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Embracing Relationship and Revelation with the Living World: A Thursday – Sunday Retreat

October 24 - October 27

Theme: Embracing Relationship and Revelation with the Living World

Grounded in the gifts of authentic spiritual community, the beauty of the land, and the living Presence of God in all that is, we come to explore the gifts of silence. More than that, we come to realize the empowering truth of communion and community with all living beings. In these challenging times, we long to be enlivened with fresh hope and wonder to engage our world with transformative courage. Our deepest call is to be open to the gracious One, trusting Love in all the vicissitudes of life. 

Earth’s own autumnal rhythms of change — letting go, seeding, and resting — can help us open more fully to embrace our struggles as well as divine possibilities. Let us come together in attentive silence at this threshold time in our world. Embraced by loving Wisdom, we can find new hope and healing strength for forging new pathways. 

Leaders:  Ann Dean is a longtime spiritual director and retreat leader, member of Dayspring’s Retreat Mission Group, and program leader for the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation.   Leah Rampy is an experienced retreat leader, founder and leader of Church of the Wild ~ Two Rivers, and faculty member for the Shalem Institute. She is the author of Earth & Soul: Reconnecting amid Climate Chaos.

This retreat runs Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch. The silence begins Thursday night after dinner when the leaders open the retreat and introduce the theme. The leaders will offer brief reflections with morning and evening prayers on Friday and Saturday. The silence ends after breakfast Sunday morning with a time of sharing and worship, followed by lunch and departure.

The cost for weekend retreats is $400.  A $200 deposit is required to register.

We serve family-style, homemade vegetarian food which includes eggs and dairy. If you have any allergies or medically advised dietary restrictions, please let us know, and we will accommodate your needs if we can.

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Dinner on Thursday at 7 pm is the first official gathering. You are welcome to arrive and settle in between 3:30 and 6:30 pm. The retreat will end by 2 pm on Sunday.  Please plan to stay for the entire retreat.



October 24
October 27
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