Happy April, happy Spring!

April 5, 2022

Within our collective presence in Gabriola Ecumenical Society, we have been transitioning to our 2022 theme “Nourishing the Spirit in Times Such As These”. Many of us, […]

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Meditation, Chanting and Potluck with Pandit Tejomaya Review

March 23, 2022

Love Manifesto for Gabriola I am a Gabriolan, and I live by love, with love, and in love. I give birth to love each moment of my […]

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Gary Dillon, Hawaiian Spirituality Review

March 7, 2022

The Gabriola Ecumenical Society was delighted to host an informative presentation by Gary Dillon regarding his immersion in the spiritual principles and practices of the traditional Hawaiian […]

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John Bloomstrand’s personal reflections on Gary Dillon’s Hawaiian Spirituality pesentation

March 7, 2022

You have no idea how glad I am that I went to go see Gary Dillon at the Net Loft. But before I talk about the event, […]

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March – The Beginning of Spring

March 7, 2022

March is here! Spring is undoubtedly on her way. We considered and talked about refraining from even mentioning Covid and Covid’s influence in our daily existence. And […]

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Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good by Heather Menzies

March 7, 2022

It was a delight to come together to discuss the book of  local islander, Heather Menzies, “Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good”. I especially appreciated being […]

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Welcome February

February 14, 2022

The beginning days of February this year heralds a new moon. In astrologically terms, the moon’s alignment suggests the possibility of fresh starts and new endeavours. Ultimately […]

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Harold R. Johnson dead at 68

February 12, 2022

Harold R Johnson, Presenter of the GES October 27th program titled “Changing the Stories We Tell Ourselves”, died in Toronto on Feb. 9th 2022, surrounded by his […]

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Waiting for the Light

January 11, 2022

Today we are writing during the emerging stages of yet another wave of Covid in our Gabriola community and in our homes. We have been advised to […]

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Bring in the Light!

December 6, 2021

As we are writing this article, we are in the midst of a full moon! I’m sure many of us have noticed it as it travelled across […]

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Changing the Stories We Tell Ourselves

November 2, 2021

On the evening of October 27  we hosted a presentation by Harold Johnson at the Community Hall with a great turnout of 45 people. Harold a Cree/Swedish […]

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Gratitude

November 2, 2021

We have so much to be thankful for! October in Canada is when we make time for thanks. This year GES sponsored our regular dinner at the […]

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Giving Thanks Dinner

November 2, 2021

The 17th Gabriola Ecumenical Giving Thanks dinner was an amazing success this year. Registration was limited to 50 people, and we reached capacity within 48 hours of […]

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Reflecting on Life

September 28, 2021

There are no answers to the book of life. Life is what we learn as we live it. And what we practice as we live it is […]

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Transitioning into a New Paradigm

August 16, 2021

For the past 16 years GES has presented to the Gabriola community a great number of excellent programmes that range from spiritual faith-based awareness to practical spiritual […]

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Emerging GES Theme for 2021-22

August 15, 2021

Early in August the GES Board and Program Committee gathered at the Netloft to reconnect and talk about what kind of theme for this year could possibly […]

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Change is Constant

July 6, 2021

Our lives continue to change here on Gabriola. According to Buddhist consciousness, “change is constant”. We are creating a new paradigm as we transition into a world […]

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