Dan Hines, Wade Lifton and Lisa Gordon co-facilitate this retreat on beautiful Bowen Island, Coast Salish traditional territory.
The Journey Toward an Undivided Life retreat offers you a focused and reflective space in the presence of a supportive community to engage questions of importance to you and deepen your understanding of the relationship between who you are and what you do.
Courage & Renewal® retreats foster personal and professional renewal by offering the time and space to:
• Pause, disconnect from technology and be still.
• Explore where you are on your journey.
• Talk through and honor both struggles and successes.
• Witness and be witnessed, listen and be listened to.
• Learn new skills for strengthening your capacity to ask open and honest questions, hold tensions, and rejoin soul and role.
The Process: Together, we will engage in large and small group conversations focused on evocative texts and questions, experience silence, solitude and journaling for reflection, and tell stories from our lives and work. In this way we will create a shared process of exploring the intersection of our inner passion, courage and sense of purpose that gives meaning to our life and work in the world. You will also have an opportunity to participate in a Clearness Committee, a Quaker discernment practice designed to help individuals hear their own inner wisdom while drawing on the wisdom of others.
This program is based on the Circle of Trust® approach developed by the Center for Courage & Renewal and Parker J. Palmer. More information about the Circle of Trust approach and clearness committees may be found in Parker Palmer’s book, A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life, or online at www.couragerenewal.org