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The Zen of Rest A Nurturing Silence Retreat

The Zen of Rest: A Nurturing Silence Retreat

Oct 22, 2021 - Oct 23, 2021

The Zen of Rest: A Nurturing Silence Retreat

Time Fri Oct 22 2021 at 05:00 pm to Sat Oct 23 2021 at 11:30 pm

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“If you’re silent, you can hear the forest breathe, the holy hush of the tree’s limb.” Felicia Morrell

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Creating Connection’s Nurturing Spirit Retreats provide an opportunity for meditation, gentle yoga, deep relaxation, spiritual conversations, and learning. We are inclusive and value each person and living being on the planet. Through mindful, meaningful and spiritual conversations, we hope to create a better world for all of us, one small step at a time.

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Nurturing Silence Retreat: The Zen of Rest

October 22-23, 2021
$20 per person

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Take time out to relax, slow down and savor life exactly as it is. Rest your body, quiet your mind, and listen to those sparks of inspiration that arise when you take time to nurture a quiet listening presence. In this retreat, you’ll have time to let silence seep into the depths of your being, learning core practices to help sustain awareness while sitting, moving, walking, eating, working, resting, or whatever you’re doing. Guided in practices that cultivate inner silence, while in your own space for a full weekend, you’ll emerge feeling revitalized with new insights and practices to take into your everyday life.

Your Nurturing Silence Team: Lana Cullis, Debra Donohue, Patti Beer, Jeri Mortimore, Barbara Rose, Jodi Capling and Lisa Neudorf.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 (all times are pacific time)

5:00 Community Dinner - Join when you can! – Debra

Join us for this venture into community on Friday evening. Eat dinner, cook dinner, or have dessert while we get to know each other.

6:15 Welcome and Intro to Silent Practices – Jeri Mortimore

7:30 Bedtime Story: The Other Way To Listen

Find a comfy place to sit or lie down and revisit a time when bedtime stories were read to you.


7:45 Zoom opens, log in now

8:00 A Gentle Zen Yoga Practice - Barbara Rose

9:45 Sitting and Walking Meditation – Barbara Rose

11:30 Guidance for Practicing On Our Own: Lana Cullis

12:00 Mindful meal prep and eating meditation – Lisa Neudorf

Mindfully prepare to eat your lunch with this short meditation and instructions.

1:00 Writing into Silence – Lana Cullis

Writing offers the opportunity to capture and preserve fleeting encounters with our own deep wisdom. The practices of Zen help us to slow down, be still and be present. Zen brings about a state of calm attentiveness so one can be guided by intuition. With intention, silence can become a vessel for reflection and discernment. During this session, we will contemplate our deepest soul whispers and play with ways to write about our experiences from within silence.

For this session come with a notebook and pen, or another favorite writing device. No writing experience is necessary.

2:30 Open time for Practices of Rest and Healing - Patti Beer

Patti will share ideas for practicing rest and healing on your own with water, nature, and art using everyday items in your home or neighbourhood.

4:30 Breathe and Stretch – Optional

4:50 Re-join Zoom

5:00 Mindful meal prep and eating meditation – Lisa Neudorf

Mindfully prepare to eat your evening meal with this short meditation and instructions.

6:00 Listening Circles – Debra Donohue

Our Listening Circles will give you a chance to hear and share wisdom from our personal experiences in silence and bask in the support of community.

7:00 Yoga Nidra – Jodi Capling

Break the cycle of tension and fatigue, regain health and vitality, and reconnect to your soul’s calling, through the practice of Yoga Nidra. Begin with a few gentle stretches and breathing techniques to help release tension, then experience a full 40-minute Yoga Nidra practice, a sleep-based, conscious relaxation and meditation practice done in a lying down position. You will leave your busy outer life behind, and enter your inner world, and a relaxed, subconscious state of mind, where healing truly begins.

8:00 Bedtime Ice Jam story – Lana Cullis

Drift away as you are transported to the North in the Ice Jam Story

8:30 Farewell

See you March 4-6, 2022 for the Nurturing Spirit Retreat: Writing into the Sacred.

Nurturing Silence Retreat: The Zen of Rest

October 22-23, 2021
$20 per person

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CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts are provided.

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Fri Oct 22 2021 at 05:00 pm to Sat Oct 23 2021 at 11:30 pm
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