Thunderbird Dorms - Day 1

Thunderbird Dorms – Day 1

On Monday March 30 we officially (and symbolically) ‘broke ground’ on the latest project under the Haven Facilities Masterplan, the conversion of three of the rooms in the Thunderbird building to purpose built dorms. Pictured here is Project Manager Vince Iameo of Architrave Design Build on Gabriola and The Haven’s Housekeeping and Facilities Project Manager, […]

Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems

By Wendy Schulz Sometimes things of value are hidden in plain sight and once experienced I wonder what took me so long to include myself in this experience. This has been my story about the programs and work that Marlyn Farrell of Primal Nudgings offers. For years I waited to take programs thinking that because I ‘knew’ Marlyn […]

My Experience Week at Findhorn Foundation

My Experience Week at Findhorn Foundation

By Tina Boehm I recently had the good fortune to attend Experience Week at the Findhorn Foundation Community in Scotland and want to share a little of my experience. My hope is that it may encourage others to venture overseas and have their own experience of a truly magical and unique spiritual ecovillage and learning […]

Living Alive Phase I: What's in it for you?

Living Alive Phase I: What’s in it for you?

By Susan Clarke. This article originally appeared on Susan’s blog susanbclarke.com A while back I wrote a blog requesting others to share their Ultimate Result from taking a Living Alive Phase I program at The Haven. I loved hearing from so many people, and decided I wanted to share some of the responses (without revealing […]

Live While You're Online?

Live While You’re Online?

By Rachel Davey. This article originally appeared in the Times Colonist Learning for Life February 3 2015. “Every minute spent online is a minute of face-to-face time lost.” Daniel H Wilson If New York Times bestselling author Daniel H Wilson is right, we are losing increasing amounts of face-to-face time. A study done in 2011 […]

“The most beautiful part of the garden needs frequent watering”

“The most beautiful part of the garden needs frequent watering”

By Ellery Littleton. Ellery has been a Haven faculty member for 25 years. His next writing program at The Haven will be The Spirit Journal Intensive – May 14–18, 2015. A full description of the program is on our website. I first started keeping a journal regularly, seriously, about 35 years ago. I now allow […]

Integrating: The Haven's word for 2015

Integrating: The Haven’s word for 2015

By Rachel Davey Integrating is a very fitting word for The Haven in 2015, a year in which: We will launch our first ever blended onsite/online Living Alive Phase I Integrative. We undertake some of the ‘front door’ projects of the Facilities Masterplan, integrating the new with the old on the property. Our programs and […]

A new septic treatment plant for The Haven

A new septic treatment plant for The Haven

By Rachel Davey On your next visit to The Haven, you will see a new septic treatment plant on the edge of the forest opposite the Raven building. The need for this major new piece of infrastructure came from the discovery phase of the Facilities Masterplan. In the process of finding out everything we needed […]

Thank you: from a Financial Aid recipient

Thank you: from a Financial Aid recipient

During the month of December, every donation to Financial Aid will be matched. Contact Louise Amuir (*protected email* 1 800 222 9211 ext 222) or donate online via the Haven web site.  Dear Rachel and Louise The last week of August 2014 was the week that, with the generous financial aid support from The Haven, I was able to […]

Christmas Poems

Christmas Poems

By Ellery Littleton. Ellery’s next program at The Haven is The Spirit Journal Intensive, May 14–18, 2015. As unofficial Haven historical scribe, I want to offer a few words to the greater Haven family, as we all go through the solstice, Christmas, and New Year’s rituals. Some of us were lucky enough to be able […]