Wisdom Sharing: Being Human Together
“Wisdom Sharing—A Deepening Retreat,” held in October, 2014, featured speakers Alice Walker, Gloria Steinem, and Dr. Chung Hyun Kyung. With the cottonwoods at their peak of gold, a remarkable dialogue about women in leadership ensued, touching on the breadth and depth of the feminine voice and feminine leadership in our global community. Participants were inspired by the teachers’ life experiences and called to support the continued growth of an intergenerational movement that embraces and honors the integration of the feminine voice and leadership.
Ghost Ranch has created another Wisdom Sharing event that will be just as significant and life changing:
Wisdom Sharing: Being Human Together
October 11-15, 2015
We are delighted to announce Dr. Hyun Kyung Chung is returning, along with her friend and colleague Dr. Robert Thurman. Together, with Sister Lucy Kurien, they will explore this year’s theme: Being Human Together.
Joining Dr. Chung, Dr. Thurman and Sister Lucy are Rev. Cynthia Brix and Dr. William Keepin, founders of Gender Reconciliation International. Through their work, Rev. Brix and Dr. Keepin offer opportunities for transformational healing and reconciliation between men, women and all genders.
Last year’s event proved to only begin the conversation and we are truly excited to continue this dialogue. Dr. Hyun Kyung Chung captured our hearts with her harrowing life experience and buoyant wisdom. Her participation in 2015 promises to be just as profound—especially since her last act of activism in May, when she crossed the 2-mile wide De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) that separates millions of Korean families as a symbolic act of peace.” https://www.womencrossdmz.org
INTENTIONS FOR WISDOM SHARING: BEING HUMAN TOGETHER
- To bring people from the global community together in a space to explore both our humanness and our connection to the Divine.
- To allow participants to be stirred, taught, and guided by three exceptional teacher/mentors – who have deep wisdom and life experience as well as deep investment with bridging the differences of humankind to bring about peace and acceptance among all people and creation.
- To break open and explore the breadth and depth of the gift of reconciliation.
- To support the continued growth and reformation of gender relations, an intergenerational and interracial movement that honors and embraces the integration of all peoples of the world.
- To gather in a sacred landscape that embodies the wisdom and beauty of the human spirit and provides expansive space for creativity, healing and self-discovery.
WHAT WE WILL EXPLORE
How can we live with one another peacefully and in harmony? How do we listen to one another when we carry the trauma of generations past? How do we open a door to a path to realistic hope for the future?
Wisdom Sharing: Being Human Together precedes the world’s largest interfaith gathering, the Parliament of World Religions, occurring this year in Salt Lake City, Utah and we hope to have voices from the Parliament event in attendance.
“Please, please, please count me in and reserve my space! Wisdom Sharing 2014 was an extraordinary experience, and one of the best of my life. For me, Dr. Hyun Kyun Chung was the biggest surprise and delight of the retreat. I look forward to hearing her again, as well as the other wonderful teachers/mentors outlined in the email. The intentions outlined are worth exploring and achieving, and I look forward to the retreat. I have the dates reserved, and I will be there in October! Thank you!”
Monday, October 12, 2015
Dr. Robert Thurman, a leading voice of the value of reason, peace and compassion, will lead our discussion on Being Human Together. He brings his wisdom and authority on religion and spirituality, Asian history, world philosophy, Buddhist science, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, to this conversation. He is known for his ability to speak on such topics with an ease and humor allowing participants to grasp complex ideologies.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Joining Dr. Thurman, is Dr. Chung Hyun Kyung, a Korean Christian theologian and an Associate Professor at Union Theological Seminary in the U.S., for her second appearance in our Wisdom Sharing series. She leads our discussion Tuesday offering her theological perspective by synthesizing the wisdom of the worldwide people’s movements, spiritual legacies of Asian religious traditions, critical academic analysis, and the world of the arts.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Wednesday offers participants a unique and powerful experience by taking part in work developed by Gender Reconciliation International. Gender Reconciliation brings women and men together to begin an unprecedented collaborative work of facing the disastrous reality of gender injustice in its many forms, and embarking upon the integral work of mutual transformation to create a new, unprecedented harmony between the sexes. Working through the challenges of gender disharmony with integrity, compassion, and non-judgment, men and women discover a liberating awakening and new spiritual communion. The co-founders, Dr. William Keepin and Rev. Cynthia Brix, along with members of their international team will speak and facilitate the experiential activities.
In the evenings, Sister Lucy Kurien, founder and director of Maher, a remarkable community and interfaith refuge for abused and destitute women and children, headquartered in Pune, India will weave together daily discussions and reflections allowing participants to connect deeply with each other and the conversation.
Come be inspired and nourished and add your voice with these scholars, advisors and humanitarians sharing their wisdom at this year’s Wisdom Sharing: Being Human Together.
“Attending this retreat was my first time at Ghost Ranch,” said the Rev. Rosemary C. Mitchell of Ewing, New Jersey.“ The program renewed and reenergized my faith, spirit, and commitment to work for justice and peace. Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker and Chung Hyun Kung challenged us to a new level of engagement and activism. And, as always, the setting at Ghost Ranch is a reminder of the grandeur of God.”