The Web of Life: A Retreat for Contemplative Solidarity
With Cynthia Bourgeault joining for a morning online, Heather Ruce in person, and more…
Dates: November 20-23, 2023
Location: Lake Loon Retreat Centre, Maple Ridge, BC
In-Person or via Zoom
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 join The Contemplative Society board for three days as we learn from, and practice with Cynthia Bourgeault (joining online for one session), Heather Ruce (in person), and each other (in person and online). 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.
The retreat and practices will be facilitated by TCS board members Therese DesCamp, Lorie Martin, Henri Lock, and Jesse Burson. Heather will be joining us in person for live teaching, chant, and movement. Cynthia will be joining us remotely via Zoom for a morning to dialogue with retreat members about the questions and observations that emerge from our work together.