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Share in the harvest
of a unique 30-year interspiritual
experiment . . .

The 'Snowmass conference' is one of longest running inter-religious experiments ever conducted, founded by Cistercian monk Thomas Keating.

More than 100 invitees including 30 spiritual leaders from ten major world religions gathered over a period of three decades for deep dialogue and spiritual fellowship.  Together they discovered striking points of profound agreement across their diverse religious traditions. 

A pre-conference gathering September 27-29 will be the first plenary reunion of the Snowmass conference.   Many alumni from the Snowmass conference will be in attendance, and they will stay on afterward for the Dawn of InterSpirituality conference.

Please join the Dawn of InterSpirituality conference to meet with the Snowmass conference leaders, and share in the rich harvest of inspiration and learnings from this remarkable interspiritual breakthrough.

Special Video Invitation
Dawn of InterSpirituality
(list of presenters below)

Please join us to:
  • Galvanize the rapidly emerging field of interspirituality;    
  • Meet key religious and interspiritual leaders from the USA, South Africa, India, UK, Canada, etc.;
  • Explore multiple religious belonging, and inspiring breakthroughs where two or more traditions intersect;  
  • Meet young interspiritual pioneers who are quenching the spiritual thirst of younger generations;
  • Share contemplative practices, prayer, and worship across the faith traditions;
  • Discover spirituality beyond religion, and the rapidly growing "spiritual but not religious" movement;    
  • Explore disciplined interspiritual pathways that draw on the strengths of diverse traditions while avoiding the pitfalls of shallow pluralism;  
  • Engage in open space, dialogue, and deep connection with seekers of all ages;
  • Learn about "new monasticism" and pioneering forms of spiritual community;
  • Harvest unique lessons from the 30-year 'Snowmass conference' (see side bar);
  • Discover the beautiful Cascadian Center, founded to foster inter-religious harmony and interspiritual training, retreat, and community.
Confirmed Presenters
(more to come)

Lama Surya Das, founder, Dzogchen Foundation and author, Awakening the Buddhist Heart

Rev. Mads Christoffersen, Secretary General
National Council of Churches, Denmark

Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian, Board of Trustees
Council for a Parliament of the World Religions and Center for Spiritual Enlightenment

Rory McEntee & Adam Bucko, authors, New Monasticism: an Interspiritual Manifesto

Imam Jamal Rahman, Sufi Muslim Minister, Interfaith Community Sanctuary, co-author, Getting to the Heart of Interfaith and When Religions Go Astray

Rabbi Rami Shapiro, award winning author,
The Divine Feminine and The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness 
Sr. Lucy Kurien, Founder, Maher interfaith ashram, Pune, India

Prof. Celia Kourie, scholar of Christian and Eastern mysticism, founder of graduate program in Spirituality, University of South Africa

Prof. Mirabai Starr, professor of comparative religion, Univ. of New Mexico, author, God of Love

Jan Serfontein, Sediba interspiritual retreat center, near Johannesburg, South Africa

Kurt Johnson, PhD, co-author, The Coming Interspiritual Age

Gaus Shabbir Sayyad, Maher youth leader

Prof. Kathleen Noble, Professor of Consciousness Studies, University of Washington

Janet Quinn, PhD, Interspiritual direction

Ed Bastian, PhD founder, Spiritual Paths Institute, author, Interspiritual Meditation

Rev. Matthew Wright, Multiple religious belonging

Fr. William Treacy, co-founder, Cascadian Center

Space is limited

September 29 - October 4, 2013


Cascadian Center,  

Mt. Vernon, Washington 

We have chosen a lovely retreat center north of Seattle and south of Vancouver - located on 220 pristine acres in magnificent natural surroundings with beautiful hiking trails.   


Cascadian Center was founded for the purpose of fostering harmony among the world's religions.  Cascadian Center has offered special discounted rates for this unique conference to help make it affordable to all who are inspired to attend.     


Space is limited 


Cancellation Policy:

- On or before August 31st: $50 cancellation fee
- On or after September 1st: cancellations are $150 per person.
- On or after September 26th: cancellations will be charged 2 nights at the room rate for the type of room selected, plus a $150 cancellation fee per person.
- Cancellations must be received in writing to:

Early Registration     

$200 off  

standard price

(register before August 1)



Early Cost: $650  

Cost includes triple shared accommodations, meals, and all conference program costs   


PLEASE NOTE: Double, single, and dorm accommodations are available and priced accordingly. Please click here for more information. 


Limited Work-Study internships and scholarships are available. Special price for full-time students and low fixed income. For application write to:


Space is limited -- 





Casadian Center
Mt. Vernon, Washington




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