• CAD $40.00 – Program Price including lunch (Tuesday only)
  • CAD $100.00 – Overnight stay in shared accommodation, including breakfast, lunch and program
  • CAD $130.00 – Overnight stay in private accommodation, including breakfast, lunch and program

Date & Time Details: Monday, May 4th, 6:00 pm - Tuesday, May 5 2:00 pm (Directed program, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Tuesday)

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Quarterly Gathering – School of Celtic Consciousness (May)

May 4 - 5, 2020

Theme – Thin Places with our Anam Cara

Our Anam Cara (soul friend) is the one whose soul entwines with ours; who accepts us as we truly are; and who may mentor, and companion us into life’s “Thin Places”. Through the lens of the Emmaus Road story, we will reconnoitre our Anam Cara’s presence on our own spiritual journeys.  The risen Christ walks the road as the Anam Cara who evokes the “Thin Place” in the breaking and blessing of the bread.


As part of the Canadian School of Celtic Consciousness program, we offer quarterly events for those attending or have attended our annual July program. John Philip has suggested these gatherings as a means to build on the experience and learning of the annual three-day schools; and to nurture study, spiritual practice, community and action. That being said, if you have not yet attended the School of Celtic Consciousness, and would like to attend the quarterly events, please register and plan to join us.

The quarterly gathering can include an overnight ‘mini-retreat’. Guests can arrive the evening before the event, stay overnight in our Main Building in single or shared rooms.  There is time to slow down, read or journal by the fire, meditate or pray in our interfaith prayer space, or go for a walk in the forest.  The Gathering takes place between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm (check-in between 9:30 and 9:45, then 10 minutes of silence together before beginning).  You can also just come for the day and not include an overnight.

The dates of our Quarterly Gatherings for 2019-2020 are:

November 5th, 2019

February 18th, 2020

May 5th,2020

If you would like to extend your stay and add an additional overnight, please contact Five Oaks at hospitality@fiveoaks.on.ca.