Teachers

Nan Goodship

Nan is an artist, spiritual director, retreat leader, and thorough Vancouver Islander. She is interested in the adaptations and evolutions we make in our lives to find joy, understand suffering, and ponder our own hearts and minds. She considers herself a  contemplative and finds a daily connection to the natural world both a significant source of inspiration for art-making and a spiritual home. As far as academic training goes she holds a BA in Japanese and Asian studies from UBC, Waldorf teacher training, certification from the Pacific Jubilee Program for spiritual direction, and a Masters in interdisciplinary arts from Goddard College. Nan also considers her time as an at-home mom and in marriage as a kind of life training par excellence. It is an unfettered delight to guide others in spiritual and creative practices that have been so personally enriching.

Events with Nan Goodship

Winter 2022 Silent Retreat
January 17 - 24, 2022

Come away to the peace and quiet of Bethlehem Centre, where you will be immersed in a rich pool of intentional silence. With a community of like minded seekers and supported by the able guidance of Nan Goodship and Murray Groom, you will have an opportunity to delve into the depths of your own soul and there find a new wholeness, your own sure place. This extended retreat (8 days/7 nights) is for those who have prior experience in holding extended silence within a group of others. It is for those who have already found that silent retreat is a meaningful practice for their well-being and inner lives. Our…

Fog on Lake Spring 2022 Silent Retreat
March 17 - 20, 2022

Come away to the peace and quiet of Bethlehem Centre, where you will be immersed in a rich pool of intentional silence. With a community of like minded seekers and supported by the able guidance of Nan Goodship and Murray Groom, you will have an opportunity to delve into the depths of your own soul and there find a new wholeness, your own sure place. This short retreat (4 days/3 nights) is an opportunity for anyone with a long weekend to experience intentional Silence. If you already know the gift of a silent retreat or if you are curious to discover what such an experience might bring, welcome!  Our days will include an introduction to a variety of…

Summer 2022 Silent Retreat
July 3 - 8, 2022

Come away to the peace and quiet of Bethlehem Centre, where you will be immersed in a rich pool of intentional silence. With a community of like minded seekers and supported by the able guidance of Nan Goodship and Murray Groom, you will have an opportunity to delve into the depths of your own soul and there find a new wholeness, your own sure place. This extended retreat (6 days/5 nights) is designed for those with some experience in the practice of extended silence and who wish to deepen their spiritual journey. Our days will include an introduction to a variety of contemplative practices, morning and evening group sessions, a daily  conversation with your…

Autumn 2022 Silent Retreat
September 22 - 25, 2022

Come away to the peace and quiet of Bethlehem Centre, where you will be immersed in a rich pool of intentional silence. With a community of like minded seekers and supported by the able guidance of Nan Goodship and Murray Groom, you will have an opportunity to delve into the depths of your own soul and there find a new wholeness, your own sure place. This short retreat (4 days/3 nights) is an opportunity for anyone with a long weekend to experience intentional Silence. If you already know the gift of a silent retreat or if you are curious to discover what such an experience might bring, welcome!  Our days will include an introduction to a variety of…