclectic, including but not limited to world music, spirituals, African freedom songs, various rounds and chants, as well as some contemporary music. You do not need to know how to read music as much of the music is learned by oral tradition.  New singers are always welcome!

Info:   registration (including fees), contact Gloria Hansen at gloria@gettinhigherchoir.ca or 250-995-8731

 

Monday’s, June 6th  through July 18th @ 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Deepak Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga
with Chopra Certified Instructor’s, Laurin Kyle Boyle & Mary Garden

 

This very special 7 week Yoga class introduces you to the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga as developed by Dr. Deepak Chopra. Each week will reveal and celebrate a new spiritual law applying that learning to your yoga practice. We’ll begin each session with breathe work introducing powerful techniques to help you relax & energize, and finish with a guided or silent meditation with home-practice tips. Includes tea & conversation until 8:30pm

Perfect for Adults of All Ages & Stages from Advanced Yoginis & Yogis to New Beginners.  As a Gentle Hatha Style Yoga Practice, we offer a Chair Yoga option as well. Advance registration is required – register for individual classes ($15 per person) or save when you buy all seven ($90 per person).

Information: info@salishseawellbeing.com, 778-677-6550

REGISTER: WWW.SALISHSEAWELLBEING.COM

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June 10 – 15, 2016

 

Click here for Dr Abey’s Victoria Schedule

 

Sunday, June 12, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free DVD showing, silent sitting, dialogue, and refreshments.
Facilitator:  David Bruneau

These meetings on the second Sunday of the month from 2:00 to 5:00 pm are sponsored by the Krishnamurti Educational Centre of Canada.  J. Krishnamurti, the world-renowned 20th century philosopher and educator, has written and lectured extensively on relevant subjects such as freedom, love, truth, and meditation.  His ability to tackle these themes with great honesty and insight has helped many to see themselves and the world around them in a new way. The focus is on self understanding through self inquiry and includes contemporary teachers other than Krishnamurti.  The gatherings will include a short video clip of “K” speaking on a chosen topic, a printed handout from his book “Freedom From the Known”, which will be read at the meeting, and a group discussion. This type of discussion is seen by some as purposeful awareness of the goings on of the mind while a chosen topic is being looked at. This allows us to listen to others and observe ourselves in the process of discovering each subject anew and with clarity, as though encountering it and ourselves for the first time, and to share our spontaneous insight as it arises… Thus, this is an invitation to learn about ourselves and to act on our new discoveries.  There will be a short break for refreshments and then a video will be shown of another spiritual teacher such as Eckhart Tolle, Mooji, Rupert Spira, or Scott Kiloby – the specific person may vary each time – speaking on the same subject.  Finally, there will be another opportunity for group dialogue as time allows.  There is no charge for these events.

For further information please visit krishnamurti-canada.ca

 

Tuesday, June 14th   6:30 – 9:15
Craig Shumilt – Everything You Want to Know about Book Publishing

Junie Swadron – Beyond Writer’s Block along with THE ANTIDOTE to why some people hate to write and would rather do anything else..including eating bugs for breakfast, staying adrift at sea, or inviting your sweetie’s last girl friend to move in with you! Uhm…maybe not.

CRAIG SHEMILT, owner of Printorium Bookworks and Island Blue Print Co. Ltd. Ltd. will cover everything a novice or professional writer needs to know to succeed. From concept, writing, design, to formatting and printing. Q & A to follow. www.islandblue.com

JUNIE SWADRON, psychotherapist, author, and writing coach will share her experience as a writing coach for the past 22 years which includes assisting writers to become authors. She will share the truth about writer’s block and give plenty of tips to move beyond it.e

Junie will also read from her soon to be published book,Write Where You Are, The Journal-Writing Handbook for Those Who Dream of Writing but Don’t Know Where To Begin

$15.00 on line

$20.00 at the door   Cash and cheques only

Register on line:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/everything-you-want-to-know-about-book-publishing-tickets-25732672115?aff=ebrowse

Questions can be directed to June Swadron – junie@junieswadron.com 250 – 813-0183

 

 

Eyes on Talent  

Sunday, June 26th 7 – 10:15 p.m.

