This afternoon, I am heading to the Vipassana Retreat Centre, just outside of Montebello, Quebec, where I will spend 10 days in silence, and learn how to meditate. This is a wonderful opportunity for me. I am grateful to the church for the two weeks study leave, to my Regiment for support, and to my family for this gift of time. I will have no phones, no computers, no books, pens, paper, music - just silence and instruction each day on how to meditate. This is a "spiritual experiment" of sorts, and I'm curious to experience the process and see the results. Bill has suggested I write a "Bliss Blog" when I return.
While I am away, Rev. Lois Gaudet will be providing pastoral coverage for the church. She can be reached at 613-347-1315. Thank you, Lois, for this.