High Desert Spiritual Quest

July 15, 2013 - July 21, 2013


Workshop ID: G13S732
Dates: July 15, 2013 – July 21, 2013 Price: $415.00

The High Desert Spiritual Quest is about deepening our spirituality, experiencing the beauty of the wilderness, pushing ourselves beyond what we thought we were capable of, and opening ourselves to more profound reflections on who God calls us to be in the world. Our personal journey stories will be the starting point for our conversations as we build a community of exploration of the natural world around us and our soul’s inner longings. Seminar experiences will include several hikes between 1.5 and 5 miles over rough terrain, often off trail, an encounter with indigenous spirituality, including visits to sacred sites, and possibly a sweat lodge and Morning prayers and Mass at Christ in the Desert Monastery. Two nights camping under the stars with an opportunity to do an overnight wilderness sojourn.
• An encounter with sacred waters of the area.Due to the experiential nature of the seminar, each participant must fill out the attached application (click link below) and have a phone interview with one of the instructors. We invite you to share your sacred journey as we journey together through sacred landscapes.


instructor_brandon_wertBrandon Wert has served as the associate pastor at Southside Presbyterian Church and is the Site Coordinator for the Tucson/Borderlands site of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Young Adult Volunteer Program. An avid outdoorsman, he is an advocate for land redemption and protection of the Sonoran Desert.

instructor_connie_burkhartConnie Burkhart is a true Renaissance woman who has sculpted her life to include all the passions of her heart and soul. Proud to be the mother of four, she is also a metal design artist, singer-songwriter, musician, southwest wilderness guide, worship leader, and ‘The Dinosaur Lady’, an educator in geology and paleontology. For over a decade, she has taught various seminars at Ghost Ranch, and is honored be a member of the National Ghost Ranch Foundation. She cherishes the gifts around her, whether prospecting for fossils in the high desert earth, exploring a junk yard for treasures to rescue for metal designs, or listening to the ‘music’ of a rushing river. For more information, visit her web site: www.SunflowerCanyon.com.

Need more info? Call us at (505) 685 – 4333 ext 4152

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, HC77 Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: [email protected]
  2. Register by telephone at 877-804-4678, extension 4152 or 4155 — available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. MST.
Categories: Lifelong Learning  |  Seminars  |  Spirituality