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Walking the World Untamed: How We Live in Spirit’s Flow – A Weekend Retreat

March 3, 2023 - March 5, 2023

Walking the World Untamed: How We Live in Spirit’s Flow

The challenges of carrying our spiritual connection into everyday life are real. Meditation, centering prayer, and other forms of contemplation help strengthen our spiritual connection. The conscious awakening that comes from these practices, however, often dissipates with every second we’re “off the cushion.” Audio-visual distractions, busy-ness, and habitual thinking remove us ever so easily from our essential self. On this retreat we will attune to the wisdom of full body presence with the help of an adapted meditation by Gurdjieff, and readings from Pir Vilayat Kahn, Cynthia Bourgeault, and David Abram. Engaged with the silence that a weekend at Dayspring offers, let us nurture spiritual connection for our return and residence in everyday life.

Leader: Rev. Sarah Anders (UCC) leads the Wild Earth Spiritual Community in metro DC. Her greatest learning comes from the natural world, the mystic strain of world religions, and bearers of indigenous wisdom. She is trained by the Shalem Institute as a leader of contemplative retreats (2007), is a trained facilitator for Joanna Macy’s The Work that Reconnects, and a regular participant in Cynthia Bourgeault’s Wisdom School.

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.

This retreat is now full.

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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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Price: $150.00


March 3, 2023
March 5, 2023
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