This retreat aims to help participants bring “skillful means” to the current social and ecological situation imperiling the planet. These means include forbearance, strength, compassion, right timing, spiritual generativity, and personal mettle.
Daily teaching will be augmented by sustained work in core spiritual practices: the generation of necessary spiritual “nutrients” (such as faith, hope, trust, love), sacred dances and chanting. The work will be integrated through periods of silence and rest, plus some mindful, manual labor accomplished in teams.
The teachings will draw on Christian and other Wisdom traditions and their relevance to our world today. Wisdom is about inner transformation, aligning the mind, body and heart.
A special gift at this retreat will be an evening of music and storytelling with Canadian singer/songwriter Alana Levandoski, who will also be leading sacred chants throughout the retreat.
Familiarity and resonance with Cynthia’s body of work is recommended. For those less familiar with it, Cynthia’s senior students will offer advance, online sessions in order to prepare participants to receive the most out of the retreat.
Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada