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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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Board Games Borrel

Stop by VrijSpirit on your way home from work and stay awhile. We'll have high octane and nil beverages on hand, savory snacks and a variety of board games to […]

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Free – €10
VrijSpirit at Vrijplaats, Middelstegracht 36
Leiden, 2312 TX Netherlands
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Bob Ross Painting Party

“Ever make mistakes in life? Let’s make them birds. Yeah, they’re birds now.” - Bob Ross Join us this December for a Bob Ross painting party at VrijSpirit. We will […]

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Free
VrijSpirit at Vrijplaats, Middelstegracht 36
Leiden, 2312 TX Netherlands
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Sojo Sunday: Advent of Peace

Blessed are the peacemakers On the second Sunday of Advent we will light the candle of Peace - for God’s shalom - as we yearn for peace even as the […]

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First Monday Meditation

You are invited to join us on the first Monday of each month for a centering evening of guided meditation led by either Kimberly or Sabine. Offered to everyone who […]

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Mindful Photography with Betsy

Join us for a couple of days of photo fun with Betsy. With an underpinning of Buddhist philosophy and decades of photography experience, Betsy Laskowski will take us on an […]

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€20

 

Blog Posts

Sober October

Sober October

Mindfulness Sober Curious Sobriety
2020 has been described as a dumpster fire inside a trainwreck by more than a few people. And while we've...
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Maybe I’m a dreamer…

Maybe I’m a dreamer…

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I have been reflecting on the motivation on how this place, Vrijspirit, became to be. More often than not, I...
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Wood Wide Web

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I hope you will take a nice long walk just to look, really look, at the trees that inhabit the...
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I hope that you will…

I hope that you will…

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Settling Into Our Sanctuary

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When I first set foot in the bar, I knew instantly we were home. It was just about 2 years...
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Help VrijSpirit Feather the Nest

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Hello friends and free spirits, we have a home! On Sunday, August 30th we received the keys to our new...
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Taking Up Space

Reflection
Women, you may take up as much space in the world as you require. Of course with the right to...
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What we are for?

Reflection
In today's social and political climate, it seems quite easy to talk about what we are against. When we clearly...
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25 Things to Do on a Digital Detox

25 Things to Do on a Digital Detox

Learning Mindfulness Spirituality
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Walking a Sandy Path

Walking a Sandy Path

Reflection
This morning at low tide, we made and walked a sandy labyrinth with friends on Katwikj Stand. I met curious...
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13 Ideas for Practicing Presence

Mindfulness Reflection Spirituality
There are a myriad of books, websites, podcasts and workshops dedicated to spiritual practices meant to give our wandering minds...
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Love Beyond Walls

Love Beyond Walls

Reflection Spirituality
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Calmish Cafe

Calmish Cafe

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Hangout every Sunday at 7 p.m. CET via Zoom.us Drop by anytime between 7 and 8 p.m. CET (1 p.m....
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Wonder-full Wednesday Walks – October

Wonder-full Wednesday Walks – October

Meet-Up Mindfulness Spirituality
Where ever you find yourself this month, I hope you give yourself the gift of taking a long, sauntering. A...
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100 Ideas

100 Ideas

Mindfulness Reflection
Keri Smith is an artist and an author who has greatly influenced my take on a Calmish life. Her work...
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