Journey Toward Wholeness: A Courage & Renewal Retreat at Ghost Ranch
Location: Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico
Based on the work of Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal, this retreat explores issues of transition, vocation, life passion, purpose, meaning, direction, aging, relationships, and underlying life patterns, to live in alignment with one’s deepest values and the courage to act with integrity and authenticity. In a safe, quiet, nurturing, and confidential environment, this retreat promotes reflection, clarity and insight. Guided by core principles and practices, which include the belief that everyone has an inner teacher, an inner source of truth, we will engage in contemplative practices to support personal and societal transformation. Using poetry, prose, music, videos, and Kundalini yoga to support deeper exploration while savoring the stunning beauty of the high desert.
Enjoy periods of quiet time, journaling and self-reflection, as well as large and small group discussions. Clearness Committees, a Quaker communal process for individual discernment, is the capstone of the retreat. Off-ranch trips are planned: Exhale deeply and relax at a nearby mineral springs (at an extra fee), enjoy an afternoon of Gregorian chant at Christ in the Desert Monastery and visit the weavers of Medanales to explore local culture. Limited to 15 participants.
Note: The Ghost Ranch printed catalog description is incorrect, but corrected here.
Cordelia Coronado, 7th Generation Master Weaver & Living Treasure of New Mexico
Praise for Journey Toward Wholeness at Ghost Ranch…
· “Thank you Valerie, Courage & Renewal, and Ghost Ranch! My life has been greatly enriched by these two Courage & Renewal retreats at Ghost Ranch. Valerie’s leadership is excellent and the process really works! I will always cherish my time at Ghost Ranch with this Courage & Renewal Retreat and Valerie. All three came into my life at the right time.” — ID
· “This Courage & Renewal Retreat has been one of the most difficult and heart felt times in my life, but it has helped open my heart and heal my soul like nothing else I have ever done. Valerie, you are an excellent facilitator: encouraging, acknowledging and appreciating each of us for who we are.” — ROR
More information: Ghost Ranch
Register at: www.ghostranch.org