Meditative Art and Movement

Kirkridge Retreat Center

Join Hilary Smith in an exploration of two complementary forms of mindful meditation. Qigong is the ancient Chinese art and science of using gentle movement, breath and contemplation to harmonize the body with the mind and the spirit. The practice is accessible to people of all ages, sizes and levels of physical conditioning, and is …
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Meditative Art and Movement

Kirkridge Retreat Center

Join Hilary Smith in an exploration of two complementary forms of mindful meditation. Qigong is the ancient Chinese art and science of using gentle movement, breath and contemplation to harmonize the body with the mind and the spirit. The practice is accessible to people of all ages, sizes and levels of physical conditioning, and is …
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Writing for Self-Discovery: A Women’s Retreat at Casa del Sol

Ghost Ranch Conference Center

Come to a safe space to find your most authentic voice and your truest words in writing. We’ll use contemplative practices such as meditation, silent hikes on your own, guided journaling, and art to coax your awareness, self-compassion and creativity. Emerge refreshed from the weekend with a renewed sense of yourself and artifacts from your …
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The Art of the Short Essay

Holy Cross Monastery

Mark Twain once said of a letter he wrote, If I had more time I could have made it shorter. A well-crafted short essay or personal story is intimate and moving. It combines the narrative techniques of fiction with the conciseness of lyric poetry. To create such a well-crafted gem, you need the critical eye …
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Shape of the Divine: Working with Clay as Spiritual Practice

Benedictine Center of St. Paul's Monastery

Under the direction of an experienced potter and gentle teacher, learn how making hand-built vessels can be a process of meditation. Teacher Virginia Matter OSB is a member of St. Paul’s Monastery and came to the Center from the health care field. She worked in nursing and in pastoral ministry. Virginia has done significant preparation …
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