The Desert Fathers, Men’s Spirituality & Shadow Work
A long-weekend for men drawing on the stories and teachings of the early desert monks, exploring the relevance of their spirituality for men’s experience today. The Desert Fathers were very perceptive about the inner wounds we carry, how we project our wounds onto others and the healing that comes through a practice of radical forgiveness, honest sharing and contemplative prayer. These “athletes of God” offer intriguing models of authentic masculinity. The retreat will make use of Jung’s notion of the shadow and male archetypes, ritual exercises, storytelling, the Way of Council (small group work) and opportunity for experiences on the land, including an optional 24-hour solo experience on the land. Camping under a full moon on the Ghost Ranch landscape is a true desert experience.
Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified.
Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space or you can request the single occupancy and be charged the supplement of an additional $50 per night (based on availability).
For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar’s Office at either 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p. m. (MST).
Three ways to register:
- 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]
- Register by telephone at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121 — available Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MST.