Fri, Nov 18|
Mark Nepo - 2022 Retreat
Deepen your relationships and conversation with life, experience spiritual growth and overall connectedness. Join us for all or part of this 2-day retreat plus bonus events sponsored by Shallowford Family Counseling Center and Shallowford Presbyterian Church.
Time & Location
Nov 18, 2022, 9:30 AM – Nov 20, 2022, 12:00 PM
Atlanta, 2375 Shallowford Rd, Atlanta, GA 30345, USA
About the event
(Full event program and agenda)
As seen on Oprah — poet, philosopher, and beloved teacher, Mark Nepo has been breaking a path of spiritual inquiry for more than forty years. Based on several of his books, this workshop will explore how we might truly inhabit the one life we’re given: by getting closer to life, loving what you do, finding what can last, and by being kind and useful. Drawn from
his years of teaching, Nepo explores how our hard work and authenticity ready us for meaning and grace. Using
ancient and contemporary stories, poetry, journaling, and dialogue, he unfolds how our sincerity and labor help us
to survive and thrive.
By fully living the one life we’re given, we’re led to the wisdom that waits in our heart. There is no other way. To make the most of being here, we’re required to learn when to try and when to let go. This is our initiation into grace. The gift and practice of being human centers on the effort to restore what matters and, when in trouble, to make good use of our heart. No one quite knows how to do this, but learn it we must. Our path to love and truth depend on this journey.
Bring a journal.
"My hope is that through these days together you will deepen your conversation with life. That through your own path of obstacle and surprise, you will be opened to your gifts and become somewhat freed of all you carry.” -Mark Nepo