Admission Donation

A FUN-d-Raising Variety Show hosted by Junie Swadron

An Evening Of Informative Speakers And Fabulous Entertainment

Raising Awareness for what is being called, The Hidden Epidemic, undiagnosed Neuro-Visual deficits

The epidemic is one of adults and children not diagnosed (or inaccurately diagnosed with learning disabilities that they may not have); people who struggle for a lifetime with symptoms caused by repairable Binocular Vision Dysfunction.

This inadequate vision screening is leading to an epidemic of children with learning problems, brain Injuries, dizziness, vertigo, headaches and migraines.  With proper screening, to identify Binocular Vision Dysfunction, successful treatment is now available.

To learn more information about the speakers and performers:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/eyes-on-talent-fun-d-raising-variety-show-tickets-25782054820

To read Junie’s story where she puts the pieces together – seeing no how the bullying she received in childhood relates to an undiagnosed condition with her eyes. It is what countless children face today  

http://junieswadron.com/2016/06/mr-logan/

 

In May 2016

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm  
Oneness Wednesdays – details here

Tuesdays, Noon to 1:30.
The High Noon Choir

The High Noon Choir invites all who like to sing in harmony to join us on Tuesdays for lively and joyous sessions of song.  Directed by Shivon Robinsong, founder of the Gettin’ Higher Choir, the High Noon Choir provides a place for singers who are looking for a daytime outlet for their voices.  Our repertoire is eclectic, including but not limited to world music, spirituals, African freedom songs, various rounds and chants, as well as some contemporary music. You do not need to know how to read music as much of the music is learned by oral tradition.  New singers are always welcome!

Info:   registration (including fees), contact Gloria Hansen at gloria@gettinhigherchoir.ca or 250-995-8731

 

Sunday, May 8, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free DVD showing, silent sitting, dialogue, and refreshments.
Facilitator:  David Bruneau

These meetings on the second Sunday of the month from 2:00 to 5:00 pm are sponsored by the Krishnamurti Educational Centre of Canada.  J. Krishnamurti, the world-renowned 20th century philosopher and educator, has written and lectured extensively on relevant subjects such as freedom, love, truth, and meditation.  His ability to tackle these themes with great honesty and insight has helped many to see themselves and the world around them in a new way. The focus is on self understanding through self inquiry and includes contemporary teachers other than Krishnamurti.  The gatherings will include a short video clip of “K” speaking on a chosen topic, a printed handout from his book “Freedom From the Known”, which will be read at the meeting, and a group discussion. This type of discussion is seen by some as purposeful awareness of the goings on of the mind while a chosen topic is being looked at. This allows us to listen to others and observe ourselves in the process of discovering each subject anew and with clarity, as though encountering it and ourselves for the first time, and to share our spontaneous insight as it arises… Thus, this is an invitation to learn about ourselves and to act on our new discoveries.  There will be a short break for refreshments and then a video will be shown of another spiritual teacher such as Eckhart Tolle, Mooji, Rupert Spira, or Scott Kiloby – the specific person may vary each time – speaking on the same subject.  Finally, there will be another opportunity for group dialogue as time allows.  There is no charge for these events.

For further information please visit krishnamurti-canada.ca

 

Friday, May 20 , 18:30 pm – 21:00 pm
Open to everyone with a cost of $10
Facilitator:  Meg Peterson
“Mitori”… Death Doula, culture of death from Japan

Ms. Kumiko Shibata and her staff will come to Victoria for the first time to share her wisdom and experiences around death beds.

Ms. Shibata has founded a terminal care home, Naogmino Sato, in Japan.

She has been actively involved in supporting ones death to be dignified and be honoured for the last 2 and half decades.

She also passionately talks about souls been passed on to you when you send them to the other side by holding them at the last hours.

Grief will be minimized and the sense of togetherness will last.

