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November 2-5, 2017
Meeting the World with Trust: Transforming Fear into Faith
with Mark Kutolowski, Laura Ruth & Kerstin Lipke
In this intensive three-day retreat, we will complement our Wisdom practices of centering prayer, lectio divina, chant and conscious practical work with practices that bring interior freedom into dialogue with the body, that support physical relaxation and that transform the nervous system.
Our sessions will emphasize practical disciplines emerging from the ancient Russian health system, itself closely linked to the Eastern Orthodox contemplative tradition of hesychasm. We will explore the relationships between physical and psychic tension and fear, and between physiological relaxation and faith. Beginning with solitary practices involving meditation, breathing and movement, we will eventually move into partner and group work utilizing relaxation to creatively engage with conflict both within ourselves and within our immediate environment.
Participants will finish this intensive with an expanded sense of the role and potential of body practice in contemplative transformation, plus practical methods to improve their physical health and body awareness.
People of all spiritual traditions (or none) are welcome. Some experience with silent prayer or meditation is helpful.
Location: Hallelujah Farm in Chesterfield, NH