Are there places you long to return to?
Others you’d like to forget?
What do places have to teach us – what wisdom can be found there?
If you’re curious about the meaning places hold for you, consider joining us for Geography of the Heart. This six session retreat explores how we connect to place and space and how we make meaning of it. We’ll consider the places that attract us and those that don’t. We’ll reflect on how physical landscapes and locations relate to our interior landscapes.
We’ll be guided by these essential questions:
How do places speak to us?
What can we learn about ourselves and each other from the places that are significant to us?
What does it mean to feel out of place?
How can we find our place?
Images, texts, music, and poetry will offer inspiration for exploring a range of archetypal places and spaces. There will be time for personal reflection, and small and whole group conversation. We’ll follow the Courage & Renewal® approach to create a welcoming, caring and trustworthy space. Zoom will act as our gathering space.
This retreat is based on the work of Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal. A Circle of Trust retreat, described in Palmer’s book A Hidden Wholeness, focuses on cultivating our inner capacity to live a more authentic, meaningful, and engaged life. As it should be, retreats on Zoom are necessarily different to being together in person. Informed by Courage & Renewal principles, practices, and touchstones, we can create a trustworthy, brave space with our attention, intention, imagination, and confidential conversations.
Exploring place together offers us an opportunity to understand our life journey and navigate the terrain ahead with intention and grace.
We hope you’ll join us!
Leslie and Winifred are settlers on Treaty 13 Land, the traditional territories of many Indigenous Nations, and home to diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples from across Turtle Island.
Online through Zoom.
Pay What You Can.
Information about Cancellation Policy, Financial Aid, etc. if applicable We wish to keep this program accessible. Registration fees are pay what you can.
Cancellations will be accepted until September 16 and a refund issued minus a small processing fee.
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