Shen blog

Jennifer Hilton writes about The Haven's Come Alive program and its transformative potential. “You must give birth to your images. They are the future waiting to be born. Fear not the strangeness you feel. The future must enter you long before it happens. Just wait for the birth, for the hour of...Read more
Wayne's Zeitgeist series: How Emotions are Made: the secret life of the brain , by Lisa Feldman Barrett. A Monster Calls , movie. The Fourth Sign of the Zodiac , poetry by Mary Olliver. Scars to Your Beautiful , music by Alessia Cara.Read more
Wayne's Zeitgeist series: Remembering the Murder You Didn't Commit , an article by Rachel Aviv. Tangled up in Spacetime , an article by Clara Moskowitz. Walk Off the Earth , music by R.E.V.O.Read more
By Ayala Reznik, from Toronto, ON One month after her residency at The Haven, Ayala Reznik reflects on the experience and influence. Ayala was the 2018 Artist in Residence at The Haven through a program co-sponsored by the Gabriola Arts Council. More about Ayala and her work at and...Read more
Wayne's Zeitgeist series: Against Empathy by Paul Bloom; Entangled Minds by Dean Radin; poetry by Rashani Réa; The Tobolowsky Files; and, You Gotta Believe , a video by Nina Paley with music by The Pointer Sisters.Read more
As you may recall, Ayala talked about her plans for an Earth Mandala at The Haven in her Shen Blog post of April 26th , as a legacy of her residency and a gift to Gabriola. The project proceeded with great success, thanks to the participation from many of our friends at the Gabriola Arts Council...Read more
Ayala Reznik, on the beach at The Haven chatting about some of her favourite natural creations.Read more
Where has the time gone?? It has been almost a year since I joined the team at The Haven. I’d like to share some of my thoughts and reflections. First I would like to appreciate everyone I’ve met. Thank you all for your kind and generous support. In my short time here I have come to appreciate the...Read more
By Carole Ames. Carole is leading The Quantum Laugh May 25–28. Register now! I was with Susan Clarke in the ferry line up yesterday, leaving Gabriola after a fantastic 25-day Phase I program with 20+ participants. After all that time spent in intimate sharing, clearing and exploring with the...Read more
A legacy of the 2018 Artist in Residence program at The Haven was created through the Earth Mandala Project led by artist Ayala Reznik.Read more