The Wisdom of the Heart: An online mini retreat of Story and Contemplative Practices
$A One Day Online Workshop on the Christian Contemplative Tradition December 20, 2020 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm $75
Experience the ancient treasures of monastic practices that can nourish your spirit in an afternoon that weaves together story, image, song and silence. We will explore the roots of Christian contemplative spirituality as a pathway of peace and inner illumination that arose during a time of social and political collapse and upheaval and trace its flowering and flourishing from the Desert Fathers and Mothers of Egypt to the Celtic Island as we encounter tools for discovering the "still small voice within" passed down to the mystics across the centuries. We will be gathering on zoom. To participate fully, you will need access to a computer, a journal, a candle.
1:00 Opening Circle of Chant and Meditation 1:30 Introduction to Benedictine Spirituality and the Wisdom of the Heart with Kayleen Asbo 2:30 Lectio Divina in small groups 3:00 Break: silent walk or finger labyrinth 3:30 Visio Divina/writing practice 4:30 Vespers 5:00 Closing circle
Sliding Scale: The suggested basic price for this workshop is $75, but if you are financially suffering, please choose the Partial Scholarship option. If you are able to be generous and underwrite a scholarship for another, select Generous Underwrite with our deep gratitude. Please note that registration closes at 11 am PST Sunday, December 20.
One half of all funds collected go to support The Bishop's Ranch, a beautiful retreat and conference center in Sonoma County dedicated to harmony, sustainability, hospitality and spiritual development and a place that has been utterly pivotal to my own personal growth over the past 21 years.