A gospel, as old and authentic as any of the gospels that now comprise the Christian Bible, was buried deep in the Egyptian desert after a 4th-century effort to have all copies destroyed. Because it was hidden away, we still have the only gospel written in the name of a woman: The Gospel of Mary Magdalene.
Mary’s gospel tells a different love story from the one we’ve come to refer to as Christianity. It says we are not sinful; we are not to feel ashamed for being human. Our purpose is to be fully human, “true human beings.” All we need to do is to turn inward and meditate, like Mary Magdalene, in the way her gospel directs.
Through lecture, discussion, Soul-Voice Meditation, and exercises, we learn about Mary Magdalene as a figure of spiritual authority in the early Christian movement. We discover why her gospel was excluded from the current form of the New Testament, and explore the secret teachings Christ gave to her.
We return home with a deeper understanding of why the Gospel of Mary is so relevant at this point in time.
Faculty recommends that you read the following books in preparation for the course:
- Mary Magdalene Revealed: The First Apostle, Her Feminist Gospel & the Christianity We Haven't Tried Yet by Meggan Watterson
- The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle by Karen L. King
- The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity by Cynthia Bourgeault
Additionally, the Faculty asks that you increase your form of meditation (whatever style it is) or download the Soul-Voice Meditation and begin to practice it before attending the retreat.
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m.||Welcome & Orientation|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Meet the Teachers
Meggan Watterson, author of Mary Magdalene Revealed, How to Love Yourself (And Sometimes Othe ...
Tuition & Fees
Mary Magdalene Revealed
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.
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Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.
Refunds are available (less a $55 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $55 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.
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|Certificate of Attendance||$25|