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Cultivating Presence – A Weekend Retreat
April 28 - April 30
Theme: Cultivating Presence
On this retreat we will seek to become more fully present. We will cultivate stillness, attention, and “ears to hear.” Jesus invited his followers to learn from nature, to “consider the birds of the air,” and we will attune ourselves to the songbirds’ spring chorus and other gifts of this season. Encouraged by scripture, poetry and wisdom teachings, and holding one another in spiritual community, we will open ourselves to the holy within us, among us and around us.
Leader: Nat Reid is an experienced retreat leader who has been the director of Dayspring Silent Retreat Center for almost twenty years and has been involved with the Church of the Saviour since 1998. He draws inspiration from nature and wisdom literature in its many forms.
Weekend retreats run Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. The silence begins Friday night after dinner when the leader opens the retreat and introduces the theme. The leader usually offers brief reflections with morning and evening prayers on Saturday. The silence ends after breakfast Sunday morning with a time of sharing and worship, followed by lunch and departure.
You must be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus in order to attend weekend retreats.
The cost for weekend retreats is $275. A $125 deposit is required to register.
Dinner on Friday at 7 pm is the first official gathering. You are welcome to arrive and settle in between 3:30 and 6:30 pm on Friday. The retreat will end by 2 pm on Sunday. Please plan to stay for the entire retreat.
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