The Quieter You Become The More You Are Able To Hear

~ Rumi

At Bethlehem Centre We Help You Find Respite

Bethlehem Centre

One of the best and most healing ways we can care for ourselves during times of stress and uncertainty is through meditative silence; where we can look inwards and find the peace, strength and tranquility we need to carry us through the chaos.

Whether you choose to stroll the sanctuary of our grounds along the lakeshore, uncoil your spirit in the labyrinth, or register for one of our new workshops, the direction you choose to take is a decision that is entirely yours to make!

Whether you are thinking of taking a sabbatical, or you merely need a few days of retreat & peaceful reflection, the Bethlehem Centre is safe place for you to come and be alone with your thoughts in a serene setting.

A Place of Faith

No matter your faith denomination or spiritual path, you are welcome at the Bethlehem Centre.

We encourage and support the expression of beliefs and values about humanity, spirituality, healing and peace.

We welcome groups and individuals exploring a spiritual path and seeking a gathering place for education, reflection and community building.

Visit us the next time you are seeking a spiritual retreat.

Bethlehem Centre

On the shores of beautiful
Westwood lake

Bethlehem Centre in Nanaimo, British Columbia, is centrally located on beautiful Vancouver Island.

Our location boasts a picturesque setting at the foot of Mount Benson on the beautiful shores of Westwood Lake, a Nanaimo landmark.  Westwood lake has a beautiful 6km walking trail perfect for connecting with nature, meditation and reflective contemplation.

The wooded setting with gardens, a reflective pond and labyrinth will inspire your group and personal reflections.


Why Retreat?

Taking time to reflect & practice introspection is an important practice in any spiritual journey, and it is our privilege to be able to offer a space that facilitates that journey, and that lets individuals learn more about themselves.

Retreats allow you to pull back, find inspiration, unplug, break unhealthy habits or routines, and delve deeper into self.

Retreat comes from the Latin verb “to pull back.” So, retreat, or a retreat, is a place where you pull back from the world.

Consider an individual retreat in nature on the sacred grounds of the Bethlehem Centre.

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