What we're about

This group is for anyone looking for great conversation about Spirituality, Philosophy, Self-Discovery, and Self-Care. We welcome everyone. Every time we meet, we will have questions to help focus the conversation. This group is striving to be a unique community of supportive relationships.

Upcoming events (5+)

WALKERTON - Coffee & Conversation

Pizza Delight

• What we'll do This is an opportunity to connect with others through conversation. Too often do we respond with "Hey's" and "How are ya's" without actually taking the time to hear the responses. In this group we want everyone to feel they have a chance to share and and chance to listen. • What to bring Just bring yourself and a little money to buy a drink. Feel free purchase food if you'd like but in order to use the space the requirement is everyone must purchase a drink. • Important to know We meet in the meeting room at the back. We also want to highlight that this is meant to be a safe space for all. We understand that sometimes conversation can get heated, but we want the focus to be more on sharing and listening then on the topics themselves.

Connection Retreat: Meditation, Lectures, Conversation, & More

Give yourself a break from the stressful distractions of daily life and be part of a weekend of mind-body practices, lectures, and meaningful conversation at a peaceful, scenic woodland campground. ACTIVITIES AT THE RETREAT The retreat includes workshops and presentations focusing on the theme “Live Life Meaningfully Together” in a safe setting for sharing thoughts and feelings, providing opportunity to explore the inner self while creating meaningful connection with others. WHO ATTENDS THE RETREAT All are welcome regardless of background. Participants include individuals from diverse faith traditions, many who consider themselves “more spiritual than religious,” as well as those who identify as agnostic or atheist. RETREAT SETTING Set among the rushing waters of the Rocky Saugeen River where it winds mesmerizingly through the scenic diversity of the Grey Highland forests, the Ziontario Campground and Retreat Center rests upon 300 acres of rolling hills and walking trails near Priceville, Ontario. Although set in a quiet, serene, natural environment, the retreat center is conveniently located 1 hours southwest of Collingwood. COST: $195 (meals and lodging included) For registration, daily schedule and more details, please visit www.connectionretreat.com MIND-BODY ACTIVITIES AND SPIRITUAL PRACTICES Experience holistic mind-body practices, including yoga, mindfulness meditation, drum circles, and tai chi. Drum Circle Experience a playful but non-competitive, uplifting, meditative, and healing space where we create various rhythms together. Mindfulness Meditation Whether you are a total beginner or an experienced meditator, these simple guided exercises will help you find your natural breathing cycle and deep relaxation in the midst of the constant flow of thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Yoga Yoga is a set of physical, mental, and spiritual practices. Its health benefits include increasing general health and stamina, reducing stress, and improving conditions brought about by sedentary lifestyles and may have positive effects on mental health. Tai Chi This Taoist moving meditation is occupied with spiritual and mental aspects, practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. Labyrinth Discernment Walk Walking the Labyrinth is an unfolding journey into self and an ancient ritual practiced across all faith traditions reaching back 4000 years as a sacred pilgrimage. Walking Meditation The technique originates in the Zen tradition of Japanese Buddhism, and consists in placing one's attention on all physical sensations as we slowly walk through the woods. Sacred Listening Sacred Listening is a practice where a small group of people intentionally listen to each other share freely on a focused question. Conversation Cafe: Meaningful Discussions Enjoy a cup of coffee and be part of a meaningful conversation. Make new friends from all walks of life who share a common desire to make a difference in the world. This is a safe space to share perspectives in an open and accepting environment that encourages dialogue over debate. PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS We are still confirming presenters for this retreat, but some of the topics and themes of past presentations and workshops includes: - The Philosophical Roots of Meaning - Canadian Indigenous Spirituality: Living in Seven Directions - The Path of the Buddha - Plant Based Nutrition - Islamic Mysticism and the Poetry of Rumi - A Course in Miracles - True Colours - The Landscape of World Religions - Consensus Building - Neuroscience of Creating Connection - A Brief History of Spirituality Creating Connection Canada is a network of over twenty communities across Ontario committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic mind-body practices. Website: www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/

WALKERTON - Coffee & Conversation

Pizza Delight

• What we'll do This is an opportunity to connect with others through conversation. Too often do we respond with "Hey's" and "How are ya's" without actually taking the time to hear the responses. In this group we want everyone to feel they have a chance to share and and chance to listen. • What to bring Just bring yourself and a little money to buy a drink. Feel free purchase food if you'd like but in order to use the space the requirement is everyone must purchase a drink. • Important to know We meet in the meeting room at the back. We also want to highlight that this is meant to be a safe space for all. We understand that sometimes conversation can get heated, but we want the focus to be more on sharing and listening then on the topics themselves.

WALKERTON - Coffee & Conversation

Pizza Delight

• What we'll do This is an opportunity to connect with others through conversation. Too often do we respond with "Hey's" and "How are ya's" without actually taking the time to hear the responses. In this group we want everyone to feel they have a chance to share and and chance to listen. • What to bring Just bring yourself and a little money to buy a drink. Feel free purchase food if you'd like but in order to use the space the requirement is everyone must purchase a drink. • Important to know We meet in the meeting room at the back. We also want to highlight that this is meant to be a safe space for all. We understand that sometimes conversation can get heated, but we want the focus to be more on sharing and listening then on the topics themselves.

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WALKERTON - Coffee & Conversation

Pizza Delight

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