Bethlehem Centre Programs

Upcoming Bethlehem Centre Programs

Poetry for the Journey (Free Online Series)

With Jay McDaniel, Sophia Said, Reverend Patricia Lewis Matthews, Mary Elizabeth Moore and Kathleen Wakefield

March 27 - May 1, 2024
Online (via Zoom)
This online series will provide an inclusive environment for individuals from different religious traditions and spiritual independents to come together to share and discuss spiritual poetry.

Peace on Earth Day Concert

With The Awakeneers

April 26, 2024
Bethlehem Centre Chapel
Come Connect through Music with the Awakeneers with original folk ballads, rousing anthems and reverential hymns this Awakeneers concert is a heart-felt honouring of the sacred preciousness of Life on Earth.

The Sound, Belonging & Wholeness Weekend Retreat (early bird)

With Leah Hokanson and Lynette Jackson

April 26 - 28, 2024
Chapel
The Sound, Belonging & Wholeness journey invites us to open to this truth in a fully embodied, experiential way, using our own self-created vocal sound and focused listening.

Cultivating the Joy of Insight – BCIMS

With Rachel Lewis and Tuere Sala

April 30 - May 6, 2024
Bethlehem Centre
The Buddha taught the four noble truths as a way of freeing ourselves from the suffering of ordinary life. In this residential retreat, we will explore how joy and presence support the heart and mind in deepening into concentration and insight.

Unfolding an Infinite Merit Field: Meditations Combining the Six Perfections with Awakening Mind

With Lama Mark Webber (Lama Yongdu Chokyi Gyaltsen)

May 8 - 12, 2024
Please join us for an expansive retreat of teachings and meditations from Lama Mark Webber on the vital practices of the Six Parami (the six excellences or six perfections) mixed with Bodhicitta (the awakening mind of wisdom-compassion). 

“Writing for the Love of It”

With Mary Ann Moore

May 10, 2024
View Room
While writing is usually a solitary practice, together we will become writing companions opening ourselves to delights and surprises while exploring an inspiring variety of writing forms.

“Called to Freedom” Ignatian Weekend Retreat

With Catherine M. Kelly, M.Div. and Tanya Loretto

May 31 - June 2, 2024
Bethlehem Centre
Are you seeking spiritual nourishment? Perhaps you are a pastor, a spiritual director, a ministry leader looking for refill your well? Perhaps you are in a period of discernment, seeking next steps on your journey.

Write Where You Are

With Junie Swadron

June 14 - 16, 2024
Shepherd's Hall
This weekend program will offer foolproof and often hilarious solutions to get even the biggest sceptics or blocked writer’s writing again. It’s an experience that takes away all the fears you have locked in the closet

Hakomi Practice

With Marcia Burton, RCC and Hakomi Trainer

June 22, 2024
Tabor Room
Hakomi is a way of being that supports emotional healing. In the ancient Hopi language,  Hakomi means, “How do I stand in relation to these many realms?” or more simply, “Who am I?”

Living at the Edge of the Inside: A place of simplicity and compassion in a polarized world

With Andrew Twiddy, Pearl Gervais, Holly Carnegie, Richard Sales and Joanne Sales

July 2 - 5, 2024
Bethlehem Centre
How do we find the courage to live on “the edge of the inside” of the circle? How do those experiences help us to stay grounded in compassion?

Waking Up Here and Now A Ten-Day Mindfulness Retreat

With Robert Beatty and Don McEachern

July 15 - 24, 2024
Bethlehem Centre
A meditation retreat with Robert can be a transformative experience that positively impacts the rest of your life. Or, you might depart simply feeling happier, grounded, and more content. Robert creates an environment in which people feel safe, validated, and supported.