When solitude is imposed or enforced it can be an instrument of oppression and censorship.
But when we choose solitude for ourselves, it can be a refuge and calm our active minds.
Join us for 75 quiet minutes. We’ll explore a range of thoughts about solitude and ponder where and how we find solitude in everyday life. We’ll pause for meditation and contemplation, and listen to our own and each other’s wisdom. Gentle guidelines will support a calm, confidential and protected space.
Pay What You Can (Donation)
5 sessions, 7 :00– 9:00 pm, January 15 – February 12
Perhaps you’re at a crossroads?
A fork in the path?
Maybe something has shifted, in you,
or maybe in the world around you?
You long to feel in sync again with your purpose and see the path ahead clearly.
Consider joining us for Clarity: five weekly sessions to pause, step back and examine where you are, what you have to offer and how you can move forward in ways that answer your deep longings and serve the world.
We’ll get clear on our strengths and values, and engage strategies to stimulate fresh perspectives and generate possible opportunities. We’ll offer each other gentle, honest questions and encouragement as we workshop new ideas and plans. We’ll pull it altogether with principles for moving forward.
Clarity is in no way prescriptive, nor will it outline a specific path forward. Instead, Clarity offers time and space to contemplate who you are, what you would bring to the world and how you might do that. Clear, time-tested guidelines and structured conversations will support open, non-judgemental interactions. Each person participates to the depth they are comfortable with.
Registration opens December 4, 2023.
We are settlers on Treaty 13 Land, the traditional territories of many Indigenous Nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples from across Turtle Island. We are committed to honouring the history this land bears witness to, responding to the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and walking lightly on the Earth. A portion of proceeds from all our offerings are sent to: The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and The Nii’kinaaganaa Foundation.
The Inside Outside Retreat Centre, Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), 720 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON, M5S2R4