2018

In April 2018

Wednesdays,  7:15 – 8:30 pm
Oneness Wednesdays – details here


Thursday mornings April 5, 12, 19 and 26 – 10:00 am to 12 noon.
LIVING WELL, DYING WELL Workshops, Facilitated by Bill Israel and Penny Allport

Screenshot-2016-03-10-22.41.471.pngCome join us in a series of four informal, professionally facilitated workshops for those interested in clarifying end of life choices with family and friends. Meditative and structured discussions on Advance Care Planning; Medical Assistance in Dying; Ecological options for body interment;  Somatic and mindfulness based resources ; Options for ceremony and legacy making.

All participants provided a 3 ring Journal Workbook for use in the workshops and at home.

COST: $ 100.00 for all 4 workshops. Generous bursary program for those with little or no income.

Registration is required as space is limited. On line registration at www.centreforearthandspirit.ca

See flier for contact information. LWDW Program Brochure 


Friday and Saturday,  April 20-21, 2018  (Friday is 1:30 to 9:00 pm – Saturday is 9:00 am to 4:30 pm) Life Context
Sunday and Monday, April 22-23, 2018 (Sunday is 1:30 to 9:00 pm – Monday is 9:00 am to 4:30 pm) Depth Contact

The INTENSIVE JOURNAL program facilitated by Bill Israel.

Sponsored by The Centre for Earth & Spirit Society Bill will be hosting a 2-part workshop series at the Church of Truth in Victoria  You may take one or both workshops but they must be taken in sequence.  The part 1 (Life Context) workshop covers about half of the Intensive Journal exercises providing you with a very solid experience as you develop a foundation and perspective on the continuity of your life.  You can gain insights in such diverse areas as personal relationships, career/special interests, body and health, and prior experiences in your life.

Building upon your work in the first module (Life Context), part 2 (Depth Contact) covers the remaining exercises in the Intensive Journal workbook, primarily in the areas of dreams and imagery and meaning in life.

Information and Registration is done on-line at www.centreforearthandspirit.ca

Contact Bill Israel by phone (25) 744-0590 or e.mail at billisrael06@gmail.com

 


Saturday April 21st 5:30-6:45pm
JESSICA WAGNER AND COLIN MALLOY: Music for Voice and Marimba

Music for Voice and Marimba – a concert featuring soprano Jessica Wagner and percussionist Colin Malloy, with music by:

Hugo Harmens (Norway/Canada)
Dagfinn Koch (Norway)
Åse Hedstrøm (Norway)
Alexandra Fol (Canada/Bulgaria)
Jeremy Bellaviti (Canada)
Thierry de Mey (Belgium)
David Lang (USA)
Luciano Berio (Italy)

Join us for a short and intense “cocktail hour” adventure (no alcohol served/allowed, this refers to the time of the event only), expected to last 1 hour and 15 minutes at the most, where you will experience new music including two world premieres, as well as what is known a classic in the vocal repertoire from the 20th century; Luciano Berio’s “Sequenza III” for solo female voice.

This concert is produced by Hugo Harmens, with financial support from the Norwegian Society of Composers (NKF).

Tickets: $10 at the door.

https://www.facebook.com/events/155305098617807/
http://www.hugoharmens.com/


Sunday April 29/18, 2:00 – 4:30 pm. 
Holistic Death Care Gatherings, hosted by Sacred Grief – Shauna Janz, MA

The Holistic Death Care Gathering is a series of community events bringing folks together that are interested in alternative approaches to death, dying and grief. The goal of these Gatherings is to nurture a community of care and to provide a local platform to share knowledge, resources and learning opportunities. Each meeting will be an opportunity to connect with others and to learn from a speaker on a particular aspect of holistic death care.

Registration will be through Eventbrite, set up a few weeks before each Gathering.

For more information, please contact Shauna – shaunajanz@gmail.com


Sunday, April 29, 2018,  5:00 – 8:00 pm
The Wesak Full Moon Meditation – Presented by David Zunker

At the exact moment of the Sun in Taurus, Moon in Scorpio Full Moon the Buddha and Jesus the Christ come together with other Ascended Masters, Bodhisattvas, Angels, Spiritual Beings, and Astral Pilgrims to bring the Earth and all of Humanity an annual infusion of Higher Spiritual Energy and Love. In the astral Shambhala/Shangrila a convergence of spiritual energies brings healing and spiritual vigour to our planet.

Wesak is seen as the Buddha’s Birthday and an important holiday for the Buddhist Religion. Mme. H. Blavatsky and Alice A. Bailey have written how this Full Moon is important to the spiritual life of Earth and her Humans. Join me and my friends as we take this opportunity to include you in our Wesak Full Moon Meditation. The results are always clear and dramatic.

I use Hermetic Ceremonial Magic techniques to establish a safe and energized circle. I will provide a method using the breath and visualization (the Middle Pillar Exercise, Western Yoga) to energize each individual participant and provide each with their astral vehicle (merkabah), as we “launch” to the Wesak Experience at the precise time of the Full Moon.

Admission is a sliding scale donation of suggested $5 to $20.

For more information:

dbzunker@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/events/519257881740529/

www.mysticmountainlodge.com, https://twitter.com/Isispriest

In March 2018

Wednesdays,  7:15 – 8:30 pm
Oneness Wednesdays – details here


Friday, March 9th, 6:00 -10:00 pm
Vital by Design is hosting this Vision Gate Journey: Sacred Movement Workshop

This Sacred Movement Workshop will be a combination of Bio-Energetics, Calligraphy Qi-gong and Ritual Trance Dance. Bio-Energetics is a system of postures that open up the connective tissue and invigorate the body. Calligraphy Qi-Gong is an ancient oriental energy cultivation practice that mimics the motion of waters flowing patterns and spiral movements. Ritual Trance Dance is a blindfolded dance to tribal dance music that allows participants to explore the nature of dance and movement, letting deep energies from within to emerge.

