Xenia House Retreats
Xenia hosts its own retreats throughout the year. Keep an eye on this section upcoming programs. You can also sign-up to our newsletter (at the bottom right of this page) to stay in the loop on what's happening!
Writers in Residence: an Author's Retreat
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When the noise of life threatened to drown me out. I found myself at a crossroads, sad and feeling trapped and helpless. I knew I needed solace and space to reflect, to find my way forward. Xenia Silent Retreat provided that place for me, and at the exact right time in my life. That first night I set the intention for peace. I came away from the Silent Retreat with more than peace. I came away with a voice connected to my deepest and highest good and a clarity for how to make that happen now and in the future. A transformation that my husband and my daughter see… but most importantly, that I feel down to my bones. Thank you for bringing this vision into the world Angelyn – it was a blessing for me and will be for others.
Xenia has a very special place in my heart. I just completed a Dynamic Silent Retreat and I could not be happier with how my experience went. Angelyn and Saria are both so passionate and inspiring and when you combine their energy with the energy of the beautiful land that Xenia is, you get something that can’t be described with words. Whether you just need a weekend away from the noise of the city, or if you are in need of a soul-searching experience, this is the place to be.
Love Kristen Tofte
I was able to truly be present to myself and connect to the beauty of Xenia in ways that truly took me on an evolutionary shift in my awareness. I felt more connected to nature, and through my time walking the labyrinth and to Angel’s Landing as well as Honeymoon Lake I could feel I was deepening my trust in myself and my connection to a higher counsel. As I let go of my mental focus and free fell into the spiritual realm through trusting nature that I didn’t even know was possible, it has catapulted me into a new place. So, thank you for being the catalyst. You have created an amazing experience for people to come home to themselves, and what ripple effect that can generate… so a thousand thank you’s… from my heart to yours!
It is becoming much more clear as to why I was there. I truly feel safer, wrapped in the arms of love. We don’t always know why we are called to do certain things, but I was called to stay at Xenia Centre during a Silent Retreat. Firstly, I was struck by Bowen Island itself; it is an incredibly beautiful place. The trees and nature will leave you in awe. Once at Xenia, I felt like I had come home. I was immediately greeted with warmth and welcomed by Diane, Saria and the other guests. I was nervous before I started, but Angelyn guided us through our silent journeys in a calm and safe space. In the end, it wasn’t a struggle to be silent, but a welcoming quiet from the every day noise and an opportunity to awaken a little more toward the stillness of nature. I left Xenia with a renewed love and energy for myself and others. I recommend the silent retreat at Xenia for all seeking time for reflection and I plan on returning soon.
These events are hosted by Xenia and run by outside individuals and parties. We have many skilled people that come through Xenia to share their experience, knowledge and wisdom. Below are upcoming programs and retreats.
Volunteers are a key part of the existence and continuing presence of Xenia. People have come from all around the world to be at the grounds while offering their services, their skills and their hearts. Often they leave us with tears and big hugs, having enjoyed the opportunity to be part of something that feeds everyone's souls. Since the beginning of time we have been born with a desire and a need to be part of something larger than our individual selves. It is ingrained in our genes to want to contribute something and to see the results of our efforts and most importantly to enjoy the relationships that arise from this opportunity.
Ways to Volunteer at Xenia
Through the organization WWOOF you can sign up to offer your many different services. We will provide food and lodging.
Please visit their site for details: http://www.wwoof.ca
If you have questions, contact us here.
Since the beginning of Xenia we have had countless volunteers dedicate their time, energy and passion to helping the retreat center become what it is today. You may be looking to contribute to something meaningful in your life or maybe you just like the idea of helping out and making some new friends in a beautiful place. Your presence is always appreciated.
To arrange a volunteer visit contact us here.
There are various little things that we can use around the grounds and in our spaces here. Often times wear and tear and frequent usage from our guests create a need to replace things sooner than later.
For our current wish list please contact us here.
We particularly enjoy help with the following things:
Helping in the garden, miscellaneous yard work, renovations, building maintenance, cleaning and more...