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What’s New at CSL Kelowna 💗 June 17, 2022

Updated: Jun 17, 2022


Sunshine or rain, whatever the weather, we are here for you! Come see us in person at Studio 9 this weekend for a special Fathers Day service! We have a wonderful treat for you: musician Tanya Lipscomb will be performing!


This Sunday’s talk:

Our Father

— Dr. Deborah Gordon


“Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.

Ruth E. Renkel

No matter what kind, one thing is true: we all had Fathers. Some were everything you read about on the Hallmark Father's Day cards; some didn't rise to that level of perfection. Dr. Deborah Gordon shares how we can see and experience the good that came from our own father experience, whether he was the perfect dad or possibly not even a part of our life.

Join Dr. Deborah and our in-person congregation this Sunday, June 19th at 10:30am PT. Doors open at 10:15am. Please visit the event page for the address and parking details. Everyone is welcome!

If you are not feeling well, please stay at home and watch us on Facebook Live.


This Week’s Science of Mind Theme

The Body Remembers

We have wonderfully creative minds and wonderfully responsive bodies. We often focus on using the mind to influence an effect in the body. What we may forget is that the body is responding to everything we do with our minds, including when we suppress our emotions or experience trauma. Conversely, physical experiences in the body can create unhealthy or undesired effects in the mind. We can interrupt the cycles of trauma, both personally and collectively, by intervening with either mind or body.

Our bodies are always listening to our minds and following the instructions that they’re given. It’s important to be careful with the instructions and imprints we give, and important to remember that our bodies will “store” emotions or thoughts that we try to push down.

It’s understandably tempting to push thoughts of trauma away or avoid processing these feelings. Often, all these retained feelings and sensations need are to be seen and felt in order to relax. The body will send increasing alarm signals through pain, disease, or other ailments until it is heard.

By learning to be present to what is and listening to our body’s signals, we grow out of our past trials and traumas.


Igniting the Spirit of the Heart

Mindfulness & Spirituality Retreat

It is said the longest journey we take is the journey between the head and the heart. In this residential retreat, we will practice what the Mystics throughout the ages have known about the beauty and power of accessing the Wisdom of the Heart.

Join Rev. Jeanette Vinek and Rev. Corinne Crockett as they facilitate practices that deepen the connection between your heart and mind. Open to the felt sense of the Divine as we spend time in silence, time in practice, time outdoors, and time in fellowship.

Date: TBD (you can still register and be notified of the new date)

Location: UBC Okanagan Campus, 3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

Facilitated by: Rev. Corinne Crockett and Rev. Jeanette Vinek.

Investment: $350

See more details and register on the Igniting the Spirit of the Heart event page. Contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at 250-868-9090 or for further information.


Installation Celebration and Community Potluck

We will be celebrating our Assistant Minister, Rev. Corinne Crockett at an Installation Celebration after our Sunday service on July 17th.

It will be followed by a Community Potluck. See more details on the event page. Save the date!


Practitioner Support

Our ministers and practitioners are in service to all of us. If you need help to see the Truth in a situation; if you are looking for clarity; if you are struggling in this challenging time; our ministers and practitioners are here to support you. You can contact them through the About page on our website, or you can submit a prayer request on the Contact page.


Bring Receipts as a Donation

There is an easy way for you to help CSL Kelowna raise funds. Save your Nature’s Fare receipts, bring them to any Sunday service at Studio 9, and put them into the donations basket. Nature’s Fare will donate 3% of the total of your purchases to CSL Kelowna!


Our Global Vision: Emphasis on Nature, Love, Art…

EMPHASIS on NATURE, LOVE, ART… is a global vision of the Science of Mind philosophy. Each week, a statement from our Global Vision will be presented in our blog and added to our Global Vision album on Facebook. (Also see 11 Shared Values.)


Inspiring Words

Connect with us through our posts on Facebook! Feel free to comment on any post on our Facebook page or in our Facebook group. Go to the Things to Remember album to see more positive messages. We invite you to ‘like’, comment and share any post that resonates!


Regular Events at CSLK

See more details and dates under Upcoming Events on our home page.


Coffee and Connection is every other Thursday. Chat with Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Corinne Crockett and friends at the next online gathering on June 30 at 10am. Everyone is welcome to this time of casual connection.

Passcode: love


Do you have an idea for an online CSLK opportunity you’d like to see and experience? If so, please email Dr. Deborah Gordon at


We appreciate our volunteers! They make our Sundays great! Let us know if you can help out with making coffee, setting up and/or after-service taking down. Contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at 250-868-9090 or


Our Sunday Celebrations start at 10:30am PT at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna. Please park on the street or at Ben Lee Park (1.5 blocks from the school). You can also watch us live on Facebook or watch the replay later on YouTube.


Pre-service Meditation and our children's VIBE program are currently on hiatus and are being reimagined.


We are so Grateful for your Support!

We’re thankful for the many ways we are able to accept donations:

  1. Online via the Ways to Donate page of our website (PayPal or credit card).

  2. By Interac e-transfers sent to

  3. By CAFT automatic transfers directly from the bank.

  4. Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.

For more information, please contact Rev. Melody Bailey.



As I often tell my students, the two most important phrases in therapy, as in yoga, are “Notice that” and “What happens next?” Once you start approaching your body with curiosity rather than with fear, everything shifts.

Bessel van Der Kolk


Copyright © 2022, Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. All rights reserved.

Vol. 31, Issue 25 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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