retreat with Leigh Brasington

9am to 3pm
June 27 mindfulness
Jume 28 introduction to the jhanas (concentration practices).

Leigh has taught since 1997 and his previous retreats here have been well attended. I have 2 copies of his book RIGHT CONCENTRATION if anyone wants to borrow one.

Location TBA. Registration not required.  For information, Kay at 250 358 7991             

For more about Leigh, see


This week’s Hidden Garden Gallery movie will be THURSDAY 7:30 PM at Knox Hall (NOT FRIDAY) because the Hall is booked by someone else.

The film will be:  Lost In Translation (2003) Drama starring Bill Murray & Scarlett Johansson  Middle-aged American movie star Bob Harris is in Tokyo to film a personal endorsement Suntory whiskey ad solely for the Japanese market. He is past his movie star prime, but his name and image still have enough cachet for him to have gotten this lucrative $2 million job. He has an unsatisfying home life where his wife Lydia follows him wherever he goes – in the form of messages and faxes – for him to deal with the minutiae of their everyday lives, while she stays at home to look after their kids. Staying at the same upscale hotel is fellow American, twenty-something recent Yale Philosophy graduate Charlotte, her husband John, an entertainment still photographer, who is on assignment in Japan. As such, she is largely left to her own devices in the city, especially when his job takes him out of Tokyo. Both Bob and Charlotte are feeling lost by their current situations, which are not helped by the cultural barriers they feel in Tokyo, those cultural barriers extending far beyond just not speaking the language.


Individual Advocacy: Up Close and Personal

What:  A Food For Thought talk by Susan Dunnigan
When: Sunday, January 26, 2020, 7:30 PM
Where: Knox Hall
Sponsor: Hidden Garden Gallery
*Admission by donation


Happy New Year!  Mark your calendars for the next square dance on January 25th at the Bosun Hall from  6:30-9:00 pm.  Once again, no experience or partner is necessary.  Live music by Eldorado Hoedown.  Admission by donation.

A suggestion has been made to expand this into a social opportunity as well by bringing a small plate of savory or sweet goodies to share during the break or at 9:00 when the dance is officially over.

Hope to see you on the 25th.  Pass this information on to your friends in case they aren’t on my distribution list.  Irene


FOR RENT: One BR, cozy, partially furnished cabin on Red Mountain Rd, Silverton. Nicely situated on wooded property with small mountain view. Ideal for one person/couple. Wood stove/electric heat. NS/No pets. References required. $560 (Includes WiFi/Internet) + Utilities. Avail Sept 15.
CONTACT: Collene (250) 358-2652


What: Focus on respect, health, fitness and lifelong learning
When: Mon and Wed evenings, 6:00-7:30 pm (adolescents & adults)
Where: New Denver Fitness Centre
Approach: Values the uniqueness and contributions of all students, regardless of age or ability.
Trial Option: Join us for 3 introductory classes ($15 adolescents & $25 adults)
Monthly Cost: $60 adolescents & $80 adults. Family discounts available. All welcome!
Instructor: Sensei Neil Dunnigan, Hachidan (8th degree)