Holy Ground: Seeding the Soil of Wild Church
January 19-21, 2022
Loon Lake Retreat Centre, Maple Ridge BC
A 3-day retreat to experience Wild Church, share ideas and resources, and help equip and empower you to either begin or deepen your own Wild Church gathering. All registered participants receive a free copy of Church of the Wild: How Nature Invites Us into the Sacred. Register at Leadershift.
Remind & Renew: The Art of Ritual
January 25-27, 2022
Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, OK
Remind & Renew: The Art of Ritual, Cultivating Practices for Community will invite attendees to explore and experience rituals that nourish our souls, give life to our missions, and express our deepest and most significant communal values. Remind & Renew will be both in-person and online with recorded and live presentations. Register at Phillips Seminary.
Virtual and Experiential Book Club
Five Tuesday evenings starting November 2
4:00 - 5:30 pm pacific time
Online sponsored by Seminary of the Wild
A virtual book club with experiential invitations to practice the themes of the Church of the Wild book. Victoria will guide a conversation, working through the book two chapters at a time, and offer weekly spiritual practices to deepen relationship with your own wildish places. Register at Seminary of the Wild.
Eco-Spiritual Direction in a Time of Eco-Crisis: Restoring the Great Conversation
Four Thursdays starting October 28,
1-2:30 pm pacific time
Online, Sponsored by Spiritual Directors International
The reality of ecological and collective cultural grief felt by nearly everyone (whether they can identify it or not) is a call for help, not only for the planet but for our own souls. Spiritual directors, perhaps more than any other vocational role in our current culture, possess a key to the necessary restoration of kindred relationality, the sacred conversation with the whole beloved community beyond even our species. Register now through SDi
October 7, 2021 * 5-6:30 pm pdt
Online "Wild Luminary" webinar
sponsored by Seminary of the Wild and the Wild Church Network
With an ecospiritual lens on biblical narratives and a fresh look at a community larger than our own species, Victoria will invite participants to uncover the wild roots of their faith and encourge a deepened commitment to a suffering earth by falling in love with it--and calling it church. Victoria will share stories from her book and encourage participants to create practices of reconnection with the natural world as sacred. Register at Seminary of the Wild.
Restoring the Great Conversation
October 9, 2021 * 9 am to noon pdt
In person retreat sponsored by Stillpoint at Beckside.
I"n the beginning was the Conversation." This is how the first line of the gospel of John was translated for the first four centuries before the patriarchy of the newly approved church of the Roman Empire changed it to "Word." This daylong retreat explores the power of restoring Conversation as a metaphor of Christ and a modality of spirituality restoring the great conversation with All That Is (Meister Eckhart). Register through Stillpoint at Beckside.
August 6, 2021 * 10 am - 3 pm EDT
Online retreat sponsored by The BTS Center, Portland Maine
Half day online retreat introducing the practice of wild spirituality in your home bio-region. What does it mean to "belong to place"? How can we integrate our religious tradition with restored relationship with Earth with our religious traditions and experience once again the sacred presence in all things? Experiential practices through Zoom and in your own wildish places. Register through The BTS Center.