Well that was a joyful experience! More retreat offerings to come….
I will be leading a new contemplative retreat this fall!
For faith shifters, spiritual directors, ministry leaders, pastors, thinkers, seekers and prayers….
Perhaps you find yourself in a place like that of many others who have grown disheartened and disillusioned with church and religious culture. Many now find themselves without a roadmap for the next steps beyond that home we once knew, yet realize there’s no going back. But so often the most important parts of our journeys- the real steps of faith- are the steps we take beyond the borders of our maps. We are now being called to a pilgrimage into new terrain, which can be strange and unsettling. The ancient idea of spiritual pilgrimage teaches us to be open to engagement with new experiences and places that we may grow new eyes and a deeper vision for our relationships with God, others and ourselves.
At this retreat we’ll look at the seismic shift that is happening across the world that is awakening so many of us to seek God in ways that run deeper than belief systems and dogmas. We will create a safe space to reflect on our own faith journeys, shifts, longings and awakenings. We will rediscover the way of being soulful humans who are both messy and magnificent. We will rediscover what it means to be immersed in the love of God, and to re-member God as both an intimate friend and also as the Soul of the evolving universe. We will explore a new path that is no longer clearly laid out on a map, but one that is illuminated by the Light and love of God within us.
We will explore the ancient way of inner transformation through the contemplative practices of the Christian mystics. We intuitively know that our lives are meant to be about something larger than ourselves. Cultivating the contemplative mind and heart can bring healing to the severe impasses and divides that threaten to tear the fabric of our communities apart. We will see that we are each a necessary part of the great Love that can help to mend the severe divides of this world and lead us all towards our True Home.
Dates: Friday, September 9, 2016 – Sunday, September 11, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm Friday – 11:00 am Sunday
Retreat size: 5-to-16
Location: The exquisite Villa Jubilee in southern Colorado, an easy (all-interstate) three-hour drive from Denver. Check out this venue at www.villajubilee.com.
Cost: $215-to-$245 depending on room choice*. Includes two nights lodging, five meals, great companionship, and qualified teaching.
*$215 Dorm room: a bed in a room shared with up to four others. Private bathroom for that room.
*$230 Shared room, no sharing of bed. Private bathroom.
*$245 Private room with private bathroom.
Registration: by August 15, 2016 or until full. 50% due with registration, to hold your spot. Balance due August 31.
Please send payment via PayPal to Retreat Host Sharon Cairns Mann, firstname.lastname@example.org (please select the “paying a friend” option to eliminate fees) or contact Sharon at email@example.com to request address for mailing check.
What to Bring: Please check out details at www.Villajubilee.com and watch for information from the retreat leader.