Mon Jul 27, 2020 - Fri Jul 31, 2020
2:00 pm


CONSPIRE 2020

A Dynamic Conference of the Center for Action & Contemplation

The program highlights include:

  • integrative programs, dynamic and interactive, infused with contemplative practice
  • webcasts from the Center for Action and Contemplation shared in community
  • programs featuring Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, Ken Wilber and Mirabai Starr
  • Central Vancouver Island location – beauty to relish and explore
  • Hosted by: Andrew Twiddy, Christine Muise, Pearl Gervais and Remi de Roo

Presenters

Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province. He is the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation and academic dean of the CAC’s Living School in Albuquerque. An internationally recognized author and spiritual leader, Fr. Richard teaches primarily on incarnational mysticism, nondual consciousness, and contemplation. He is the author of numerous books, including The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation. Learn more about Richard.

Cynthia Bourgeault is a modern-day mystic, Episcopal priest, writer, and internationally known retreat leader. She divides her time between solitude at her seaside hermitage in Maine and travelling globally to teach and spread the recovery of the Christian contemplative and Wisdom paths. Cynthia is a core faculty member at the Center for Action & Contemplation, and the author of numerous books, including The Heart of Centering PrayerLove is Stronger than Death.

 

James Finley is a contemplative practitioner and clinical psychologist. Drawing from his experience as a former monk and spiritual directee of Thomas Merton, Jim offers guidance for the spiritual journey through this website, online courses and retreats. He is a core faculty member at the Center for Action & Contemplation and the author of several books, including Merton’s Palace of NowhereThe Contemplative Heart, and Christian Meditation.

 

Barbara A. Holmes is a spiritual teacher, activist, and scholar focused on African American spirituality, mysticism, cosmology and culture. She is President Emerita of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (2012-2016), and served as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Memphis Theological Seminary (2005 – 2010). She is a core faculty member of the Center for Action & Contemplation. Her publications include: Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church and Liberation and the Cosmos.

Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” — just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. He is a core faculty member of the Center for Action & Contemplation, and the author of several books, including The Great Spiritual Migration and A New Kind of Christianity.

Featured Artist

Rose B. Simpson

Rose B. Simpson is a mixed-media artist from Santa Clara Pueblo, NM. Her work engages ceramic sculpture, metals, fashion, performance, music, installation, writing, and custom cars. She received an MFA in Ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design in 2011, an MFA in Creative Non-Fiction from the Institute of American Indian Arts in 2018, is collected in museums across the continent and has exhibited internationally. She lives and works from her home at Santa Clara Pueblo, and hopes to teach her young daughter how to creatively engage the world.

 

Booking Options

Choose EITHER 1) a Residential Rate, OR 2) a Commuter Rate, and add 3) Tuition Fee:

1) Residential Rate – Meal and Accommodation Package

If you wish to stay at Bethlehem Centre for the program, this option will give you a four-night stay with all meals and snacks for one person.  (For single-night accommodation, or for additional nights of accommodation, please contact us.)

2) Commuter Rate – Meal Package

If you wish to commute to the Centre for the program, this option will give you evening meals at 5.30 pm from Monday to Thursday, lunches Tuesday to Friday, breakfasts excluded.

Bookings

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Tuition Fee
In addition to your tuition fee, you must choose either the Residential or Commuter ticket above.
$245.00
Conspire Commuter - Meal Package
Conspire Commuter - Meal Package: Includes Lunch and Dinners.
$240.00
Conspire Residential - Meal and Accommodation Package
Conspire Residential - Meal and Accommodation Package. Includes accommodations and meals while at Conspire
$520.00

no restrictions
vegetarian
gluten-free
dairy-free


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