Upcoming Community Events
May 17 – 19 | ENSWaP Conference 2019 “100 Years of Waldorf Pedagogy — Preserving Ashes or Lighting Fires?”
According to Rudolf Steiner, it is a natural thing that all processes unhealthy or healthy, are bound to die. Making a wholistic, spiritual approach to education and humanity for the sake of a sound society is fought by the forces of egotism and fear. What Steiner calls the “consciousness soul epoch” contains, however, an appeal for not just sitting around and waiting for the fraught situation to pass by but to take it as a challenge in order to wake up, realize and strengthen our creative and spiritual cores.
The development of our school communities after 100 years deserves a caring and thorough look at what is left of the initial intentions, what is worth keeping and how we can help a phoenix grow from the ashes and create awareness of the tasks that lie ahead of us.
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May 24 – 26 | A Weekend Drama Workshop and Sunday Talk with Michael Burton
Exploring Goethe’s Fairy Tale and its Metamorphosis in the First Mystery Drama by Rudolf Steiner
Friday, May 24, from 7:30 to 9 pm
Saturday, May 25 from 10 am to 5 pm
Rudolf Steiner Centre, 3743 Delbrook Plaza, North Vancouver
Goethe’s Fairy Tale and the First Mystery Drama; What do They Have to Offer Human Beings in 2019?
Sunday, May 26 at 12 pm
The Christian Community Church, 5050 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Cost for all 3 days – $100 | Suggested donation for Sunday talk only: $30/$20/$10
Michael Burton, a speech and drama artist living in New Zealand, has had extensive experience working with Goethe’s fairy tale and three of Steiner’s four Mystery Dramas. He recently published an original Mystery Drama that follows on from the events of Steiner’s Fourth Drama.
604-442-5041 or 250-701-0023
Jun 2 | Dancing with the Mystery Piano Concert
Premiering ten new compositions, join Lori-Ann on another of her signature music journeys this time into the heart of being a human. Through poetic spoken word and piano, ponder the meaning of life while enjoying a magical journey to the beauty of your soul and beyond.
Jun 02, 4:00 PM
Pyatt Hall at the VSO School of Music, 843 Seymour St, Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 3 – 12 | A Camp for Children ages 9-13
A new sleepaway summer camp for rising 3rd-8th graders children facilitated by Rev. Ann Burfeind of the Christian Community. Based on the European model that has been in existence since the 1950s, we are proud to continue the original camps’ mission to provide children an escape from the buzz of everyday life, a retreat into nature and the natural rhythms of the day and night. Together we leave our screens behind as we venture into the forest to sing, tell stories, create beautiful projects, swim, explore, and play games. As we build our camp community, we build a family away from home – we eat wholesome meals together, joke, play, and celebrate with the Children’s Service on Sundays. All beliefs and income levels welcome.
Registration and information: www.thechristiancommunity.org/children-youth/camps
Aug 25 – Sep 8 | In Search of the Centre-in Depth, Dornach, Arlesheim & beyond
A week of in-depth exploring with Rima Meadow, an American eurythmist and speech artist, who has lived, studied and worked in Dornach-Arlesheim for 7 years. Included will be art classes in clay and painting, story time with Wanda Chrzanowska, who has amazing tales about her family and Dornach – as well as other opportunities that may present themselves. Rima will then take us to explore Colmar and see the Isenheim altarpiece by Grünewald, the glorious Alsace area, Mont St-Odile, Strasbourg cathedral, Malsch, Maulbronn Monastery and, finally, a day in Stuttgart before returning home. Accommodation will be primarily in monastery or convent guesthouses; hotel in Riquewihr and near Stuttgart airport.
For further information please contact Sarnia Guiton 604-740-0676 | firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sophiaservices.ca