In 2016

Oneness Wednesday in December:

peace and unity

Meditation Circle
December 7, 14, 21 + 28, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Church of Truth, 111 Superior St.
Free or by donation
Everyone Welcome

We come together with the intent of deepening our relationship with the soul and group soul consciousness.

Format For the Evening Includes:

7 p.m.      Opening of Meditation Circle and Welcome (Opening of the Circle, Lighting of Candle, Welcoming People to our Sacred Space, Sharing of “Flower Essence”) A Short Guided Process to Prepare for the Body for Meditation followed by Chanting the sacred “OM” three times before we enter into Silent Meditation.

7:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Silent Meditation.

At 7:40 p.m.    Chimes rung once and Attendees are invited to Silently and Individually set a Meditation Intention to the Service, Love & Healing of Others or continue with Silent Meditation.

7:45 p.m.   Chimes rung three times. Silent Meditation Ends and Attendees will be invited to stay for the Sharing Circle or quietly leave.

7:47 p.m. Sharing Circle begins – Attendees are free to contribute to the circle anything they wish to share stemming from their meditation and day to day life. There will also be an opportunity to light a candle(s) and set an intention.

8:20 p.m. Closing of Sharing Circle – Take-away Thoughts, Toning or Chanting, Put out the Candle, and Close the Circle.

 

Oneness Wednesday in November

 

Meditation Circle

November 2, 9, 16, 23 + 30,   7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Everyone Welcome to Drop-In!   Free or By Donation

We come together with the intent of deepening our relationship with the soul and group soul consciousness.

For more information:  http://cotvictoria.ca/oneness/ or Linda at 250-380-6383

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Oneness Wednesdays in October:

October 5, 12, 19 + 26, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Everyone Welcome to Drop-In!

Free or by Donation

For more info:  http://cotvictoria.ca/oneness/ or Linda at 250-380-6383

peace and unity

Meditation Circle

We come together with the intent of deepening our relationship with the soul and group soul consciousness.

Meditation facilitated by:

Oct 5 + 12:  Brian Martin,   Oct 19 + 26:  TBA

Oneness Wednesdays in September:

Meditation Circle: 

Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street (in James Bay)

September  7, 14, 21 + 28   7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Everyone Welcome to Drop-In!
Free or by Donation

Meditation facilitated by:

Sept 7 – Leonard Thornton,  Sept 14 + 21 – Brian Martin,  Sept 28 – Lynn Gordon (on Loving Kindness)

For more info:  http://cotvictoria.ca/oneness/ or Linda at 250-380-6383

Oneness Wednesdays in August:

August 3, 10,  17, 24 + 31, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Everyone Welcome to Drop-In!

Free or by Donation

For more info:  http://cotvictoria.ca/oneness/ or Linda at 250-380-6383

peace and unity

Meditation Circle

We come together with the intent of deepening our relationship with the soul and group soul consciousness.

Format of our Meditation Circle:

7 p.m.          Opening of Meditation Circle and Welcome

(Opening of the Circle, Lighting of Candle,  Welcoming People to our Sacred Space, Sharing of “Flower Essence”)

7:07 p.m.     Guided Process to Prepare for the Body for Meditation followed by  Chanting the sacred “OM” three times  before we enter into Silent Meditation

7:40 p.m.   Ring Chimes once – Opportunity to Silently and Individually set a Meditation Intention to the Service, Love & Healing of Others or continue with Silent Meditation

7:45 p.m.   Ring Chimes three times.  Silent Meditation Ends and Attendees will be invited to stay for the Sharing Circle  or quietly leave

7:47  p.m.    Sharing Circle begins – Attendees are free to contribute to the circle anything they wish to share stemming from their meditation (i.e. vocalize their intention for meditation)

8:20 p.m.    Closing of Sharing Circle

(Take-away Thoughts, Toning or Chanting, Put out the Candle, and Close the Circle)

Oneness Wednesdays in July:

July 6, 13, 20 + 27, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  (and beyond)

[We will continue our Meditation Circle throughout the Summer]

Everyone Welcome to Drop-In!

Free or by Donation

For more info:  http://cotvictoria.ca/oneness/ or Linda at 250-380-6383

peace and unity

Meditation Circle

We come together with the intent of deepening our relationship with the soul and group soul consciousness.

Format of our Meditation Circle:

7 p.m.          Opening of Meditation Circle and Welcome

(Opening of the Circle, Lighting of Candle,  Welcoming People to our Sacred Space, Sharing of “Flower Essence”)

7:07 p.m.     Guided Process to Prepare for the Body for Meditation followed by  Chanting the sacred “OM” three times  before we enter into Silent Meditation

7:40 p.m.   Ring Chimes once – Opportunity to Silently and Individually set a Meditation Intention to the Service, Love & Healing of Others or continue with Silent Meditation

7:45 p.m.   Ring Chimes three times.  Silent Meditation Ends and Attendees will be invited to stay for the Sharing Circle  or quietly leave

7:47  p.m.    Sharing Circle begins – Attendees are free to contribute to the circle anything they wish to share stemming from their meditation (i.e. vocalize their intention for meditation)

8:20 p.m.    Closing of Sharing Circle

(Take-away Thoughts, Toning or Chanting, Put out the Candle, and Close the Circle)

Oneness Wednesdays in June:

June 1, 8, 15, 22 + 29, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  (and beyond)

[We will continue our Meditation Circle throughout the Summer]

Everyone Welcome to Drop-In!

