Talks, Teaching, Events
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A PARTICIPANT RESPONDS:
. . . You speak from a deep place of authenticity and transparency, coming from your experience and your years of seeking, and your passion for the emergence of Love in the world. It was somewhat of a Pentecost experience: you are speaking your own words out of your own experience and we are hearing it through our ears and our individual experience but the Silent message breaks through and everyone, at whatever level hears the whisper, I Love You. You can be sure your work was an encounter with what is deepest within everyone there and they heard something of what they have been longing to hear . . . Alice MacDonald, Santa Barbara, CA
KMVR RADIO BROADCAST: WHAT IS LOVE – RADIO INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL STONE
2013 TALKS, RETREATS, AND WORKSHOPS:
TORONTO AREA: April 19-21, 2013. An Unbroken Intimacy with Life, A new Weekend Retreat at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, Guelph, Ontario. Sponsored by the Sacred Wisdom Centre For further information, please contact Barbara Booth
Times of darkness and radical change have the potential to move us toward new ways of being human. We may long for guidance in how to proceed with our lives and turn to others for wise counsel or try to “figure it out,” yet forget that Life is the teacher. In this gathering we’ll listen to Life’s subtle promptings, to ourselves and to each other by reaching deep into our genetic heritage for a more visceral wisdom that comes from living the life of connection—what I call under-standing.
This is an opportunity to completely shift your perspective: by being part of a group that has become One; by listening to one another as One; and by feeling into your own life and calling as part of the intricate web of relationships in our living world. The intent of An Unbroken Intimacy with Life is to support this kind of alignment. True freedom, spontaneity, and creativity are the gifts of living from such an orientation, moment by moment, in our daily lives. The retreat offers a gentle process for those who long to trust themselves and Life more fully. You will also receive in advance some suggestions for personal inquiry to help you prepare for our time together. For more information, please contact Barbara Booth
The first retreat, April 23-25, is complete in itself. For those persons who seek a deeper experience, please scroll down to Depth Perception: The Sensation of Light, an extension of the first retreat.
April 23-25: Taking Root ~ A Depth of Intimacy with Life
This gentle 3-day retreat invites you to inhabit a much larger identity–as We; to listen from the deep, living heart of your body for the Presence of an other—person, creature, plant, Life, the One—and find yourself inwardly connected, inwardly held, inwardly related to all that is. This is the intimate relationship that matters. The retreat offers an opportunity to under-stand—literally to stand under who you think you are—tuned to an intelligence that thought, alone, cannot provide. You will receive in advance some suggestions for personal inquiry to help you prepare for our time together. The 3-Day Retreat begins at 4 P.M. on April 23 and ends with lunch on April 25. For more information, please contact Carole Kretchman
To experience the full 5-Day Retreat, include this extension:
April 25-27: Depth Perception ~ The Sensation of Light
In this extension of the first retreat, you will refine your capacities of perception to experience the living sensation of light. You will learn how to recognize it, feel it, and engage the light of another and the group as a whole. You’ll find what is holy and true within others, and not let the judgmental mind make them wrong, then walk as a blessing, sending that flow of energy to the green trees, the creatures, and all of creation. This sacred experience begins in the late afternoon of April 25 and ends after lunch on April 27. You may choose either the 3-day or the 5-day option. For more information, please contact Carole Kretchman
BEGINNING AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER 2013. SOUL WORK ~ A BIMONTHLY GATHERING NEAR PALO ALTO, CA. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for a full description.
PAST TALKS AND RETREATS
April 5, 2012 OAKLAND, CA. Talk titled “In Unbroken Intimacy with Life”. The Sophia Center, Holy Names University
TWO RETREATS AT THE CHRISTINE CENTER, Willard WI:
June 1-3 An Unbroken Intimacy with Life, A 3-day Retreat, followed by:
June 3-7 Awakening the Energies of Love, A 5-day Retreat
June 10-12 MADISON WISCONSIN: A 3-day retreat at Holy Wisdom Monastery, An Unbroken Intimacy with Life.
June 16, 2012. CHICAGO, IL Talk titled An Unbroken Intimacy with Life at The Well’s Summer Institute. The Conference theme is “Living as One with the Earth.”
June 17-22, 2012, CHICAGO, IL, Five-day Retreat, Awakening the Energies of Love, sponsored by The Well
September 16-18 Christine Center, Willard, Wisconsin. LIVING A SURRENDERED LIFE.
September 23-25 Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado. LIVING A SURRENDERED LIFE , sponsored by the Davi Nikent Center.
OTHER RECENT TALKS, INTERVIEWS, WORKSHOPS, RETREATS
Stanford University. Three guest lectures in Anne Firth Murray’s course entitled “Love as a Force for Social Justice,” Department of Human Biology.
Poet Drew Dellinger presented a poetry reading at our home. Two other poets, Betty Kissilove and David Ergo, joined him to benefit Conexions, Partnerships for a Sustainable Future. See Conexions.
St. Denis Church, Menlo Park, CA. 2-hour presentation and experiential inquiry.
Interview on Jean Ramiciotti TV
Aspen, Colorado: Three events co-sponsored by the Davi Nikent Center for Human Flourishing and the Aspen Chapel:
THE EMERGENT CONSCIOUSNESS OF LOVE. Friday: Talk and conversation with the audience.
AWAKENING THE ENERGIES OF LOVE: DISCOVERING FIRE FOR THE SECOND TIME. Saturday: Experiential workshop.