Welcome

The heart is a place of radical receptivity, an alchemical vessel: When intellect and spirit are invited to converge there, anything is possible.

For the past seventeen years, HEART’S REST has been based in the community of New Denver, B.C., in the heart of the Kootenay Mountains. Among these people, on the creek delta of this mountain valley above Slocan Lake, in relationship with this land and the beings that inhabit it, creation provided a space for the transformation of hearts.

HEART’S REST began as place-centred work with individuals and communities, as we developed, led, and hosted retreats in this glorious physical location.

The work of HEART’S REST was re-cast as we began to prototype new ministries and iterative change in collaboration with other organizations in our area communities.

Now, the HEART’S REST website serves as an archive for these past projects. We invite you to take a look at the resources provided at Recombinant Church (George Meier) as well as the archived writings at StillPoints (Therese DesCamp).

And if you are interested in what we are doing now? You could follow this link to @GKnoticing for George’s photographic pondering of the Norman Maclean quote, “All there is to thinking is seeing something noticeable which makes you see something you weren’t noticing which makes you see something that isn’t even visible.”  

Or follow this link to Widespot.ca, our companion ministry with the Turner Zion Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada, where you’ll find Therese’s latest writing.

If after all that you’d like to contact us, here is a link to our contact information.