October 26 - October 28, 2018
Theme: THE ANCIENT PATHS WHERE WISDOM
HIDES. “Amidst the rush and confusion… something
old and wise is trying to catch up with us. When the
trouble becomes so profound that no amount of
knowledge can provide a solution, it is wisdom that
must be found… Wisdom involves hidden unities and
uncommon knowledge.” –Michael Meade
“Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the
ancient paths, where the good way lies; and walk in
it, and find rest for your souls.” –Jeremiah 6:16
Through myth and story, poetry and art, and soulful
encounters with the natural world around us, we will
seek the wisdom we need for guidance in the midst of
our often harsh and challenging times.
Leaders: Jim Hall and Cheryl Hellner live and work in
the Earth Ministry center at Dayspring. For years they
have offered retreats on the wisdom to be found in
contemplative encounters with nature and soul.
Weekend retreats run Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. The silence begins Friday night after dinner when the leader opens the retreat and introduces the theme. The leader usually offers brief meditations with morning and evening prayers on Saturday. The silence ends late-morning Sunday with a time of sharing and worship, followed by lunch and departure.
The cost for weekend retreats is $220. To reserve a space, please send a $110 deposit with an application you can print from the application page, or pay on line by going to the application page and clicking on payment options.
Dinner on Friday at 7 pm is the first official gathering. You are welcome to arrive and settle in between 3:30 and 6:30 pm on Friday. The retreat will end by 2 pm on Sunday. It is important that you come on a weekend when you can stay for the whole retreat.