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Two-and-half-day Spring Retreat – Bethlehem Centre – Nanaimo

April 8 @ 3:00 pmApril 10 @ 4:00 pm


Two-and-half-day Spring Retreat at Bethlehem Centre, Nanaimo

Monday, April 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm to Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Spring Retreat: Awaken, with a Renewed Mindfulness

It’s a tempting escape for refreshing renewal at Nanaimo’s Lakeside Bethlehem Centre this spring. Linda St. Clair, PhD, ordained minister and multi-faith advocate with co-facilitator Lynn Haley, MRE, will lead a two and a half-day retreat taking place from 3 pm Monday, April 8, 2019, to 4 pm Wednesday, April 9, 2019 at 2371 Arbot Rd. The theme for the retreat is awakening to a renewed mindfulness of friendship.

Retreat participants will enjoy the opportunity to reflect on friendship as a way of being. The retreat explores the relationship with creation, with oneself, with humanity and with the Divine.

The peaceful two and a half day retreat features meditation, poetry, music and nourishing, wholesome food. Participants will share inspirational music, written and visual materials. Spiritual direction will be offered and silent time to immerse within the moment and reflect will take place during the retreat. Exploring guided meditations, contemplative prayer, and sacred texts and stories, the retreat offers time for personal growth and tranquil centering as well as space for conversation and shared discussion.

The Bethlehem Centre property is a retreat oasis on Vancouver Island in Nanaimo, Canada in the sacred, quiet, tranquil woodlands of Mt. Benson on the shores of Westwood Lake surrounded by nature. The retreat and conference centre offers an 8300 stone labyrinth, a peaceful chapel, and water views on strolls by the lakeside offer a serene, gentle, calm, soothing to the spirit.

Visiting the gift shop with its Global Village fair trade items or meditating in the garden or labyrinth are a few items to explore while attending the retreat. View the Bill Godden Finger Labyrinth Museum, Peace Pole, and outdoor labyrinth while renewing on the majestic grounds of Bethlehem Centre.

Spring Retreat Resident: Arrive at 3 pm in time to prepare for dinner on April 8 and stay until after lunch on April 10 – $320

Spring Retreat Commuter: Join us for all lunches and dinners, and go home for overnight and breakfast. You get to participate in all coordinated events for the retreat and sleep in your own bed. – $140

Stay an extra night: Let us know if you are arriving early or departing late and we will accommodate you for one more night. If you arrive early breakfast & lunch are included. If you stay longer dinner and breakfast are included.

To book and reserve your space visit the Bethlehem Centre online:

Spirituality without Borders ~
The Bethlehem Centre – your sacred space for retreats and conferences.
info [at] bethlehemcentre [dot] com



April 8 @ 3:00 pm
April 10 @ 4:00 pm
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Bethlehem Centre

2371 Arbot Road




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