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Wonderworks, The Hermit's Lamp, & Hedgewitchery announces...
Category: Pagan Conference
What to Bring: just yourself
Price/Donation: $125 for full conference or $80 for one
Acct. Id: 393013
Event Id: 85804
Spiritual Seekers Conference
When: Feb. 22nd. 2013 - Feb. 24th. 2013
Where: Toronto, Ontario
a weekend conference to share & build community
Event Details: The Spiritual Seekers Conference is an event to help share: share in community, share our experiences with practitioners from a wide range of traditions, and share in learning and growing as a spiritual seeker so that may more deeply embody our paths.
Tickets for the full weekend are $125 + HST. This includes the Friday night reception, full programming on Saturday and Sunday, networking event on Saturday evening, closing reception on Sunday evening, and hospitality. Tickets for one day (Saturday or Sunday) are $80 + HST.
Tickets can be purchased online through the conference website, and in-person at The Hermit's Lamp.
For more details about the Spiritual Seekers Conference including bios, detailed scheduling, and online registration, see spiritualseekersconference.wordpress.com.
This weekend-long conference consists of 7 workshops, 2 panels, and several social events.
Friday Programme (February 22nd)
Opening reception for all seekers registered for the full weekend. Come get to know your fellow attendees, the presenters, and organizers.
Saturday Programme (February 23rd)
Talking with Spirit
All traditions have some way of connecting directly with spirit. Prayer, divination, intuition, and meditation can all help. In this workshop you will be invited to explore how you relate to spirit. What kind of conversations do you need to have with spirit? What kind of tools does your spirit prefer? You will also be invited to try a few tools that you can use anywhere and anytime to keep the communication flowing between you and your spirit.
Facilitated by Andrew McGregor
The Work That Reconnects
The Work That Reconnects is a body of practices and teachings by eco-philosopher Joanna Macy and her colleagues. Its central purpose is to help us uncover and experience our innate connection with each other and with the systemic, self-healing powers in the web of life, so that we may be enlivened and motivated to play our part in creating a sustainable civilization. Through information and an experiential group activity, James will guide you to ground yourself in gratitude, honour your pain for these times, wonder about fresh perspectives, and commit to doable action on behalf of Life. It’s not just a workshop, it’s a lifestyle.
Facilitated by James Wells
The Challenges of the Ego on the Spiritual Path
Writers from Eckhart Tolle to Wayne Dyer, from Byron Katie to Doreen Virtue have educated us about the ego and its tricks for sowing discord and disconnection in our lives.
How can we understand the ego and its constant, fearful attempts to frame other human beings as problems, threats, or even dangerous to our well being?
How can we practice conscious relationships when the ego is constantly urging us to avoid vulnerability, open-heartedness, and deep connection, with ourselves and others?
How do we move from understanding the ego to putting it in its place in actual human interaction?
By sharing her own story of how she was guided to overcome not only egoic-living, but ultimately any fear of death, loss, or separation, Erin Bentley shares insights and strategies for helping us understand and resolve the deep, egoic roots of day-to-day conflicts, power struggles, and disconnection.
Facilitated by Erin Bentley
Panel: Walking Multiple Paths
The Spiritual Seeker’s Conference presents a panel discussion of various aspects of multi-faithed, eclectic, and spiritual paths. Perspectives include those who may have had a long history with a particular tradition then moved on to embrace other paths, and those who integrate different traditions to bring a more layered and holistic approach to their practice (s) . We share ideas and ways to respectfully combine observances, objects, symbols, images, and ritual, using an integrated and culturally-informed approach.
Speakers include Andrew McGregor and Rochelle Holt
Bringing Magic to the Mundane
How to assimilate your spiritual practice into everyday living.
Stop separating your magical practice from your everyday life and become an authentic and integrated person. Through discussion, exercises, and handouts, you will learn how to live a magical life, whether doing laundry, picking up the dry cleaning, or working a 9 – 5 job.
Facilitated by Monica Bodirsky
A casual chance to mingle with other attendees. Share your experiences from the day and engage in conversations about what you have learned or experienced.
Sunday Programme (Feb 24th)
“We are being asked to evolve now. Every experience is a golden gem teaching wisdom leading us to live the One Presence.”
Awakening to who we are and living our authentic life is what we are meant to do on this earth. This workshop gives us a chance to examine our experiences that are blocking our ability to experience the depth of who we are. How can I let go of stuck emotions and break patterns that keep me from moving forward? How can I expand my life now to love what is? How can I tune into the Divine stream to be more creative in my everyday life? These and other relevant questions are explored through information, creative exercises, and guided meditations, all of which are designed to encourage deep healing of your soul and reveal your authentic nature.
Facilitated by Chris Emmanuel
Panel: Psychic or Psychosis?
Differentiating between spiritual messages and potential mental health issues.
Tell anyone you hear voices in your head and you may end up medicated or labeled delusional. Join us in a lively panel discussion about mental health concerns spiritual practitioners have had when experiencing clairvoyance, clairaudience, precognition and other abilities, and how they resolved these issues.
Panelists include Monica Bodirsky, Des Sagragao, and Anita Kuno.
Born in Joy, Live in Joy
We are all born in joy. It’s a statement that most people feel is a fundamental truth – if they don’t let their thinking get in the way. Because we are born in joy, it logically follows that we live in joy – but this is a state that many find elusive. Many people have glimpses of joy that don’t last long. I believe it is possible to be in joy all the time and that this is our natural state. This talk will cover how we can remember who we really are, our true nature, and help participants wash away lifetimes of forgetting. A short meditation will help participants experience their own joy and light.
Facilitated by Des Sagragao
Collective Wisdom Circle Gathering
Circle and Wisdom gatherings go back through the ages and are used in many spiritual communities. We are excited to be ending our 2013 Spiritual Seekers Conference by coming together to share in a Collective Wisdom Circle journey. Together we will ground in our inner knowing, reflect on the tools and learnings we are taking away from the conference, and will share our journeys with each other in small Wisdom Circles. You will be guided through a self-reflective and contemplative practice before we move into the teachings and experiences of Wisdom Circles. It is our hope that you will leave deeply connected to your own wisdom and inspired by the many stories that reflect your own journey in the room.
Facilitated by Tammy Neilson
Event Location: Wonderworks, 79a Harbord St. in Toronto
Event TIME Details: Evening of Feb 22, all day Feb 23 & 24
Directions: Wonderworks is located at 79a Harbord St, just west of Spadina, in Toronto's downtown Annex neighbourhood. We are accessible from the Spadina subway station, Spadina streetcar, or Harbord/Wellesley bus.
Phone: (416) 323-3131
Website II: http://www.gowonderworks.com
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