In this retreat, skilled facilitators help create a quiet, focused, and disciplined space—a circle of trust—in which the noise within us and around us can subside and we can begin to hear our own inner voice. In the large group, small groups, and solitary settings, we will explore the intersection of our personal and professional lives, making use of stories from our own journeys and insights from poets, storytellers, and various wisdom traditions. Each retreat includes a Clearness Committee where you learn to listen deeply and ask insightful “open and honest” questions.
Facilitators Michael Prince and Anne Courtney have been prepared by the Centre for Courage & Renewal.
The Center for Courage & Renewal
The Center for Courage & Renewal is a nonprofit organisation that offers retreats, programs, events, and consulting. With a collaboration of 200 facilitators across North America and Australia, our main office is in Seattle, Washington. The Center for Courage & Renewal admits participants of any race, color, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities and does not discriminate in administration of its programs, admissions policies, scholarships and financial assistance.
My knowledge of the divided life comes from personal experience: I yearn to be whole but dividedness often seems the easier choice. A ‘still small voice’ speaks the truth about me, my work, or the world. I hear it and yet act as if I did not. I withhold a personal gift that might serve a good end or commit myself to a project I do not really believe in. I keep silent on an issue I should address or actively break faith with one of my own convictions…The divided life comes in many and varied forms.
To cite just a few examples, it is the life we lead when:
When and Where
5pm Friday 11th – 2pm Sunday
13th April 2014
St John of God Retreat Centre
47 Gloucester Crescent, Shoalwater 6169
(08) 9527 2101
Set in tranquil grounds close to the ocean, the Centre serves as a hospitable space for many different groups of people seeking retreat, rest or formation.
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