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Situated next to an old growth forest overlooking the Ottawa River, Galilee Centre is a welcoming holistic spiritual life centre that is an oasis of peace, care and comfort.

Sponsored by OMI Lacombe, our mission is to provide an environment, programs and services which nurture people’s personal and spiritual growth, enabling them to contribute to a healthier world.

We welcome both individual guests and groups.

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Weekly Quote

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."


News & Featured

Toonie Tennis – August 19, 2017

Tennis Clinic for all Ages: August 19th, 26th & September 2nd – 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 1:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Galilee Tennis Court. Donate what you can. Sign up at 613-623-4242 or info@galileecentre.com – Drop-ins welcome.

The Ten Paramis – the Path to Enlightenment, A Labour Day Weekend Meditation Retreat – September 1 – 4, 2017

The Ten Paramis is a classical Theravada Buddhist teaching.  The Pali word “parami” translates roughly as “perfection”.  Each parami is an aspect of character that can be developed and at the same time is something that supports the growth of deeper practice. The ten together describe a sequential path ot enlightenment.During the course of this Vipassana Meditation…Read more!

Directed Retreat – September 16-22, 2017

A directed retreat is made in an environment of silence.  You are accompanied by a spiritual director who meets with you each day, listens as you share your prayer experiences and then helps you reflect on them.  These meetings, along with your own prayer, will facilitate your journey along the path God is revealing to…Read more!

How to Live With A Prickly Porcupine: Letting The Difficult Person Heal Us – November 10-12, 2017

Each of us often rub shoulders with a porcupine, a difficult person we wish lived in Antarctica:  the pessimist who believes every silver lining has a cloud, the passive aggressive (the dog who licks your hand before biting it), the depressive who depresses us, and the others that we thank God we are not married…Read more!