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“The universe is a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects.” —Thomas Berry

 

Because we understand the world, the people, animals and all of creation as part of one interconnected system, we aim to participate, in our small, creative ways in the mutual liberation of all. With a focus on holistic, integrated lives, VrijSpirit organizes, co-creates and hosts a variety of soul-nourishing classes, workshops, events and meet-ups in English, right in the heart of Leiden.

 

Upcoming Events

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Sojourners’ Fellowship Wonderful Wednesdays

Join us for the kickoff of Wonderful Wednesdays study evenings. Sojourners' Fellowship will gather on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays around sacred texts to explore life’s big questions. We are currently […]

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The Tree of Contemplative Practices: Spirituality and Activism

  In this 6-week course we will explore the connection between spiritual practices and social justice. "Contemplative awareness can assist in identifying the root causes of social problems and finding […]

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€49

Halloween Full Moon Nature Walk

The second full moon of October just happens to be on Halloween! If you would like to take a spooky saunter through the woods, join us in the Leidse Hout […]

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Free
Leidse Hout Park, Leiden, Netherlands
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November Instrument Playing Challenge

Instrument Playing Challenge for every level and ability!    Whether you want to learn to play an instrument or you are a professional singer/songwriter, whether you like the guitar, drums, piano […]

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Nonviolent Communication Training

Based on the works of Marshall Rosenberg, we will explore: what language alienates us from one natural state of compassion how to communicate authentically and stay connected with others how […]

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