A Hidden Wholeness Hub

Explore the dynamic between our inner lives and our outer bearing in the world

This series of videos serves as an extension of Parker Palmer’s book A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward An Undivided Life. Expanding on the principles and practices developed by Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal, these videos offer insight and guidance for all who seek to map an inner journey toward wholeness, to live a more authentic, meaningful and resilient life. You can download a full transcription of all of the videos here.

Creating Trustworthy Space

Circle of Trust Retreats

Led by our skilled facilitators, Circle of Trust retreats offer participants the most immersive experience of the Courage & Renewal approach. During retreats we co-create trustworthy space to do our own inner work in community with others. Circles of Trust help us listen to the wisdom of our inner teacher, honor each person’s identity and integrity, and renew our courageous spirit as we journey towards personal and societal wholeness.

A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward An Undivided Life

A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life serves as foundational reading for those seeking ways to bring aspects of the Courage & Renewal to their own communities or institutions. In the opening chapters Parker explores what it means to live an undivided life, one where our inner truth can find expression and value in our outer lives, despite the pressures we may face. In the remaining chapters he articulates the conditions necessary to create “circles of trust,” outlining in considerable detail the approach that we use in retreat settings. He then offers a model of community, based on the principles and practices that can help us embrace nonviolence in everyday life.