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Wisdom of Wild Grace
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Wisdom of Wild Grace Retreat

The Wisdom of Wild Grace Weekend Retreat Onlinewith Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, REACESat -Sun, October 3-4Live from Ireland: Virtual Weekend Zoom RetreatIn these days of climate crisis and global pandemic, how might we grow in intimacy with the elements and creatures? How might we listen more closely to Earth’s wisdom for us? During this weekend retreat we will explore spiritual practices which help us to cultivate an Earth-cherishing consciousness and to fall more deeply in love with creation. Sessions will include presentations, reflections, song, meditations, poetry, creative exercises and explorations, gentle movement, small group and partner sharing, guidance for time outside in between sessions, and time for questions and input.For more details and registration

Mary Magdalene: Apostle to Our Own Times

 Course Description

Mary Magdalene is possibly one of the most misunderstood and forgotten characters in the Gospels. Who was this woman who earned the title “Apostle to the Apostles”? While history has often portrayed Mary Magdalene - incorrectly - as a prostitute, there is much to discover about this woman who walked so closely with Jesus. What might her life and example teach us about the sacrament of conscious love at the heart of the Gospel mystery?

Join Cynthia Bourgeault as she brings to light what made Mary Magdalene one of Jesus’ most important and beloved disciples. Discover her legacy as an apostle to our times—revealing a path of conscious love that we too are invited to walk.

Mary Magdalene: Apostle to Our Own Times is an opportunity to see one of Christianity’s most courageous women, featured prominently in the Gospel story, more clearly. Let her guide you to a perspective of Christianity you never knew existed, one we so desperately need today. While it is not required reading for the course, Cynthia Bourgeault’s book The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity is recommended as lending support to the course content.

Course Objectives:

  • Cultivate a depth of love in your daily life through reflection and engagement with Cynthia Bourgeault’s teaching.
  • Expand your awareness of Mary Magdalene and what she reveals about the nature of conscious love.
  • Develop contemplative practice(s) to engage and embody these teachings.
  • Connect and learn with others on the journey toward living out the sacrament of love with compassion, generosity, and courage.


In this unique, 8-week online course, you will have opportunities to:

  • Interact with fellow learners from around the world.
  • Participate in a guided study through recorded teachings and readings from Cynthia Bourgeault and others.
  • Engage in personal reflection and contemplative practice.
  • Enjoy 24/7 access to the course material.
  • Explore new material every week (released Wednesday mornings, US Mountain Time).
  • Invest 2-4 hours per week in the reading, online discussion, and personal reflections.
  • Please note: the teaching in this course is presented through audio files.

Registration closes one week before the course opens or as soon as the course fills, whichever comes first.

Cost: $120 per person. To apply for financial assistance, please complete the online Financial Assistance Form.

Course Dates:

Start Date September 23, 2020  

Ending date November 17, 2020

Registration via Center for Action and Contemplation

Bible Study Sustainable September

The Anglican EcoCare Commission has produced its annual Sustainable September resource, with prayers, reflections, liturgies and resources. We also revisit some of the most appreciated Bible Studies from previous years, including this one from Dr Sue Taylor, EcoCare on ‘Earth’.....

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Christian Meditation
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Christian Meditation

Sundays 5pm via Zoom  for details and log in.

​This is a group of people from different Christian churches and denominations (as well as those who may not be a member of any church but value silence) who meet weekly for a contemplative prayer gathering.

The gathering is usually comprised of a bible reading and reflection, 15 minutes of silent meditation, prayers and music.


We seek to be guided in our work by the following principles:

  • ​Simplicity
  • Hospitality
  • Compassion
  • Nonviolence
  • Listening