Our traditional history of hospitality reflects the essence and primary expression of the core values of Bethlehem Center.
We offer a personal welcome, simple accommodation and nourishing food in an environment of beauty and peace.
We embrace and honour the uniqueness, the inherent value of each human being and each spiritual path.
We welcome individuals and groups from all spiritual traditions and practices.
We value deep listening as a way of connecting to self, others and the earth. We listen with the ear of our heart.
We believe that simplicity is an invitation which stands in contrast to the complexity of our lives and society.
Living in relationship with the earth and Cosmos
We acknowledge that we are one with the earth, the cosmos and every living being.
We celebrate the compassion that is at the core of our relationship with every living being and all things.
Bethlehem Centre exists to serve both spiritual and practical needs of groups and individuals in our immediate region, Vancouver Island, this beautiful province and internationally. We are grateful that so many are drawn to the positive energy, peaceful ambiance and glorious nature beauty of our location. ALL are welcome as we strive towards our broad vision of offering a destination supporting and sustaining ‘spirituality without borders’.
The original foundation for what exists today rests on lengthy commitment of the Benedictine Sisters, under the leadership of Sr. Jill Aigner, and we are honoured to build on that foundation to create a Centre which is open to all who seek to nurture spirit, in whatever form that takes – through individual expressions of art, music and creativity, through collaboration with other like-minded individuals, through meditation and retreats, through engaging with nature, and being open to joy.
We evolve with, and in connection with others and we welcome new ideas for programs, workshops, events and partnerships. Aside from programs with a spiritual connection, we are open to hosting private meetings and small events.
We welcome you to connect with the Centre – for the first time – for a return after a long time – or for the next step in your journey.