Exploring creativity through art helps us find our inspiration and encourages innovative, out-of-the-box thinking and unique expressive approaches. Expand your horizons and join us for an exploration of creativity grounded in contemplative spiritual practice and art making with professional artist and spiritual director Nan Goodship and Minister Murray Groom. Soul Work: The Spirit of Creativity takes place Thursday March 7, 2019 to Sunday March 10th, 2019. Enjoy the weekend in company with others in the comfort and tranquility of the woodlands by the lakeside at Bethlehem Centre at 2371 Arbot Rd. on Mt. Benson in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
Explore what the individualized creative process looks like. As we seek to open our sense of how to live creatively, we will discern what inhibits us and what inspires us. Through silence and conversation, being and action, we will lay the foundation for more openness toward the creative spirit in each of our lives.
We will be using art as a basic metaphor and medium to experience creativity, encouraging an understanding and awareness of creativity that is active in every area of our lives.
Nan Goodship is a professional artist, spiritual director, and retreat leader. She considers herself an ecological artist, a lover of community life and someone who brings a contemplative and playful interest to creative life.
Murray Groom is an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada. He is a graduate, former staff member, and one-time interim Director of the Pacific Jubilee Program in Spiritual Direction. He is a practiced spiritual director and regularly co-conducts extended silent retreats at Naramata Centre in the Okanagan Valley.
Registration – Residential includes: tuition, materials, accommodation and meals (3 nights). $625
Commuter Registration includes: Tuition, materials, and meals (three meals per day for three days starting with dinner on the first day). $415.
Paradise at the serene lakeside Bethlehem Centre property is a restful opportunity to walk the labyrinth for some quiet meditation, peruse the library, visit our museum or gift shop or the perfect time to go for a peaceful mountain hike, forest or lakeside walk. We hope to have you along for a wonderful weekend of relaxing artful rejuvenation. Bethlehem Centre’s friendly staff looks forward to pampering you during this creative weekend that will nurture your soul.
For more information email Johanne Nicholson at [email protected] or telephone us at 250.754.3254. Reserve your weekend space online at our website www.bethlehemcentre.com.