About Ignite

If you had 5 minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds?

Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to enlighten us – quickly.

How to walk around your life as if you were awake

Beth Patterson

Host of Virtual Tea House


I have been a devoted seeker of spiritual wisdom since a child. I've worked 20+ years in hospice and other non-profits. The dying have taught me to live with at least one eye open! I've lived in Bend for over 5 years, and am delighted to call it home. I have a MA in Religious Studies and a BA in Elementary Education.

Sometimes we have to 'fake it 'til we make it', and learning to engage the spirituality of everyday life takes that kind of attitude. If we begin to look at everything that happens to us as if it is a 'wake up call' to pay attention, we begin to find all manner of synchronicities, connections, and delight. This talk is about a way of grounding our search for spiritual engagement in everyday, ordinary life, not some mountaintop ephiphany! As part of the presentation, we'll do a short experiential exercise that will show how simple and profound this work is.



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

Tickets will be available two weeks prior to the event.


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