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Event Date: January 22nd - 24th, 2010
January 22nd - 24th, 2010 participate in voice expert Ann Skinner’s famous workshop  “Speaking with Our True Voice”.  In this workshop she will assist us to experience our true voice from a centre of stillness, with a rooted breath and a connected sound. Ann is a founding member of BodySoul Rhythms® Intensive Programs with Marion Woodman and Mary Hamilton, a former Head of Voice at Canada's Stratford Shakespearean Festival and the National Theatre School of Canada. The workshop will be held at Guelph Turf Grass Institute, 328 Victoria Road South, Guelph, ON.  Tuition $195.00 plus G.S.T.
Event Date: February 7th 2010

February 7th 2010 2:00-4:00 P.M.  be sure to hear Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows read from their new translation of Rilke “A Year with Rilke” accompanied by the intuitive cello of David Darling fresh from winning the Grammy for his latest album (Prayer for Compassion). Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar Street, Berkeley, California.

Event Date: February 12th 2010
February 12th 2010 7:00-9:00 P.M. you are invited to hear experienced author, scholar and teacher Mary Condren from Ireland present  “ Brigit of Ireland: Spirit of Old Europe” (her forthcoming book). Mary is the director of the Institute for Feminism and Religion, teaches at Trinity College Dublin and has trained in Leadership for Marion Woodman Foundation’s BodySoul Rhythms® work. Don’t miss her first Guelph talk to be held in the sanctuary at Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Avenue Guelph ON  $20.
Event Date: February 13th 2010
February 13th 2010 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.  Mary Condren who has resourced and organised Festivals of Brigit for over twenty years, will lead us in an experiential workshop “ Brigit: Birthing a New Spring for our Time” to be held in the auditorium at Norfolk United Church, 75 Norfolk Street Guelph, ON   $70.00 plus G.S.T.
Event Date: March 2nd, 2010

March 2nd 2010 7:00-9:00 P.M. we offer an inspiring lecture by Karen Kurtz, a Zurich-trained Jungian Analyst, on “The Stations of the Cross: The Way toward Wholeness” to be held in room 442, in the University Centre, University of Guelph. The Guelph Seminar and the University of Guelph are sponsoring this lecture with the support of Sacred Wisdom Centre.   There is no admission fee and all are welcome.

Event Date: March 26th, 2010
March 26th 2010 7:30-9:30 P.M. come and hear poet, scholar and activist Drew Dellinger from California. He will give an inspired talk on “ The Confluence of Cosmology, Ecology and Justice” based on the ecological vision of Thomas Berry and the social justice vision of Martin Luther King Jr. at Dublin Street United Church 68 Suffolk Street W. Guelph, ON.  $20.
Event Date: March 27th, 2010
March 27th 2010 1:00-4:30 P.M. experience Drew Dellinger’s workshop “ Thomas Berry and the New Cosmology” at the Ecology Villa, Ignatius Jesuit Retreat Centre, Guelph, ON. $50-$55 plus G.S.T.  Immediately following the workshop Jim Profit will lead a Cosmic Walk on the recently constructed spiral path dedicated to Thomas Berry, in 2009.
Event Date: April 12th, 2010
April 12th, 2010 7:00-10:00 P.M.  the National Film Board documentary “Griefwalker” made on Stephen's work with the dying will be introduced, shown and discussed by Stephen Jenkinson, a Harvard educated theologian, leading Canadian palliative care educator, author and spiritual activist. Harcourt United Church. $15.00.
Event Date: April 26th, 2010
April 26th to 30th 2010 attend an exceptional five-day intensive at Loyola House, Ignatius Jesuit Retreat Centre, Guelph, ON with Lauren Artress and Mary Hamilton “Embodied Wisdom:The Spirituality of the Labyrinth.”  $575.00 plus accommodation. These experienced leaders and authors work with the labyrinth and body movement to bring soul to consciousness. The workshop is offered in conjunction with Lauren’s business “Veriditas” and with “Wisdom University” in California where it will be given course credit. It is also a Marion Woodman Foundation affiliated workshop. See the information on www.wisdomuniversity.org under class schedule for course details.
Event Date: May 1st, 2010
Saturday, May 1st 2010, 9:30-12:00 p.m. Lauren Artress and Mary Hamilton will present “Moving in the Field of the Labyrinth”. In the sacred energy field of the Chartres labyrinth, experience your soul’s expression in your body. Lauren will instruct you in the ritual of walking the labyrinth. Mary will guide you through the "Dance of Three”, an exercise she created for the internationally acclaimed “BodySoul Rhythms® Intensives" where you will experience three aspects of yourself, your dancing soul, your objective mirror and your compassionate container.  It will be held at the Arboretum Centre, University of Guelph $40.00-$45.00 plus G.S.T.
Event Date: May 1st, 2010
Saturday, May 1st 2010, 1:00-4:30 P.M. Neil Douglas-Klotz will present “The Aramaic Jesus and the Sufis: Shared Paths of the Heart”. This half-day workshop will explore the shared prayers and meditations of the heart that connect the Aramaic Jesus and the Sufis. As part of the journey, Neil will share stories, meditation and body prayer, including a number of new Dances of Universal Peace inspired by his recent work. It will be held at the Arboretum Centre, University of Guelph $50.00-$55.00 plus G.S.T.
Event Date: Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
Sunday, May 2nd 2010 2:00-4:00 P.M. hear  “The Spirituality of the Historical Jesus” a challenging dialogue between  Bruce Chilton, an episcopal priest  and Neil Douglas-Klotz , a sufi spiritual leader, two of the leading experts in translating ancient biblical documents. Both have PhDs in their respective fields and best selling books to their credit.  Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Ave., Guelph, ON.  $20.00.
Event Date: June 11th - 12th, 2010
EVENSONGS OF THE SOUL: Chant and Cello in Concert Improvisations” with David Darling and Norma Gentile - Fresh from winning the 2010 Grammy for Best New Age Album, eclectic composer/cellist David Darling joins with vocalist and sound shaman Norma Gentile in two evenings of spontaneous music-making. Norma’s soprano voice dances with David’s sonorous cello improvisations in music ranging from medieval chants of Hildegard von Bingen to contemporary classical, pop, jazz and new age styles. (Listen to Summer Song) Friday, June 11th at 8:00 P.M.  at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Toronto ON  10 Trinity Square (near Eaton Centre)  $25.00 and (Listen to Kyrie Improv or Listen to Blessing Song) Saturday, June 12th  8:00 P.M. at Harcourt United Church Guelph, ON, 87 Dean Avenue $25.00. (Click on the website behind this pop up box to hear the music while you continue looking through the website.)
Event Date: July 23rd - 25th, 2010
July 23rd - 25th , 2010 “Nature as Inspiration: Exploring Your Creative Source” a shared course with Wisdom University is led by Suzanne Darley, a published expressive arts educator, certified in Waldorf Education at Rudolf Steiner College (1991) and with an MA in East /West Psychology (1996). She sang opera in N.Y. and Vienna and has a thriving voice studio in California for young, professionally tracked singers. Using the lush environment of the St. Ignatius Centre with its gardens, stations of the cosmos, woodland paths, labyrinth and organic farm as inspiration, Suzanne will invite us to weave our experience of nature into music, prose, poetry, sculpture, and visual art as we unveil the potency in nature and apprehend personal meaning.  St. Brigid’s Villa, Ignatius Jesuit Centre, Guelph, ON. $275.00.
Event Date: Sept. 17th - 18th, 2010

