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Ontario Jubilee – Winter Retreat at Five Oaks

JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATION Jubilee Alumni Retreat                 January 27 – 28, 2018 (Sat 10:00 am to Sunday 3:00 pm)                 at Five Oaks Education & Retreat Centre All alumni and current students welcome!   We will be exploring symbols, dreams, and mindfulness practices that support the soul’s journey. Along with silence and group spiritual direction […]

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Ontario Jubilee Accepting Registrations for 2018 Program

Now accepting applications for Phase 1  The Certificate Program Ontario Jubilee offers a two-year certificate program of practical learning in spiritual growth, soul development and the art of spiritual direction. The program is about: Understanding oneself and others Being faithful to one’s inner life that sees no divide between body, heart, and intellect Opening to […]

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When You Listen to Me

By Julie Elliot – My tears taught me that I had yearned for this kind of listening. Held in spacious silence, I felt loved and accepted completely.  Crying can be a teacher. When I first began my training with the Pacific Jubilee Program, I was deeply embarrassed to find that whenever I spoke in the […]

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Give Me Your Faith but Not Your God

By Peggy Guiler ~ As I write this afternoon, my mind drifts to prayer. A family I know lost their son to a tragic death this week and my friend, a minister, has been charged with taking the service. I have been praying for them and for her all week but today, as they bury […]

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A Time to Receive, A Time to Let Go

By Julie Elliot ~ This week, I’d like to share a painting, a meditation, and an observation about myself as a spiritual companion. The painting is one that I did many years ago called “A Time to Receive, A Time to Let Go.” It was inspired by a meditation where I saw myself sitting on […]

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Pacific Jubilee 4 Day Silent Retreat

November 19-24, 2017 Sorrento Centre, Sorrento, BC This retreat, led by Lois Huey-Heck, is open to everyone, whether this is your first silent retreat or whether you have a longstanding experience. You will find time and place, community and spiritual direction to meet you on your own unique journey. This retreat includes five overnights with […]

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Pacific Jubilee 8 Day Silent Retreat

  November 2-11, 2017 Naramata Centre, Naramata, BC This retreat is for those who have already experienced guided silent retreats of at least 8 days length. This retreat includes nine overnights with eight full days of Silence & contemplative practice ~ accommodation in a private room, ~ individual and shared meal preparation, ~ evening vespers […]

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Being Enough – retreats by Celia McBride, Pacific Jubilee Alum

Come for a retreat. A gift to yourself. A time to just be. Why do I feel like I am never doing enough? Like I have to go somewhere, do something, be someone? Why must I constantly prove my self-worth and strive to achieve or acquire more than I have already? Being Enough is about […]

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Writing Retreat – The “je ne sais quoi” of Poetry

~Third Annual Late Summer Writing Retreat~ The “je ne sais quoi” of Poetry* We might have some idea about the “quoi” of a poem but what to do with the “je ne sais” part? Can we make an attempt at exploring that which pulls us in, causes the breath to catch in the throat, moves […]

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Pacific Jubilee Retreat ~ Pathways into Living a Contemplative Life

September 21-24, 2017 With Margie Savigny and Tim Scorer at the Rivendell Retreat Center on Bowen Island, BC Your Invitation Come away from whatever is taking your time and attention. Discover the stillness of the hilltop Rivendell Retreat Centre on Bowen Island. Join a three-day sacred community of pilgrims on a contemplative path, making space […]

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