Saturday 22 February OPENING TO WISDOM Approaching Lent from 6 am to 6 pm (6 to 9 am optional) at Pathways Retreat
This pre-Lenten retreat will follow the pattern of a WISDOM SCHOOL, with rhythms of moving, chanting, silence, teaching, conscious work, reflection alone and with others, and eating. Wisdom Schools seek living presence: “a new way of BEING in service of Love.” The teaching focus, OPENING TO WISDOM, will explore “the language of silence” and Ora et Labora (Prayer and Work). We will also practice CONSCIOUS WORK* – work done together in silence while practicing being mindful, “all there.” The day will include time to walk and pray the two labyrinths at Pathways Retreat for those who wish to do so. These WISDOM SABBATH DAYS are suited to those comfortable with long silences and deep listening. Nina Lanctot and Carmen Horst will provide leadership. Both have studied under Cynthia Bourgeault in the Wisdom School tradition and both are experienced spiritual directors. Suggested donation is $50 per person/day plus a vegetable and a piece of fruit for potluck lunch. If you register for three spring WISDOM SABBATH DAYS (02/22, 04/11 and 05/20) the cost is $125 for all three.