On Sept. 17th, 2010 over 300 people came to hear Marianne Williamson and Andrew Harvey deliver an inspiring foray into their current perspectives on "Love in Action" with separate presentations, an informative dialogue and sensitive responses to excellent questions from the audience. Marianne is a best selling author, acclaimed spiritual teacher and humanist who champions the causes of the hungry, deprived and under privileged in our world.  One of her many #1 New York Times Best Sellers (Return to Love) set the stage for contemporary seekers with her famous insight "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure".  Andrew Harvey is an acclaimed mystic and passionate spiritual leader, prolific author and activist who has recently founded The Institute for Sacred Activism in Chicago. Sacred Activism is a fusion of mystical knowledge, peace and passion with clear wise urgent action in every area of the world. The talk was held at Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Ave., Guelph, ON.  $25.00 incl. H.S.T.

On Sept. 18th, 2010  78 people came to hear Marianne Williamson and Andrew Harvey present a day long workshop “Love in Action”. The workshop developed the themes from their talk the night before and provided insight and direction for putting into action an awakened consciousness of the current urgent world situation. Their friendship and mutual respect resonated through their presentation providing a rare and rich opportunity of spiritual and intellectual depth with practical wisdom. The workshop was held at The Cutten Club, 190 College Ave. E., Guelph $195 incl. HST and a light lunch.

Event Date: Oct. 3rd, 2010

On Oct. 3rd, 2010,  Christine Bretherick  taught  a delightfully successful workshop “Creative, Playful Finger Puppets: an Expressive Arts Workshop for Adults”. Christine, an accomplished Guelph artist, teacher and an experienced adult educator, shared the puppet making process naturally and enthusiastically. Her skills allowed the participants to give form to their own inner creative world with respect for the silence and space needed with just the right amount of direction. The workshop was held at  St. Brigid’s Villa ,Ignatius Jesuit Centre, Guelph     $56.50 incl. HST and supplies.

Event Dates: November 26th - 28th, 2010

On Nov. 26th, 2010, Stephen Jenkinson  gave an engaging talk called “First You Make the Cooking Pot, Then You Make the Feast: Conjuring a Village from Modern Loneliness”. It was about our relationship with death and was held at Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Ave., Guelph. ON       $20.00 incl. HST.

On Nov. 27th-Nov.28th, 2010 he presented a deeply moving workshop “Grief and Grief’s Twin: How Your Dying Cradles Your Love of Being Alive”. It was held at St. Brigid’s Villa, Ignatius Jesuit Centre, Guelph, ON     $190 incl. HST

On Nov. 28th, 2010 he introduced the NFB film “Griefworker”, a documentary about his work, and responded to questions from an interested audience for one and a half hours following the screening. It was shown at the Bookshelf Cinema, 51 Quebec Street, Guelph, ON. $20.00 incl. HST