Mark Nepo - 2022 Retreat

November 18 - 19
9:30 am - 4 pm
2375 Shallowford Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30345

Deepen your relationships and conversation with life, experience spiritual growth and overall connectedness. Join us for this 2-day retreat plus any/all bonus events (Saturday night and Sunday morning), sponsored by Shallowford Family Counseling Center and Shallowford Presbyterian Church. 

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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