This promises to be a dynamic evening of Soul Journeying!

Entry fee: $40 Must register in advance.

Contact Manu to reserve a spot. E: manu.wilhelm@protonmail.com T: 778-678-2363


Sunday March 11/18, 2:00 – 4:30 pm. 
Holistic Death Care Gatherings, hosted by Sacred Grief – Shauna Janz, MA

The Holistic Death Care Gathering is a series of community events bringing folks together that are interested in alternative approaches to death, dying and grief. The goal of these Gatherings is to nurture a community of care and to provide a local platform to share knowledge, resources and learning opportunities. Each meeting will be an opportunity to connect with others and to learn from a speaker on a particular aspect of holistic death care.

Registration will be through Eventbrite, set up a few weeks before each Gathering.

For more information, please contact Shauna – shaunajanz@gmail.com

Future event – April 29th


Sunday, March 25, 2018, 6:30-10:30pm
Deep Roots: Bio-Energetics Breathwork

In this event, we are going to explore the roots of our patterns and behaviour. We are going to grow down into our selves, finding new depths and forgotten places. This event will contrast the growing up, getting high and spacing out that so strongly influences in our culture. Whether it be a spiritual practice, or simply living our daily lives, the focus is always on being upbeat, positive, happy, and reaching new heights. Together we will go deep into ourselves, through breath and movement.

The evening will involve:

-Bio-Energetics Tension Release Exercises (A western therapy practice of postures to release patterns of tension in the body)
-Calligraphy Qi-Gong (An ancient Oriental energy cultivation practice mimicking to flowing patterns of water)
-Clarity Breathwork (A deep connected breathing technique used to surface trauma in a safe way that allows for it to complete its expression and release)

This event is hosted by Vital by Design.
Reko and Manu are bringing together their unique skills in Energetics and Therapy to create an event that is dynamic and powerful.

Tickets: $40

To see the event and purchase tickets go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/176860796266475/

To contact Reko   E: rekowilhelm@protonmail.com   T: 250-895-5869


Saturday March 31st 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Paul Hedderman: Travelling Lighter

Known for his animated and engaging delivery (with occasional salty language!), Paul has been leading workshops and holding talks for the last 18 years throughout the US and Europe on the topics of spirituality, recovery and non-dual awareness.  His talks are honest, dynamic invitations to recognize the wholeness of what we truly are – by virtue of seeing clearly what we are not. He cuts straight to the dilemma of human existence, exposing the futility of seeking contentment in self-centeredness. With his trademark frankness and humor, he shares his insights regarding addiction, recovery, non-duality and the mechanics of misery and happiness – and will respond to any questions you may bring.

Suggested donation of $10-$15, but no one turned away for lack of funds.

The Stillness Within Meet-up are sponsoring this event (register here) or sign up on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/180024762780255??ti=ia


In February 2018

Wednesdays,  7:15 – 8 pm
Oneness Wednesdays – details here


February 15th/2018 630pm-10:00pm
Energetic Therapy & Breathwork

This will be our second edition of the Clarity Breathwork Circle being held @ the Church of Truth.

The night will have Breathwork, Movement, Qi-gong, and Bio-Energetics, making it an evening of dynamic experience! Clarity Breathwork involves a deep rhythmic breath combined with selected music to move into deeper emotions of pain and sorrow. By using the breath, we work with the body to release emotions that have been trapped by conditioning, and coping mechanisms. Open up to the depth of your being and allow clarity to come in!

Entry is $40

Please contact Reko to reserve a space. e: rekowilhelm@protonmail.com t: 250 895 5869

All tickets must be purchased beforehand.

https://www.facebook.com/VitalbyDesign/


Friday, February 16, 2018, 7:30 pm
Nomadic Ivories – Nathanael Schaeffer

An evening dedicated to a musical journey. Canadian composer Nathanael Schaeffer (Nomadic Ivories) shares some medicine for the body and soul; candy for the imagination.

www.nomadicivories.ca

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In January 2018

Wednesdays, 7 – 8 pm  
Oneness Wednesdays – details here


Friday, January 5, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
Free DVD showings, silent sitting and dialogue.
Facilitator:  David Bruneau

These meetings, now on the first Friday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 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. In this type of discussion, purposeful awareness of the goings on of the mind is suggested 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. 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 6, 2018, 7:30 pm
Nomadic Ivories – Nathanael Schaeffer

An evening dedicated to a musical journey. Canadian composer Nathanael Schaeffer (Nomadic Ivories) shares some medicine for the body and soul; candy for the imagination.

www.nomadicivories.ca

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Friday, January 12th, 6 – 9 pm  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

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Sunday January 28/18, 2:00 – 4:30 pm. 
Holistic Death Care Gatherings, hosted by Sacred Grief – Shauna Janz, MA

The Holistic Death Care Gathering is a series of community events bringing folks together that are interested in alternative approaches to death, dying and grief. The goal of these Gatherings is to nurture a community of care and to provide a local platform to share knowledge, resources and learning opportunities. Each meeting will be an opportunity to connect with others and to learn from a speaker on a particular aspect of holistic death care.

Registration will be through Eventbrite, set up a few weeks before each Gathering.

For more information, please contact Shauna – shaunajanz@gmail.com

Future events – March 11th, April 29th