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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Reflections from Pilgrimage Gathering 2

July 5, 2021

We had a wonderful in-person gathering on Tuesday night with Reverend Karen Hollis to share our Pilgrimage #2 experiences together. Below is just one reflection from one […]

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Pilgrimage in our Traditions

June 1, 2021

Pilgrims are persons in motion – passing through territories not their own – seeking something we might call contemplation, or perhaps the word clarity will do as […]

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Pilgrimage Journeys

May 3, 2021

With all its sham drudgery and broken dreams it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful, Strive to be happy. Desiderata by Max Ehrmann On Gabriola right […]

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The Spirituality of Action with Pandit Tejomaya March 21, 2021

April 9, 2021

You are a Divine being.  You have been created out of Divinity through Divine actions and are the physical embodiment of Divinity itself walking upon the Divine […]

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Mind, Body, Spirit

April 9, 2021

We are all connected in this world. As individuals, as community and as we create reciprocal relationships with our natural environment. We are all connected in this […]

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Spirituality of Action

March 8, 2021

We hope this last month was a good one for all of us here on Gabriola. The winter months have the potential to be bleak, depressing, anxiety […]

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The Guest House

February 18, 2021

This month’s article highlights a deep and meaningful poem from Rumi. It is entitled “The Guest House” and calls to us because it invites us to consider […]

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GES Carolling Event

January 23, 2021

Since it was impossible to gather in person for the Ecumenical Society Annual Carolling evening, it was decided by the GES Board that we would keep the […]

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