Free or by Donation

For more info:  http://cotvictoria.ca/oneness/ or Linda at 250-380-6383

peace and unity

Meditation Circle

We come together with the intent of deepening our relationship with the soul and group soul consciousness.

Format of our Meditation Circle:

7 p.m.          Opening of Meditation Circle and Welcome

(Opening of the Circle, Lighting of Candle,  Welcoming People to our Sacred Space, Sharing of “Flower Essence”,  Brief Explanation of Process)

7:07 p.m.     Guided Process to Prepare for the Body for Meditation followed by  Chanting the sacred “OM” three times  before we enter into Silent Meditation

7:40 p.m.   Ring Chimes once – Opportunity to Silently and Individually set a Meditation Intention to the Service, Love & Healing of Others or continue with Silent Meditation

7:45 p.m.   Ring Chimes three times.  Silent Meditation Ends and Attendees will be invited to stay for the Sharing Circle  or quietly leave

7:47  p.m.    Sharing Circle begins – Attendees are free to contribute to the circle anything they wish to share stemming from their meditation (i.e. vocalize their intention for meditation)

8:20 p.m.    Closing of Sharing Circle

(Take-away Thoughts, Toning or Chanting, Put out the Candle, and Close the Circle)

 

Oneness Wednesdays in May:  

May 4, 11, 18 + 25,  7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Everyone Welcome to Drop-In!

Free or by Donation

For more info:  http://cotvictoria.ca/oneness/ or Linda at 250-380-6383

Meditation Circle
 
Meditation Circle:  Opening Up to Meditation

Most of us agree with the world’s wisdom masters that regular meditation, prayer or quiet reflection are an essential foundation of “conscious living”. Meditation clearly resonated with many people who attended the Wed., Mar. 30 Talking Circle on “Future Visions for Oneness Wednesdays”. Our President, Brian Martin, spoke compellingly of a Meditation Circle as the important opportunity for our community to co-create unity through group soul.  Meditation creates a unified vision of our selves in the becoming…whole, radiating joy, and celebrating  family in the oneness of all.

In the month of May, we will have an experiential meditation circle where attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a Meditation Circle.

The format of May 4th Oneness Wednesday evening will be:

7:00 p.m.                            Opening and Introduction of the Meditation Circle
7:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.        Silent Group Meditation
7:45 p.m. to 8:20 p.m.        Circle Discussion
8:20 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.        Closing of the Meditation Circle

Oneness Wednesdays in March

March 2, 9, 16, 23 + 30, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Everyone Welcome to Drop-In!
Free or By Donation
For more information:  http://cotvictoria.ca/oneness/ or Linda at 250-380-6383

Blossoms and leaves – nurturing our community

In March the Oneness Wednesdays provide us with ample opportunity to explore the potential that our COT, Community of Conscious Living holds for us. What works well? What can be improved? How can we serve your needs better? How can you bring in your gifts and talents? What are your questions and insights?
Please come and join us in exploring those questions in the sacred space that we hold together and that can be the birthplace for a more vibrant and alive future for our community.

The evenings will be facilitated by Sanjara Omoniyi, who serves currently as the president, and members of the board and SDC (Spiritual Directions Committee).

March 2

COT, Community of Conscious Living -Who are we and where are we going

Come and join us for an evening of reflection and inspiration regarding our Community of Conscious living, known as the Church of Truth. This evening is an invitation for you to get a deeper understanding of this unique community and provide you with an overview about who we are and how we got there. This will be followed by a talking circle that is meant to stir the pot and start the creative process of exploring new potentials.

March 9, March 16, March 23,

Deepening our connection – strengthening our community

The CoT Community of Conscious Living is a participatory community that welcomes you and needs you. Your thoughts, feedback, input and participation is what nourishes and strengthens our net of interconnectedness.

Being together in community holds potentials for our individual and collective growth and provides us with challenges for our individual and collective growth as well.

On these three Wednesday evenings, March 9, 16 and 23, we invite you to join our circle and deepen our exploration. We want to bring forth fruitful ideas that will lead to concrete actions. Strengthening our connection will help us grow and blossom individually and as a community.

March 30

  JOIN THE NEW VISIONING PROCESS FOR WEDNESDAY EVENINGS!  

FROM 6:45 pm- 8:30 pm (**Note early start)
  • Wednesday evenings are our community’s only regularly-scheduled, rent-free  opportunity to come together & extend outreach to the greater community (besides Sunday mornings). We have the freedom to co-create our future in whatever way we can envision!  
  • We do not want to lose this block of time to go deeper into conscious  community!  (i.e. Meditations & Sharing, Community Talking Circles, Socializing & fun….)