If you had a strife with the person dying and that had persisted till the end, the moment you hold them in support of passing will melts everything…

She has more to share so please come join us! English interpreter is presented.

Please bring along anybody interested with you.

Contact 2508917406 (Text welcome) and heal-thyself@hotmail.co.jp

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May 21 Saturday  10am-4pm
Cost:  $125  (Free DVD for home practice – $50 value)
“Happiness Effect” with Chi Gong: with  Master Teresa Yeung & David Blake Chatfield

 

One Day Chi Gong Retreat with two Masterminds – An unique spiritual connection with the source energy – Chi

Master Teresa Yeung is a well acclaimed Generational Master of Chi Gong, speaker, healer and author. The mission and motivation of Master Teresa is rooted in a traditional Chinese Proverb, “when you give a person a fish, you feed them once, but if you teach them how to fish, you feel them for a lifetime.”

She founded the Seventh Happiness School of Chi Gong to raise consciousness, and develop knowledge and teachings to accelerate integrative healings of physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual state. She is the sole successor of Grandmaster Weizhao Wu’s lineage. Wu was a distinguished Chi Gong master, educator and creator of the highly successful Wu’s Eye Qi Gong helped millions of people..  www.TheSeventhHappiness.com & www.EyeChiGong.com

Guest Speaker:

David Blake Chatfield is International Best-Selling Author, Happiness Expert and Public Speaker, & Global Music Industry Career Advisor. His book: Take Control and Crack the Code of Happiness is inspiring and works!

Master Teresa was upgraded TWO times FREE First Class Business Class for her 2 airplane trips in 10-days after reading David Chatfield book!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7wYGU0hmxA

Cost:  $125 with a Chi Gong DVD ($50 value)

Online Registration:  www.TheSeventhHappiness.com

Email: TheSeventhHappiness@gmail.com For Master Teresa’s newsletter click here.

 

Saturday, May 21st at 8 p.m.
Wanderlust: Songs of Travel, Solitude and Homecoming with mezzo-soprano Elisabeth Wagner, pianist Charlotte Hale and actor Trevor Hinton

Wanderlust — the yearning to travel, to discover new places and cultures, to find inner peace. And yet, home calls us back, especially when loved ones await.
This recital program integrates a set of readings from the poetry and prose of early 20th Century poet, Rainer Maria Rilke. A romantic spirit, Rilke grew up in Prague and in his adult life travelled to Russia (to meet Tolstoy), Paris (where he was secretary to Rodin), Spain, and Italy, among others. He died in Switzerland in 1926 at the age of 51.

Songs are by Vaughan-Williams, Dvorak, Schubert and others, with some Spanish songs and more contemporary songs too.

Tickets are $15 at the door.

For more information, see http://www.bellartemusicdrama.com/wanderlust-songs-of-travel-solitude-and-homecoming/

 

 

 

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Sunday, May 22nd, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Alethia Breathework & Sound Journey
Facilitators: Scott Kelly & Blythe MacDonald

 

This dynamic combination of Breathe & Spirit Music will Transport and Transform you! Aletheia Breathwork facilitators Blythe and Scott will guide you through an intense journey of Internal Surrender through the Self-Healing technique of Conscious, Connected Breathwork – a therapeutic modality known for its ability to access the depths of our being and unite with our Inner Guru. Only once we allow ourselves to Trust and surrender to the Power of this Instinctual Guidance are we able to discover the often unexplored areas of our Subconscious and Heal the Roots of our Holding Patterns and Energetic Blockages (which have often been with us since birth.) In doing so, we can Free ourselves from the “Stories” and “Triggers” (which so often dictate our existence,) offering the opportunity to Redirect and Revolutionize our Lives!

During this Breath Exploration, Sound Healers Blair and Astaria will stimulate your senses with their exceptional assortment of instruments, ranging from drums and didgeridoo to crystal bowls and chimes. This fusion of ancient tools of alignment will take you on a healing journey of its own, amplifying the already heightened energy of the space with their meditative reverberations. This unique and unforgettable experience works to relax and restore Balance in the Body, Mind and Spirit, creating a safe container for Self Expression and Release.

