- Date(s): Fri, Dec 8 - Sun, Dec 10
- Time: 12:00 am
- Website: https://standrews.ms/journeyseries/
Join St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral for an advent retreat, The Journey Series, featuring poet, teacher, and storyteller Mark Nepo on Falling Down & Getting Up: Discovering Your Inner Resilience & Strength.
Mark Nepo is a master teacher who has been convening circles and guiding retreats for fifty years all over the world. Nepo is a New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awakening, and has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time”, “a consummate storyteller”, and “an eloquent spiritual teacher.” His many books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Based on his new book, his workshop, Falling Down & Getting Up: Discovering Your Inner Resilience & Strength, draws on his many years of teaching.
About this journey, Mark says, “When asked how they practiced their faith, medieval monks would say, ‘By falling down and getting up.’ And so, drawn from my many years of teaching, this workshop will explore the perennial practices and choice-points we all face in falling down and getting up, such as: surviving and thriving, managing risk and enhancing risk, opening and closing, giving and receiving, living a balance between solitude and community, enlarging our sense of things when pain and fear make us small, and the never-ending practice of course-correcting and tuning as we go. In my teaching, I remain committed to introducing students and readers to their own gifts and wisdom, so we each can walk both close to the bone and close to the light. I hope you can join me as we explore the practice of being human together.”
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Friday, Dec 8
6-8pm: Session 1
Saturday, Dec 9
9:30am-10am: Registration & Coffee
10am- noon: Session 2
Noon-1pm: Lunch (included with cost of attendance)
1-3pm: Session 3
Sunday, Dec 10
9:30am-10:20am: The Sunday Forum (session is free + open to the public)
*It is recommended to bring a journal with you to the sessions.