workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Surviving Storms

Find the Strength to Meet Adversity

With Mark Nepo.

Aug 4–6, 2023


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Person standing on a rock in a storm

Explore the art and practice of finding the strength to meet adversity by using the teachings of the heart, with poet and philosopher Mark Nepo.

Mark Nepo describes the topic of his new book Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Adversity.

All serious daring starts within.
—Eudora Welty

We live in a turbulent time. Storms are everywhere, of every size and shape. And like every generation before us, we must learn the art of surviving storms, so we can help each other endure. Based on his new book, spiritual teacher and poet Mark Nepo explores the art and practice of finding the strength to meet adversity by using the timeless teachings of the heart.

In truth, we are engaged in heartwork every second of every day. The more we accept the heart as our teacher, the more we are transformed by the obstacles we face into fully realized human beings. The reason heartwork is so important is that, as a tree needs to deepen its roots and widen its trunk to endure the force of unexpected storms, we need to know our true self so we can deepen our roots and solidify our connection to all Spirit and all life. Then, we, too, can endure the force of unexpected storms. This is especially relevant now, as we need to recover from the strident isolation and stubbornness of view that entangles us today.

To make our way through adversity requires an inner exploration we each must map for ourselves, though there are common passages along the way. Though our particular paths will vary, the ways we endure the storms we are given are timeless and the same. Once the rubble clears, we, like those before us, are inevitably called to build the world one more time, admitting that we need each other.

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Workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Aug 4–6, 2023

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  • Mark Nepo

    Mark Nepo is a poet, philosopher, and New York Times best-selling author.