“Listening deeply to ourselves, to others and to the natural world is a joyful path. In a world full of distraction and polarization, there is the possibility of a greater focus, which brings clarity. Living richly in the present moment, we can learn the skills of paying attention and discover what lies underneath the cacophony of “reality”. This practice of listening to the elements of life makes living an ongoing wonder.
Join us for a weekend of paying attention to the presence of the Sacred in nature, in others and within ourselves. Framed by the themes of the Paschal story, we will spend our time engaged in practices designed to enliven us – heart, soul, mind and body. In company with one another, we will engage a vision for Tikkun Olam – the healing of the world.”
Murray Groom is an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada. He is a graduate, former staff member and one-time interim Director of the Pacific Jubilee Program in Spiritual Direction. He is a practiced spiritual director and regularly co-conducts extended silent retreats at Naramata Centre in the Okanagan Valley.
Nan Goodship is a professional artist, spiritual director, and retreat leader. She considers herself an ecological artist, a lover of community life and someone who brings a contemplative and playful interest to a creative life. Recently graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary arts her research included creative process, something she is excited to share.