Category: Winter Retreat


Day 7: The Bucket List

Friends, congratulations! We have made it to the end of our retreat together, our intense time of spiritual reflection, of learning and trying new practices and delving courageously into the depths of our hearts – toward perpetual evolution, authentic transformation….

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Day 6: Finding solitude in the wilderness

Today’s teaching comes from one of my favorite non-denominational spiritual, feminist, deep ecologist, philosopher, revolutionary writers: Terry Tempest Williams. Her spirituality is based on the inspiration she finds in the wide open wilderness of Southern Utah. Alien rock formations, endless…

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Day 5: The Healing Power of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is something few ask for, and yet it’s a beautiful facet of the complex relationships that we create as human beings. Forgiveness is about others, true – your spouse, your parents, your siblings, a co-worker, a long lost friend…but…

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Day 4: The Gift of Tears

Now that we have settled into a routine and “tilled the spiritual ground” so-to-speak, we are ready to engage self-transformation on a deeper level. Today we are focusing on the healing power of tears, which doesn’t mean you have to…

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What to eat during retreat?

Diet and exercise during intense periods of spiritual practice are just as important as the practices themselves. While some traditions include fasting as a requirement for retreats, I don’t recommend this for a winter retreat because you do need to…

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Finding a “Sacred Place”

Joseph Campbell, the prolific 20th century author, philosopher, theologian, exhorts us toward dedicating a specific place for our spiritual practice, a “bliss center” in this excerpt from his famous interview with Bill Moyers. An excellent pre-set for our retreat!

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Best reads for Winter Retreat 2015

Here’s the shortlist of books that I’ve personally found inspiring, enlightening and heart opening! Even if you just carry a spiritual book around with you for the week without ever opening the covers, you will have made a tiny step…

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Meet Arwen Greer, your hostess for Winter Retreat 2015

We are just a few days from the beginning of our annual Winter Retreat and I am so thrilled to have some returning prayer warriors from last year, as well as lots of fresh spirits joining for the first time….

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