A Courage & Renewal® Retreat
Begins: November 24th at 7 pm Ends: November 26th at 3pm
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. We will engage in contemplative practices to support personal and societal transformation.
Using seasonal themes and metaphors we explore poetry, prose, music, gentle guided movement, video, journaling, stories from various wisdom traditions, periods of silence, mindfulness meditation practices, and the natural beauty of King's Fold. We share periods of quiet self-reflection, and large and small group discussions, as well as much laughter and lightness. Clearness Committees, a 16th century Quaker process of discernment, is the capstone of the retreat.
Facilitator: Dan Hines
Mentored by activist and writer Parker J. Palmer, Dan serves as a Courage & Renewal facilitator and
leadership consultant for individuals and for business, educational, and religious organizations. Much of his professional experience has been as a priest and ministry coach (Anglican Church of Canada). For about a decade of life, he managed a wildlife park! As co-founder of the intentional community, RareBirds Housing Co-operative, he has a passion for exploring alternative living and a more sustainable relationship to the land. He is involved in local social justice, environmental activism and grassroots political work in British Columbia.
Please contact us to register or if you need more information for this retreat.