*Investment is $40 in advance or $45 AT THE DOOR *
We highly recommend PREREGISTRATION as these events often sell out. Plus, it allows us the ability to effectively prepare enough healthy snacks and tea for everyone to enjoy at the end ?

For further information and Registration, please contact:
Scott – 250.882.3454
Scott@GentleEarth.ca (etransfer)
OR

Blythe – 250.896.4656
BreatheWithBlythe@gmail.com (etransfer or PayPal)

For more information, find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1753081968270078/

 

In April 2016

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm  
Oneness Wednesdays – details here

Tuesdays, Noon to 1:30.
The High Noon Choir

The High Noon Choir invites all who like to sing in harmony to join us on Tuesdays for lively and joyous sessions of song.  Directed by Shivon Robinsong, founder of the Gettin’ Higher Choir, the High Noon Choir provides a place for singers who are looking for a daytime outlet for their voices.  Our repertoire is eclectic, including but not limited to world music, spirituals, African freedom songs, various rounds and chants, as well as some contemporary music. You do not need to know how to read music as much of the music is learned by oral tradition.  New singers are always welcome!

Info:   registration (including fees), contact Gloria Hansen at gloria@gettinhigherchoir.ca or 250-995-8731

Friday, April 8  Vegan Dinner at 6 p.m. Kirtan 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Bhati Night Spring 2016.

 

 

 

Sunday, April 10, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free DVD showing, silent sitting, dialogue, and refreshments.
Facilitator:  David Bruneau

These meetings on the second Sunday of the month from 2:00 to 5:00 pm are sponsored by the Krishnamurti Educational Centre of Canada.  J. Krishnamurti, the world-renowned 20th century philosopher and educator, has written and lectured extensively on relevant subjects such as freedom, love, truth, and meditation.  His ability to tackle these themes with great honesty and insight has helped many to see themselves and the world around them in a new way. The focus is on self understanding through self inquiry and includes contemporary teachers other than Krishnamurti.  The gatherings will include a short video clip of “K” speaking on a chosen topic, a printed handout from his book “Freedom From the Known”, which will be read at the meeting, and a group discussion. This type of discussion is seen by some as purposeful awareness of the goings on of the mind while a chosen topic is being looked at. This allows us to listen to others and observe ourselves in the process of discovering each subject anew and with clarity, as though encountering it and ourselves for the first time, and to share our spontaneous insight as it arises… Thus, this is an invitation to learn about ourselves and to act on our new discoveries.  There will be a short break for refreshments and then a video will be shown of another spiritual teacher such as Eckhart Tolle, Mooji, Rupert Spira, or Scott Kiloby – the specific person may vary each time – speaking on the same subject.  Finally, there will be another opportunity for group dialogue as time allows.  There is no charge for these events.

For further information please visit krishnamurti-canada.ca

 

Friday, April 15, 7pm
A talk by international speaker Dr. Ravi Ravindra on “The Purpose of Yoga and the Teaching of J. Krishnamurti”.

This talk will explore the purpose and practice of Yoga in Patañjali’s classical text “The Yoga Sutras”  in light of the teachings of the modern sage J. Krishnamurti.  It is sponsored by KECC and the Hatha Yoga Association of Victoria. Suggested donation: $15. 

The deeper meaning of these teachings and their application to daily living will be explored at a weekend workshop with Dr. Ravindra at the Krishnamurti Centre in Metchosin, to which this talk is an introduction.  See http://www.krishnamurti-canada.ca/retreats/yoga-and-krishnamurti for more information.

 

Monday April 18 – One day Workshop with Ravi Ravindra
The Heart and Purpose of Yoga

 

Event sponsored by the Hatha Yoga Association of Victoria For more information: Shannon Buchan 778 678 3859

Registration: http://members.shaw.ca/hathayogavictoria/

 

Saturday, April 23, Doors 7pm, show 7:30pm to 9pm
The Pandora Chorus in Concert Directed by Glenna Garramone

 

Details: http://glennagarramone.com/the-pandora-chorus-choir

The Pandora Chorus is an non-auditioned indie-pop-rock community choir directed by Glenna Garramone, and accompanied by Julian Mulhall on piano.  The Pandora Chorus will be presenting a concert of our Spring repertoire, including songs by Hozier, Cyndi Lauper, Shakey Graves, Amber Run, Feist, Gnarls Barkley, and more.

Tickets are $10 advance, $12 at the door (if there are tickets remaining).

Accompanied children under 12 do not require a ticket.

Advance tickets recommended, available at Lyle’s Place (770 Yates St), and online through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-pandora-chorus-in-concert-april-2016-tickets-24372137720?ref=ebtnebtckt

 

In March 2016

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm  
Oneness Wednesdays – details here

Tuesdays, Noon to 1:30.
The High Noon Choir

The High Noon Choir invites all who like to sing in harmony to join us on Tuesdays for lively and joyous sessions of song.  Directed by Shivon Robinsong, founder of the Gettin’ Higher Choir, the High Noon Choir provides a place for singers who are looking for a daytime outlet for their voices.  Our repertoire is eclectic, including but not limited to world music, spirituals, African freedom songs, various rounds and chants, as well as some contemporary music. You do not need to know how to read music as much of the music is learned by oral tradition.  New singers are always welcome!

Info:   registration (including fees), contact Gloria Hansen at gloria@gettinhigherchoir.ca or 250-995-8731

 

Sunday, March 06, 2016 – 1;30 to 3:30 pm
Free INTENSIVE JOURNAL (I J) Introduction/Overview
Facilitated by Bill Israel, Certified I J Consultant

This two hour session will provide a brief history of the I J program along with a description of the I J Workbook and Workshop procedures and method. There will be time for questions and answers with course handouts.

For information and registration contact: billisrael06@gmail.com  or Telephone: 250-744-0590
Website: www.billisrael.org

 

Sunday,March 13, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free DVD showing, silent sitting, dialogue, and refreshments.
Facilitator:  David Bruneau

These meetings on the second Sunday of the month from 2:00 to 5:00 pm are sponsored by the Krishnamurti Educational Centre of Canada.  J. Krishnamurti, the world-renowned 20th century philosopher and educator, has written and lectured extensively on relevant subjects such as freedom, love, truth, and meditation.  His ability to tackle these themes with great honesty and insight has helped many to see themselves and the world around them in a new way. The focus is on self understanding through self inquiry and includes contemporary teachers other than Krishnamurti.  The gatherings will include a short video clip of “K” speaking on a chosen topic, a printed handout from his book “Freedom From the Known”, which will be read at the meeting, and a group discussion. This type of discussion is seen by some as purposeful awareness of the goings on of the mind while a chosen topic is being looked at. This allows us to listen to others and observe ourselves in the process of discovering each subject anew and with clarity, as though encountering it and ourselves for the first time, and to share our spontaneous insight as it arises… Thus, this is an invitation to learn about ourselves and to act on our new discoveries.  There will be a short break for refreshments and then a video will be shown of another spiritual teacher such as Eckhart Tolle, Mooji, Rupert Spira, or Scott Kiloby – the specific person may vary each time – speaking on the same subject.  Finally, there will be another opportunity for group dialogue as time allows.  There is no charge for these events.

For further information please visit krishnamurti-canada.ca

 

Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, 2016
An INTENSIVE JOURNAL (I J) Workshop titled  LIFE CONTEXT
Facilitated by Bill Israel, Certified I J Consultant

You will gain a perspective on your life through a private I J writing process in a meditative group setting.
You will gain insights about major areas of your life including relationships with others, body and health as well as career and special interests. Brochure available in lobby of the Church of Truth.

No prerequisite.12 hours of guided, structured Journal writing. $215.00 CDN  Scholarships available.

Price includes Journal Workbook binder, all writing materials and a light dinner meal on Friday evening.