 AGENDA  

** 6:45 pm       Arrive a little early & contribute a few important thoughts in writing on 5 Large Questions Charts,which will form a basis for our Talking Circle

7:15 pm  Opening the Circle & Lighting the Candle – Short Meditation & Silence with
Lawrence Beal to set a positive, respectful Intention for our time together

7:20 pm   Sharing of Oneness Wednesdays’ Intention, Vision, Mission…  by Linda Chan & Pat Miller and opening up for a new vision for the Wednesday evenings

7:30 pm  Fun Circle with the Mystery Ball to set 1 word personal Intentions for the evening
(i.e. respect, vision, co-create, fun, authenticity, listening, caring, unity…)

7:40 pm  Community Circle with Talking Stick – Brainstorming Creative Visions for our Future Wednesday evenings!

8:25 pm   Closing the Circle & the Candle – Hendrik de Pagter

** Before leaving, please add your further insights & ideas to the Question Charts!

With Gratitude,
Pat Miller & Linda Chan

 

 

Oneness Wednesdays in February
Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17 + 24, 7 p.m.  to 8:30 p.m.
Free or by donation.

The Talking Circle:  “Personal Spiritual Steppingstones with Bill Israel” – Feb 3, 10 +17 

The objective of these sessions is to create a comfortable, secure opportunity for individuals to speak openly about their personal “spiritual history”.  The Talking Circle process is structured, simple and open-ended. Everyone who chooses to do so will be given an opportunity to talk about their Personal Spiritual Steppingstones. Each of the three sessions will vary in theme:

Feb 3:    “Spiritual Steppingstones of my life”.
Feb 10:  “My spiritual values”.  
Feb 17:  “The spiritual expression of my life”

Please feel free to attend one, two or all three  sessions.   Each session will have a similar process, but a slightly different theme.

About Bill Israel:  In addition to being a Certified Facilitator of the INTENSIVE JOURNAL program, Bill is a trained group and family therapist and a former church pastor. He is well experienced in group process and the facilitation of Talking Circles.

On  March 6th at 1:30 p.m. in the Yellow Room at the Church of Truth, Bill will be offering a free two hour introduction to Intensive Journal Program.  This two hour workshop will introduce the objectives and methods used for the Intensive Journal workshop on March 18 to 21.   Bill will also be leading  two weekend workshops in Intensive Journal at the Church of Truth: Mar 19 + 20, 2016 (Fri and Sat) LIFE CONTEXT (Part 1) and Mar 21 + 22, 2016 (Sun and Mon) DEPTH CONTACT (Part 2).  For more info, please visit:  billisrael.org and http://billisrael.org/blog/

 

About The Talking Circle:   The Talking Circle sessions are meditative occasions to speak about the highlight of your spiritual journey to this point of your life – and hear the same from others. Many spiritual “seekers” have found the Talking Circle to be affirming and often personally revealing.  It is a “sacred” experience to speaking openly, and listen with compassion, to those expressing the humanity of their spiritual life experience.  It is not a counseling session. There will be no judgmental interaction, doctrinal “guidance” or debate.

“You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

 

 The Mystery of Crop Circles  (and an intimate visit to Stonehenge) with John Vanden Heuvel – Feb 24

We’ll have a close look at the last 15 years of crop circles in the Wiltshire, UK countryside. The incredible beauty of the sacred geometry designs that are manifested overnight in the barley and grain fields. The ‘who’ is doing this ? ; the ‘how’ are they done ? ; and the ‘why’ ? – will be explored with lots of Q&A . . . . however there will not be any clear and definitive answers, since CC remain a mystery. Nevertheless, do come and be open to be amazed at the beauty of these manifestations. As a small but interesting extra, Stonehenge (one of the Western World’s most sacred sites) will be visited . . .from within, where normally, the general public is not allowed.

About John Vanden Heuvel:    John has been fascinated by the true perfection and beauty of crop circles for 20 years. Just a few years ago, he went to England in July and visited numerous circles, some that were less than 24 hours old. He has travelled widely around the world, (as a volunteer English teacher), now making his home in Victoria, summer living in Nelson, BC.

For additional information about Oneness Wednesdays, please contact Linda at lindainvic@gmail.com or 250-380-6383.

Oneness Wednesdays in January:

Meditations with Peggy Muncaster – Wednesdays, January 13, 20 + 27, 7 p.m.  to 8:30 p.m.   Free or by donation.

Peggy will be doing some introductory meditations and discussions from the Alpha Seminar, Intuitive Mastery, developed by June d’Estelle.

Topics will be:
-Deepening your connection and communication between your conscious and subconscious and superconscious mind
-Deep relaxation
-releasing negativity
-Creating an inner workshop
-releasing and problem solving from all levels of yourself

The techniques used are lightly self-hypnotic, helping a person to entrain deeper brain wave states than a normal beta consciousness.