I'm a Scottish sacred musician, interspiritual minister and singer songwriter now living in rural Vermont.  These songs & reflections are my soul's way of making sense of the beauty, vulnerability and endless richness of this human life. It's a gift and a pleasure to share them with you. 

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SDI Forest Bathing Retreat at Kanugua in North Carolina

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Kanuga, 130 Kanuga Chapel Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739

Join guides Dr. Jeanette Banashak & Rev. Simon Ruth de Voil as they returns to Kanuga to guide SDI's Forest Bathing Retreat.

For all spiritual directors, companions, and seekers, we invite you to spend a week immersing in nature, breathing the clean forest air, finding silence and stillness, and experience deep listening on new levels.


Contemplative worship with Abbey of the Arts

(EST, UTC-05) (EST, UTC-05)

Online only (Zoom)

On the first Monday of each month at 1pm E/T I will be joining Christine Valters Paintner (Abbess of Abbey of the Arts) to co-facilitate a contemplative worship service on Zoom. All are most welcome. The cost of this zoom event is $10 or $20 (free scholarships are also provided for those in need).


Chants & Prayers (Quiet)

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This episode of Chants & Prayers will be streamed from the chapel of the transfiguration at Kanuga - if you live in NC near Kanuga you are welcome to join in person. This livestream service of will consist of contemplative chanting & pauses of quiet for reflection. All are welcome. https://www.crowdcast.io/c/healing-prayers187

Note - cover photo is by Eric Kessler

Wild Sanctuary: Contemplative Spiritual Practice in the Celtic Christian Tradition

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

Kanuga, 130 Kanuga Chapel Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739

Join Rev. Simon Ruth de Voil during his residency for this special two day in person retreat. With the beautiful forested landscape of Kanuga as our sanctuary, each day will include a blend of wisdom teachings in the Celtic tradition, contemplative practices including song, chanting, and silence, and personal time for reflection.

Other retreat highlights will include:

Daily Birdsong Vespers, an inclusive outdoor worship that welcomes each evening with song and prayer

Tools and practices to support finding our place in the web of creation

Special outdoor Equinox concert


All events are Eastern Time (USA) unless otherwise specified