For information and registration contact: billisrael06@gmail.com  or Telephone: 250-744-0590
Website: www.billisrael.org

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 19TH AT 7 PM
Church of Truth Talent Show and Silent Auction Fundraisers
talent Show
COME TO OUR ANNUAL TALENT SHOW and  SILENT AUCTION 

SILENT AUCTION WILL GO ON THROUGHOUT THE EVENING

COFFEE AND GOODIES WILL BE SERVED AT INTERMISSION

ADMISSION AT THE DOOR:  SUGGESTED DONATION: $10.00 (or whatever you can afford)

 

Sunday and Monday, March 20-21, 2016
An INTENSIVE JOURNAL (I J) Workshop titled DEPTH CONTACT

Facilitated by Bill Israel, Certified I J Consultant

You will continue your journal work focusing on the second part of the I J Workbook which includes Symbolic Images and Meaning in Life. You will practice Dr. Progoff’s unique method to develop your symbolic experiences. This includes specific ways of working to develop a more meaningful life. It will enable you to clarify personal priorities and ultimate concerns.  It will also enable a deepened connection to important areas of your life.

Prerequisite: LIFE CONTEXT workshop. 12 hours of guided, structured Journal writing.

$215.00 CDN.  Scholarships available for those with little or no income.

Price includes Journal Workbook binder, all writing materials and a light dinner meal on Sunday evening.

For more information and registration contact: billisrael06@gmail.com or Telephone 250-744-0590

Website: www.billisrael.org

 

Monday, March 21, 2016 7:00 pm
Yellow Room – Use St. Lawrence Street Entrance

 

In February 2016

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm  
Oneness Wednesdays – details here

Tuesdays, Noon to 1:30.
The High Noon Choir

The High Noon Choir invites all who like to sing in harmony to join us on Tuesdays for lively and joyous sessions of song.  Directed by Shivon Robinsong, founder of the Gettin’ Higher Choir, the High Noon Choir provides a place for singers who are looking for a daytime outlet for their voices.  Our repertoire is eclectic, including but not limited to world music, spirituals, African freedom songs, various rounds and chants, as well as some contemporary music. You do not need to know how to read music as much of the music is learned by oral tradition.  New singers are always welcome!

Info:   registration (including fees), contact Gloria Hansen at gloria@gettinhigherchoir.ca or 250-995-8731

 

Saturday February 6,  8 p.m to 10 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m. )
A Feast Night Of Poetry With Rachelle Lamb

Come to the beautiful Church of Truth in James Bay for an evening of heart rousing and soul stirring poetry with Rachelle Lamb as she shares poems from her own collection about love, longing, heartbreak, .. the soulful, the earthy, rooted and entangled, .. the sacred, the dead, the lonely, the ecstasy of the mundane .. and the occasional Trojan horse kind of plea and wondering about civilization. Music from gifted songstresses will also be woven into the evening.

Entrance $15  (Tickets via Eventbrite – at link below or At the door)

 

Friday, February 12, 7:00 to 9:30 pm Saturday February 13, 2016 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Dreams Along The Way, Pearl Gregor, Phd Presents The Study of Dreams from the depths of your soul

(Note: This event is in the Yellow Room. Please use the St. Lawrence Street entrance.)

Dreams are the “royal road to the unconscious”!  You may choose to bring a dream with you either in memory or writing! The intention for two day event is to teach you to ways to work with your dreams, dream recall and creativity!

Dreams have changed my life, led to the healing of lifelong clinical depression as well as the creation of a deep feminine consciousness. After the death of my husband and retirement, I completed my Ph.D, The Apple and the Talking Snake:  Feminist dream reading and subjunctive curriculum.  I used my own dreams as data in the study and analysis of Carol Shields award winning novel, Unless. Unless becomes an archetypal symbol of Maiden, Mother and crone when read as a dream.  Please join us! You can read about me  at www.dreamsalongtheway.com and click ABOUT.

Register via email at pgregor1@icloud.com to receive further details.

Workshop cost is $120 payable via cash, cheque or interac.

