Einstein says humanity needs a “cosmic religion” grounded in conscience; Thomas Berry says “ecology is functional cosmology.” Therefore, a recovery of the archetype of the Cosmic Christ from the Christian mystical tradition and the Buddha Nature from Buddhism and the Image of God from Judaism are important movements at this time of human and planetary history. As Berry says, “eventually only a sense of the sacred will save us,” and these archetypes provide exactly that. We will explore Buddhist writers like Thich Nhat Hanh and Christian writers from Thomas Merton to Meister Eckhart, Hildegard of Bingen and Mary Oliver and the work of Rabbi David Seiderman on Jewish ecology to awaken the sense of the Sacred Earth for us all. Practices will include circle dancing and journal/poetry writing and sharing, grieving, chanting, a mini-pilgrimage of the Stations of the Cosmic Xst and more. Awakening creativity is key.
Matthew Fox holds a doctorate in spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris and has authored 32 books on spirituality and contemporary culture that have been translated into 60 languages. Fox has devoted 45 years to developing and teaching the tradition of Creation Spirituality and in doing so has reinvented forms of education and worship. His work is inclusive of today’s science and world spiritual traditions and has awakened millions to the much neglected earth-based mystical tradition of the West. He has helped to rediscover Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, Thomas Aquinas.
Cost $425 includes double occupancy room, board and tuition.
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