Given the trying times we are living through, we need to hold each other through our suffering, and to ask for the story that has brought each of us to today, and to complete each other by listening with an open heart.
In this weekend retreat, we join Mark Nepo to explore how a life of meaning and love unfolds through adversity, how love awakens everything, and how care erases the walls we keep building between us.
Every generation and tradition discovers, again and again, that our spiritual journey on Earth is not to strive from here to there, but to unfold from in to out. How we do this is both personal and Universal. But do it we must, if we are to flower and offer our nectar to the world.
Together, through poetry, stories, metaphors, reflection, journaling, and dialogue, we will unpack and bear witness to the turning inside out we all endure that lets Spirit show its beauty through our humanity.
We will explore the essential questions:
- Will I be a good steward of the portion of Universal Spirit I am blessed to carry in the container that is my life—as well as I can, for as long as I can?
- And what does being a good steward of my soul mean?
- What does being a good steward of the light I carry look like for me personally?
Every so often, across the expanses of time, a mountain remakes itself, a forest clears itself, and the ocean reshapes its shore. And once in a generation or two, humanity remakes itself, such as we are right now. And such a remaking is both profound and painful. But here we are, being asked to put aside our old hypocrisies and all the ways we have pushed each other away. Here we are, being asked to be fierce and tender in our call to love each other until justice and healing are the same thing. Yet how do we participate in this remaking of humanity? I think one heart at a time, one truth at a time, one kindness at a time. And we can begin by remaking ourselves.
- Bring a journal.
This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.
Housing is limited; please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register.
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
Stay With Us
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, paddling on the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services.
A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute).
2 nights commuter fee
The commuter fee includes lunch and use of amenities and facilities. A list of local hotels and inns is available.
See our Cancellation Policy.
Certificate of Attendance : $25