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With teacher Heather Ruce and special online appearance with Cynthia Bourgeault to help us unpack this incredibly important topic. The retreat and practices will be facilitated by Lorie Martin and others.

Dates: November 20-23, 2023

Location: Lake Loon Retreat Centre, Maple Ridge, B.C. 

How do contemplatives engage the world when forest fires, floods, and political uproar are happening in our own backyards? How do we stand in contemplative wisdom and be present in depth to the beauty and suffering inherent to the web of life on this blue-green planet? 

We invite you to learn from, and practice with, Cynthia Bourgeault, Heather Ruce, and each other. With an intention of stabilizing ourselves in compassion, discernment, forbearance, creativity, and spiritual strength and courage, we’ll take a deep dive into contemplative solidarity, and imaginal practices, as well as centering prayer, lectio divina, chant, movement, and silence.

Join us in-person at Loon Lake in beautiful Maple Ridge, BC, or online via Zoom. In-person room assignments are based on first-come-first-served registrations. Shared accommodations will be two people to a room until we run out, and then we will offer dorm accommodations (max. four people to a room). A limited number of scholarships are available for both in-person and Zoom participants.