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Prairie Jubilee Event: 5 Day Retreat – Continued Training in Spiritual Direction

 November 9 – 13, 2016 “A retreat serves the body, mind and spirit by allowing time to find greater inner peace. When you find inner peace, you move the world toward peace. This is why it is vital to escape from the world’s bombardment of sounds and images and take time for the mind and […]

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Painting my way into spiritual direction

By Lois Huey Heck I came into the spiritual direction session with an old heaviness in my being. I was stuck (again)… unable to break out of some vague inertia. My director began with prayer… a personal prayer and a poem… something to give me a bigger lens on my small personal malaise. Then she […]

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Discernment in Action

Earlier this month I completed a paper as part of my second year coursework in Prairie Jubilee. In this assignment we were asked to contemplate what discernment means to us, and illustrate our understanding of discernment through a question or issue that is moving in our lives now. I examined a work situation, and found that […]

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Reflections on the Healing our World through Contemplative Practice Conference – by Julie Elliot

As promised in the previous blog, I’m continuing with sharing a recollection/learning from the presenters Dawn Kilarski, Judith Burch, Kurt Schwarz and Shelly Manley-Tannis. ~ I was grateful to be part of the Gurdjieff movements led by Dawn Kilarski. The movements are designed to keep us awake and I certainly experienced that under Dawn’s leadership. […]

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Let’s Connect! A Gathering for Jubilee Alum

Pacific Jubilee is on the move. With the closure of Naramata Centre, the Centre of gravity is shifting back to the coast.* While the process of moving the program has had its challenges, it’s also opening up many gifts and new possibilities. We’d love to talk and dream with you about new arisings. We’ve planned […]

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New Poem from Antoinette Voûte Roeder

~Anamchara~ When I sit with you quiet and open nothing remains but a clean threshing floor fundament bedrock. Pour what you will into this space. It will hold and hold fast. It isn’t my doing It’s not my space. I only hold it. Grace. Antoinette is a graduate of the Pacific Jubilee Program. She is […]

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CONFERENCE UPDATE Friday Focus: Creating Healing Sanctuaries

Hi Jubilee Friends Time for our latest update on the upcoming contemplation conference! We’d like to give you a sneak peek of what you’ll be learning about on Friday, the first full day of the event. But first, keep in mind that each day of this year’s conference offers a unique experience. In order to […]

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One-day Passes Available for Contemplation Conference

Hi Jubilee Friends I wanted to let you know about some new pricing options for the upcoming conference, Healing the World through Contemplative Practice, taking place in Winnipeg October 15-18. Now, participants can sign up for the entire conference, or a single day or evening. Please visit our website for registration details. This conference is for […]

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Contemplation Conference Presenter: Judith Burch

Welcome to the second instalment of our Keynote Speaker Series, where we are hearing from the top presenters at the upcoming conference: Healing our World through Contemplative Practice, to be held Oct 15-18 in Winnipeg. First, we heard from Kurt Schwarz, a spiritual health care practitioner and meditation teacher, who told us about some of […]

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What is Contemplation?

What is Contemplation? Almost every religion and spiritual path recognizes the importance of contemplation in some form. But what is it? In Eastern Christianity, contemplation literally means to see God or to have the Vision of God. They describe this as a state of beholding God, or being in union with God. The idea here […]

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