- Clear Sky Center
- Fort Steele, BC, Canada
- Apr 6 - May 18, 2019 (43 days)
- CAD $200.00 to CAD $300.00 – This supports the teachers and Clear Sky to offer this course CAD $120.00 to CAD $200.00 – This supports the teachers to offer this course
I think this course is a beautiful, utterly grounded and relevant way of making the spiritual life very real and integrated with how we are living every day of our lives. I also think that this course lays an important foundation for a meditation practice that can actually go somewhere as well as allowing a practice that may already be strong to better feed the other parts of our lives for a really well-rounded and truly fulfilling life. Ruth Levin - Movement Educator & Solopreneur - Spring 2018
- Why take the course? Ignite Your Spiritual Life will help you:
- ** get relief from being reactive and stressed by daily events
- ** move through blocks and old patterns that seemed like they’d never shift
- ** establish a more consistent meditation practice
- ** redesign your life to be more in line with your spiritual aspirations
- ** connect with your heart and other people at a deeper level
- ** make bigger a difference in the world from a more grounded and confident place
- ** clarify where you want to direct your energy
ScheduleSince this course is about establishing a consistent meditation practice (the inner) and getting your life (the outer) more in line with your spiritual aspirations, we’ve made each session a balance of this inner and outer work.
We start with a guided meditation or mindfulness practice to support a deepening daily reflective practice, and then give fresh practical tips for integrating it into your daily life.
Turning to the outer, each session then focuses on one key principle for creating what we call a “spiritual container.” The container is the outer supportive conditions you can set up in your life to support your inner practice, reconnect with your heart, and help you break through old patterns that are holding you back. (See our How it Works page for more information on the 5 key principles of a spiritual container)
Each session is lively and interactive, including breakout sessions for discussion in groups, sharing via the chat function, and time for Q&A. We offer home “play” exercises (we prefer this to home “work” as the exercises are designed to be exploratory and fun!) for trying outside of the weekly sessions to explore and integrate the topics.
Week 1: Creating a supportive space for your growth
Three supports for being more mindful and present in daily life.
The missing element. Understand what a spiritual container is, why it’s often forgotten, and why it’s so important to achieving your goals.
Contacting that “aaahh” feeling that a well-created space can instantly create
Six key aspects for creating a space to support your growth.
Week 2 : Transforming habit and making friends with structure
Fresh awareness - tools for getting out of auto-pilot mode.
Loosening and transforming unhelpful habits.
Consciously choosing structures and routines so that you’re free to explore.
Harnessing the power of ritual.
Week 3: Quieting the monkey mind
Calming internal dialog and chatter.
Cleaning up draining conversations and speech patterns.
The power of forgiveness.
Establishing healthy and generative communication
Week 4: Part 1: Cleaning up big areas of your life frees up energy
Identifying big areas in your life that drain your energy.
Beginning to ease the common drain and tension around money.
Exploring your vision and purpose.
Week 5: Part 2: Cleaning up big areas of your life frees up energy
Working with distractions and overload.
Getting off the “hamster wheel”.
Developing a healthy relationship with time.
Learning to “do nothing” - the importance of making space to play.
Week 6: The power of community
Meditations to strengthen kindness and compassion.
Embracing healthy relationships.
The power of community to support your growth.
Bringing it all together - how a strong spiritual container is a launchpad for your growth.
Venue HighlightsClear Sky is a spiritual container that welcomes and supports spiritual groups devoted to personal and planetary awakening. We invite all traditions to come here to deepen their spiritual explorations.
What’s so good about Clear Sky as a space to do retreats?
- It carries the energy of a place dedicated to spiritual work
- We welcome diverse spiritual practices
- We can take online bookings and registrations for your retreat
- With fantastic food and a natural environment, you’ll feel nourished on all levels
AccommodationsAccommodations are shared in our main facility, the Sanctuary. You will share with one, two or three others. Private accommodation is available in our eco-friendly cabins of which we have three.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Includes Meat
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineMany folks are surprised that we serve meat every second day and that they will likely be asked to prepare and serve meat dishes during their stay. For this reason, we ask all participants to come with a mind of curiosity and non-clinging to preferences. For vegetarians and vegans, you can expect to be well fed, however there will be less options as we do cater mostly to omnivores. We are all encouraged to use our relationships with food for meditation and exploration. We source our food from our gardens, food forest, local suppliers, and eat organic as much as possible. Most people who visit rave about how nourishing the food is.
Pick-ups – We can pick you up from the Canadian Rockies International Airport (Cranbrook, YXC), which has regular flights from Vancouver and Calgary. It is a 45-minute drive to Clear Sky from the airport.
You can rent a car at the local airport, or in nearby Cranbrook. Renting a vehicle in Calgary – Driving from Calgary may be cheaper than flying, depending on your length of stay and how many of you there are. It is a beautiful 4.5-hour drive. Contact us if you are coming for a program and would like to find rideshare partners.
Get driving directions from your location with google maps. Our address is 3567 Cockell Road, Fort Steele, BC, V0B 1N0.
Clear Sky is close to the US border, and about four hours from Calgary. We are ten minutes from the BC-93 S Highway and twenty minutes from Fort Steele, along the Wardner-Fort Steele Road.
Some navigation systems may not bring you to our driveway:
Coming from BC-93 S Highway on the Wardner-Fort Steele Road – look for Bull River Road on your right, about five minutes past the fish hatchery, which will be on your left.
Coming from Fort Steele – after about twenty minutes, look for power lines overhead, where the road will bend to the right. Bull River Road is right after this right bend, on your left. (If you see the fish hatchery on your right, you’ve gone too far).
Drive down Bull River Road for about three minutes, then turn left into Cockell Road. You’ll see our driveway on the left, at the end of Cockell Road.