2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many […]

Gabriola Island and How to Get Here!

The Haven Map

I am excitedly looking forward to welcoming participants from all over the world to The Haven for the International Holistic Centres Gathering, April 6-11 2014. The beginning of 2014 seemed like a good time to give you some more information about Gabriola Island, the home of The Haven for the past 30 years, and how […]

News from the community of Tamera, Portugal

     (Photos from the “Imagine Campaign” – download all ten posters here) Tamera Newsletter  –  November 2013 Dear friends of Tamera, We greet you with a short newsletter from an intense and sunny autumn in Tamera! We also greet all peace workers currently in Israel-Palestine, Kenya, Colombia, Brazil and Portugal within the frame of […]

SPLASH at Findhorn – A new holistic initiative

BACKGROUND NOTES TO SPLASH – SPIRIT LED APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE HOLISM: A MONTH-LONG HOLISTIC PEER GROUP PROGRAMME Holistic living involves the whole self and therefore includes the following parts of the person: Physical Emotional Mental Spiritual and Relationships between people and groups (Social) If there is a hierarchy in holistic learning, the process should be […]

Registration open for the 2014 Centers Gathering

I am delighted to announce that registration is now open for the 2014 International Holistic Centers Gathering. On behalf of all of us at The Haven, we look forward to welcoming participants from all over the world to our beautiful island.

We are also offering Come Alive, The Haven’s flagship program, at a special discounted price for participants of the Gathering.

Remembering Ben Wong, Co-Founder of The Haven


Wong, Bennet Randall. July 16, 1930-September 25, 2013. Pioneer humanist and human potential advocate Bennet (‘Ben’) Wong died Wednesday September 25 in Nanaimo British Columbia, at the age of 83, from complications of a fall and Parkinson’s disease. Nanaimo is twenty minutes by ferry from Gabriola Island, home to the The Haven, co-founded by Wong […]

Come Alive at The Haven

Come Alive

The Haven is honoured to be the host centre for the International Holistic Centers Gathering 2014. We are a not-for-profit charitable educational institution on beautiful Gabriola Island, BC, Canada. In 2013 The Haven is celebrating 30 years of offering programs for personal and professional development and growth. The Haven has participated in many Centers Gatherings […]