Advent Contemplative Retreat


  • Henri Lock
    Henri Lock

    Henri Lock is a former Spiritual Care Provider at the University of Victoria Multifaith Centre and Executive Director of The Contemplative Society. He is a long-time teacher of Centering Prayer and Mindfulness Meditation in the Christian Wisdom tradition, and a minister with the United Church of Canada.

  • Leslie Black
    Leslie Black

    Leslie Black facilitates Heart Awakening transformational coaching and energy healing with groups and individuals. For over 20 years she was a Healing Pathway instructor and currently she leads group sessions in spiritual growth and energetic self-care, both in-person and on-line. Visit her website at

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Friday - Sunday November 17 - 19, 2023


All Day



Advent Contemplative Retreat

Advent Contemplative Retreat
Advent Contemplative Retreat

Opening to the Light and Love of Christ

4 p.m. Friday, November 17 to lunchtime Sunday, November 19, 2023
$150.00 plus accommodation and meals.

Join us for a weekend of heart-centered contemplative practice, opening to the Light of Christ.  Through guided meditation, embodied and Centering Prayer, labyrinth walking, lectio divina, and chant, we will explore the mystery of Love being birthed into our lives. Meditation & contemplative practices will be gently explored whether you are new or a long-time meditator.

This retreat will give your mind a rest from the chaos and demands of the world. We warmly invite you to gift yourself this quiet time to be fully present to the loving supportive presence of God, without external habits and distractions.