Retreats

Voice, Body, and Heart/Mind: Doors of Awakening

Voice, Body, and Heart/Mind: Doors of Awakening

Offered by the Rev. Myo-O Marilyn Habermas-Scher

4:30 PM Friday, April 12 – 4:30 PM Saturday, April 13, 2019
$225 (Scholarship available)

The process of transforming our hearts is a mysterious creature; we glimpse it in the forest, fluttering in the leaves. Hearing it on the lake, it shimmers, and is gone. In this retreat we will explore the movement of the voice, rooted in kinesthetic awareness. Our time together will be spent in silent meditation, mindful movement, deep hearing, vocal warm-up and attunement. We will also chant, sing and improvise from that kinesthetically aware base.

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Post-Easter Triduum Clergy Respite Retreat

Post-Easter Triduum Clergy Respite Retreat

Post-Easter Triduum Clergy Respite Retreat
April 22-24, 2019
$100
Given the hustle-and-bustle of liturgical life for clergy in this sacred season, we invite you to come away for a time and place apart in order to rest and renew through quiet time, good food and hospitality. Consider joining your clergy colleagues for this non-facilitated quiet time away.

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A Darkness all of Light

A Darkness all of Light

Offered by Martin Laird, O.S.A.
Thursday, May 23 – Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Cost: $625 (Scholarships available)

“A Darkness all of Light”. This line from a poem by Franz Wright serves to focus our days dedicated to the practice of contemplation, conference, discussion, and silent table fellowship. Silence itself has no opposite. For the silent mind, sound is as silent as no sound. For the decluttered mind, despair and delight manifest the very same silence we incessantly bodyforth by the simple fact that we are. But for the cluttered mind, such things seem to be at odds. In this retreat we will consider such challenges, among others.

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Humility Reconsidered

Humility Reconsidered

Offered by Cynthia Bourgeault
Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9, 2019
Cost: $425 (Scholarships available )

Cynthia Bourgeault, one of our core teachers in the Contemplative Wisdom tradition, will return to EHOP this summer to address Humility Reconsidered, a fresh look at the crucial but notoriously challenging Chapter 7 of the Rule of Saint Benedict from a wisdom perspective, in which humility = non-identification= interior freedom. In good Benedictine fashion the weekend will feature a balanced rhythm of silence and intentional inquiry; contemplative prayer and conscious practical work.

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