 

Sunday, February 14, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free DVD showing, silent sitting, dialogue, and refreshments.
Facilitator:  David Bruneau

These meetings on the second Sunday of the month from 2:00 to 5:00 pm are sponsored by the Krishnamurti Educational Centre of Canada.  J. Krishnamurti, the world-renowned 20th century philosopher and educator, has written and lectured extensively on relevant subjects such as freedom, love, truth, and meditation.  His ability to tackle these themes with great honesty and insight has helped many to see themselves and the world around them in a new way. The focus is on self understanding through self inquiry and includes contemporary teachers other than Krishnamurti.  The gatherings will include a short video clip of “K” speaking on a chosen topic, a printed handout from his book “Freedom From the Known”, which will be read at the meeting, and a group discussion. This type of discussion is seen by some as purposeful awareness of the goings on of the mind while a chosen topic is being looked at. This allows us to listen to others and observe ourselves in the process of discovering each subject anew and with clarity, as though encountering it and ourselves for the first time, and to share our spontaneous insight as it arises… Thus, this is an invitation to learn about ourselves and to act on our new discoveries.  There will be a short break for refreshments and then a video will be shown of another spiritual teacher such as Eckhart Tolle, Mooji, Rupert Spira, or Scott Kiloby – the specific person may vary each time – speaking on the same subject.  Finally, there will be another opportunity for group dialogue as time allows.  There is no charge for these events.

For further information please visit krishnamurti-canada.ca

 

Friday, February 26th at 8 p.m.
Wanderlust: Songs of Travel, Solitude and Homecoming with mezzo-soprano Elisabeth Wagner, pianist Charlotte Hale and actor Trevor Hinton
Wanderlust — the yearning to travel, to discover new places and cultures, to find inner peace. And yet, home calls us back, especially when loved ones await.
This recital program integrates a set of readings from the poetry and prose of early 20th Century poet, Rainer Maria Rilke. A romantic spirit, Rilke grew up in Prague and in his adult life travelled to Russia (to meet Tolstoy), Paris (where he was secretary to Rodin), Spain, and Italy, among others. He died in Switzerland in 1926 at the age of 51.

Songs are by Vaughan-Williams, Dvorak, Schubert and others, with some Spanish songs and more contemporary songs too.

Tickets are $15 at the door.

For more information, see http://www.bellartemusicdrama.com/wanderlust-songs-of-travel-solitude-and-homecoming/

 

Saturday, February 27, 2016 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Conscious Aging ~A Workshop on Conscious Living Facilitated by Joy Emmanuel
This experiential workshop is an invitation to give ourselves the gift of reflective, sacred time to be present to the shifts, challenges and insights of this third phase of our life journey.  Through guided meditation, life review and visionary exercises, sacred dance, sharing circles and transformative practices, there will be opportunities to reframe the internalized messages around what it means to age in our society and reconnect more fully with the deep soul work we came here to do. Exploring possibilities for individual and spiritual growth we will create spaces for bringing our life wisdom and gifts more fully into the world. This will be a time to honour the darkness and the light in the transcendent dance of being spirit on a human journey of Awakening. Drawing on the work of such spiritual teachers as Ram Dass, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Joanna Macy, and my own journey of self-discovery we will explore the richness of the spiritual journey in the later stage of life through the lens of conscious aging.

Sanctuary – Church of Truth – Community of Conscious Living

$80.00 – includes gst but please bring a simple contribution for a pot luck lunch.

Facilitated by Joy Emmanuel.  Joy is a Transformational coach and experienced workshops facilitator trained in adult education, experiential, transformational practices and Inclusive Leadership.

To register or for more information, contact Joy Emmanuel at Joye@telus.net

Poster:  Conscious Aging Workshop – Feb 27-16

 

In January 2016

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm  
Oneness Wednesdays – details here

Tuesdays, Noon to 1:30.
The High Noon Choir

The High Noon Choir invites all who like to sing in harmony to join us on Tuesdays for lively and joyous sessions of song.  Directed by Shivon Robinsong, founder of the Gettin’ Higher Choir, the High Noon Choir provides a place for singers who are looking for a daytime outlet for their voices.  Our repertoire is eclectic, including but not limited to world music, spirituals, African freedom songs, various rounds and chants, as well as some contemporary music. You do not need to know how to read music as much of the music is learned by oral tradition.  New singers are always welcome!

