Spring Happenings at BE (April Newsletter)


APRIL 2015: New and Returning Programs & Exciting Special Events!

Spring has officially sprung here at Bridge & Enrich and we are excited to share with you the new and returning programs we have planned, as well as some very special upcoming events, all with the single intent of pointing the way to enlightened living. 

Dare to Dream: TEEN JOURNEY Program presents “Hearts, Hurts and Humanity (relationships)”

Friday, April 10th (5:00pm–9:00pm)

People come, people go, and people change over time. Today is a day to put away your judgements and insecurities and really explore what it means to be connected to people, and the things that come with love, hate and everything in between. You’ll have the chance to ask about everything you’ve always wanted to know about relationships, gender, romance and the whole bundle of human emotions that tangle around them. Remember to leave your pre-conceptions at the door, and come with a mind and heart open enough to fit everyone’s differences inside.

Cost: $10-$15

Learn more about the Teen Journey Program at


Sonic Grace: A World Music Journey

Saturday, April 11th (Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 7:30pm)

Sonic Grace: A World Music Journey

As a part of our BE Sacred Music series, we present a sublime and innovative meeting of two world music groups from East and West (Canada and the World!).

Tickets: $20

More Information here.

The Healing Voice: Throat Singing and Vocal Harmonics with Matthew Kocel

Saturday, April 11th (10:30am–5:00pm)

The human voice is the ultimate tool for transformation through sound. In this one-day seminar, Matthew will reveal the secrets of how to create multiple harmonics at one time with your voice – for healing, enhanced dimensional awareness, meditation and connection to spirit. More than a workshop, this is an initiation into the field of sacred sound.

More information here.

Family Constellation Workshop with Jan Hull

Sunday, April 12th (10:00am–5:30pm)

Family Constellation Work was developed by Bert Hellinger, now well into his 80s. He grew up as a boy in Germany through the personal and cultural impact of World War ll. With the support of his parents, he fled to Africa as a 19-year-old priest and became a welcomed member of the Zulu people. Here, he learned the intricacies of Zulu family system principles and how to utilise the mystery of systemic knowing fields for insight and healing. After 20 years he made the decision to return to Germany and immerse himself in Eastern Philosophy and Western Psychotherapy. By brilliantly combining his Shamanic and Eastern teachings with Western psychology, he refined the tool of Family Constellation Work grounded in the natural laws of human relationships and their often unrealised effects on the individual. 

More information here.

Demystifying Death

Sunday, April 12th (7:00pm–9:30pm)

Beginning April 12th, we will be initiating programs exploring the subject of Death & Dying with the intention of demystifying it, relaxing into it, exploring it and being “complete” with it. Our first presentation in this series is put together by Marie Naubert and Tricia Keith. They will be sharing a film by Deepak Chopra and Marilyn Schlitz. Death Makes Life Possible is a documentary that explores transforming the fear of death into inspiration for living.

Learn more about this film screening here.

BE Kids Program starts again on Friday, April 17th!Our Kids Program will resume April 17th! Learn about our programs for kids and youth here.

POSTPONED: I AM LOVE 3-Day Retreat with Ellie Drew

Please note that Ellie Drew’s three-day retreat scheduled for April 17th–19th has been postponed. We will work to reschedule this and update you as soon as we can. Our apologies for the change of plans. Please contact us for more information.

BE Regularly Scheduled Classes

Every day we have great classes offered in diverse disciplines, including yoga, meditation, Tai Chi and dance! Check out our Weekly Schedule to see what’s on today.


Mandala and the Self

Saturday, April 18th (2:00pm–4:00pm)

A talk on the Mandala of the Buddha-Mothers and the fundamentals of spiritual practice by Rev. Koten Benson. He lives at Lions Gate Buddhist Priory near Lytton, B.C. and is a disciple of Rev. Jiyu Kennett (1924–1996) of Shasta Abbey. The mandala itself will also be shown and the basic text recited.

More information here

Beyond Addiction (last in a series of four)

April 24, 25, 26, 2015 (Fri. 6:00pm–9:00pm, Sat. 9:00am–6:00pm, Sun. 9:00am–6:00pm)

Use Kundalini Yoga and meditation to rejuvenate body, mind and spirit. Utilise yogic techniques to decrease cravings. Restore the nervous system, brain, frontal lobe and adrenal glands with yoga and naturopathic therapies. Access your spiritual centre and learn to rely on your Higher Self. Develop neutrality and clear subconscious patterns. Manage your reactions to people and events. Enhance communication and relationship skills. Make a healthy shift in perspective and attitude. The course consists of sixteen modules, each including a theme and affirmation, group discussion and exercises, and home practice program. Access to Dr. Gabor Maté teaching videos and other online resources are included with this course.

More information here.

An Evening with Thomas Hübl: Awakening in Modern Life

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (7:00pm)

Thomas Hübl is an Austrian-born contemporary spiritual teacher and founder of the Academy of Inner Science who practices and teaches mysticism in a manner that is entirely in-keeping with the times. His work integrates the essence of the great traditions of wisdom with scientific knowledge and his own personal experience. Join us for an evening of conversation with Thomas Hübl exploring this essential spiritual practice for our time. Thomas’s down-to-earth approach to a living, holistic spirituality, combined with his unwavering clarity and relentless commitment to help others fully awaken, makes him a unique and engaging teacher.

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at door.

More information on this evening’s talk here.

CONFLICTING THOUGHT PATTERNS, The Four Tattvas & Energy Healing

Saturdays 2:00pm–4:00pm

Inspired by and based on Vedic teachings expressed by an enlightened master from India, Paramahamsa Nithyananda, this workshop will be facilitated by Ma Sindoori who has been ordained as a teacher by Nithyananda. The group will be small, of 7 or less, and will pave the way for you to identify the conflicting thought patterns that are blocking the manifestation of the reality you wish to live. How are these conflicting thought patterns limiting us from seeing and creating a future that we want and living a life that we want to live? Is it really possible to go beyond these limitations? We will gain an understanding of how our “root thought patterns give birth to conflicting thought patterns which are the basis of all conflicts we experience in our life.”

In all the conflicts you experience in your life – whether your relationships, your career, your health, any aspect of your life – if you look deeply, you will see that you are living in a condition of “no integrity” in those aspects of your life. 

Dates coming up: May 2nd and May 30th (chai will be offered!)

For more information and to RSVP please visit our Conflicting Thought Patterns page.

VOLUNTEERING at Bridge & Enrich

Volunteering at BE is an opportunity to practice the stewardship of a sacred space in service of self and others. BE exists to serve, and we can express gratitude for this service through maintaining the infrastructure and participating in the many avenues of expression that this space supports. A metaphor that we like is of the Goddess Kwan Yin, whose thousand hands work to serve all sentient beings with mercy and compassion. All of us together make up the thousand arms of Kwan Yin, and through our service we become extensions of this compassionate service, enriching everyone and everything that crosses our path. This is the intention of BE, and we are grateful for the hand that you lend to manifest its highest potential of service and beauty. More information here.

Well, this is our news for April. And “Who Am I” is the question of the month. 

Deep gratitude for our connection,

Bridge & Enrich


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