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Thank you for visiting Ruah online. Read more about us here or join us on a Sunday.
We would love to welcome you.
This website highlights our community’s approach to spirituality.
We evolved as a community in Toronto, Canada and have been practising a Creation/Earth-centred spirituality together through stillness, study and shared celebration since 1996.
We ground ourselves in our evolving knowledge of
the richness of the creation spirituality tradition of western cultures,
the deep intelligence of Indigenous stories and spiritualities, and
the wisdom of Buddhist teaching.
In this way, we thread together a universe story that speaks to our time, ignites our imaginations, and has the power to move us toward a more reciprocal and empathetic relationship with Earth.
We create a hospitable and supportive community where participants can feel safe to practice listening to “the great underground river” (Eckhart), in silence, in study, and through sacred ceremony.
We are a volunteer-run organization and share leadership. Gatherings are held three Sundays a month from September to June. (See Gatherings for more information.)
Similar to many faith communities, Ruah has moved to an online format since March 2020.
We meet on Zoom three times a month: the first and third Sunday of the month at 10:30 in the morning, and the second Sunday of the month, at noon. Each gathering is approximately one and a half hours.
* "This early experience, it seems, has become normative for me throughout the range of my thinking. Whatever preserves and enhances this meadow in the natural cycles of its transformation is good; what is opposed to this meadow or negates it is not good. My life orientation is that simple. It is also that pervasive. It applies in economics and political orientation as well as in education and religion and whatever." Thomas Berry