Info:   registration (including fees), contact Gloria Hansen at gloria@gettinhigherchoir.ca or 250-995-8731

 

Friday, January 8, Dinner: 6:00 p.m.
Bhakti Night

Bhakti Night is an evening of celebrating the Love found in all spiritual paths and in our own hearts. Please join us for a vegan dinner at 6:00 and kirtan (call and response singing of sacred chants) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Everyone welcome!

Suggested donation  $10-$20. For more info or to volunteer: mirabai@telus.net

 

Sunday, January 10, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free DVD showing, silent sitting, dialogue, and refreshments.
Facilitator:  David Bruneau

These meetings on the second Sunday of the month from 2:00 to 5:00 pm are sponsored by the Krishnamurti Educational Centre of Canada.  J. Krishnamurti, the world-renowned 20th century philosopher and educator, has written and lectured extensively on relevant subjects such as freedom, love, truth, and meditation.  His ability to tackle these themes with great honesty and insight has helped many to see themselves and the world around them in a new way. The focus is on self understanding through self inquiry and includes contemporary teachers other than Krishnamurti.  The gatherings will include a short video clip of “K” speaking on a chosen topic, a printed handout from his book “Freedom From the Known”, which will be read at the meeting, and a group discussion. This type of discussion is seen by some as purposeful awareness of the goings on of the mind while a chosen topic is being looked at. This allows us to listen to others and observe ourselves in the process of discovering each subject anew and with clarity, as though encountering it and ourselves for the first time, and to share our spontaneous insight as it arises… Thus, this is an invitation to learn about ourselves and to act on our new discoveries.  There will be a short break for refreshments and then a video will be shown of another spiritual teacher such as Eckhart Tolle, Mooji, Rupert Spira, or Scott Kiloby – the specific person may vary each time – speaking on the same subject.  Finally, there will be another opportunity for group dialogue as time allows.  There is no charge for these events.

For further information please visit krishnamurti-canada.ca

 

Saturday, January 16  9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Unleash Your Passion, Creativity and Highest Potential

If you have had a deep desire to live in a way you believe would truly fulfill you but it hasn’t come to pass, don’t miss this day where you will access your truest nature – your creativity. As humans, we have a natural instinct to create and when that instinct closes down, a big part of us dies. This is a day to love and release the parts of you that have held you back from freely giving your inborn gifts to yourself, your loved ones and your business. As you align with your Highest Wisdom, you will see that you ARE that wisdom which is available to you in every breath. You will be inspired to step up and step into the YOU that has been awaiting your arrival.  You will also have the opportunity to join a 13-Week “Let Your Light Shine” program that will keep you on track as you live your passion out loud!

Junie Swadron is a psychotherapist, playwright, writing coach and author of Re-Write Your Life. June Swadron is both a guide and a muse. Her book is a bright lantern, illuminating the often dark and tricky’ terrain of the soul. Grounded in personal experience, her techniques catalyse the deep authenticity possible to us all. Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way

$125.00 Full details  http://junieswadron.com/workshops/unleash/     250 – 813-0183
Friday, January 22. 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Dubblespoor: works for harpsichord and piano
presented by Open Space Arts Society

Featuring Katelyn Clark (harpsichord) and Luciane Cardassi (piano), this concert is a remarkable program of new music inspired by Louis Andriessen’s monumental 1986 composition Dubblespoor, meaning double track. The project explores the unusual combination of harpsichord and piano, presenting Andriessen’s work alongside Canadian compositions written for the same instrumentation including Christopher Butterfields’s Souvenir and Linda Catlin Smith’s Brocade (2013). The project also includes Saariaho’s groundbreaking Jardin Secret II.

Tickets are available in advance and at the door.

For more information and advanced tickets: http://openspace.ca/Dubblespoor