Sat, Sep 26 | Saranam Retreat Center

CANCELLED: Earth's Wild Call: An Experiential Workshop in the Woods

The animate earth is sending us a wild and sacred call, imploring us to act with great care. For our well-being and that of all our relations, this workshop will offer experiential practices that help us cultivate awareness, compassion, love, and justice in the shared earth community.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Sep 26, 2020, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saranam Retreat Center, Montrose, WV 26283, USA

About The Event

The Earth awakens through the human mind…. [And the human mind awakens through the earth!]

We are the creative, scintillating, searing, healing flame of the awesome and enchanting universe. ~ Brian Swimme

In this workshop we will engage in a variety of experiential activities designed to cleanse our “doors of perception,” foster our embodied sensitivity, and join in intimate conversation with the glorious and wounded natural world

Solo and group activities will include:

· collaborative conversation

· guided meditation

· a meditative approach to eating (including the day’s lunch)

· poetry and art

· honoring the wisdom of our sadness, anger, and grief, as well as our joy, wonder, and gratitude

· perspectives from contemporary psychology as well as contemplative/meditative

spirituality (especially Zen Buddhism and Christian mysticism)

· supports for bringing such attuned sensibilities into our lives after the workshop

· suggestions for later reading and socially engaged involvement

A NOTE about COVID: All due precautions will be taken to prevent infection: This event will be held entirely outdoors, all participants will be required to wear masks and maintain 6’ distance from other non-family participants, and outdoor hand-washing stations will be provided. And if the infection rate warrants it, this event will be cancelled and notice given to all registrants a week before the event and ticket purchases will be refunded.

About the leader: Will W. Adams Ph.D., works as an Associate Professor of Psychology at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, and as an ecopsychologist, psychotherapist, and meditation teacher in private practice. His training includes over thirty years of study and practice with esteemed meditation teachers, both Buddhist and Christian. He is currently completing a book on the themes of the workshop.

Food: Please bring your own water, lunch, and snacks. What else to bring: Appropriate clothes and shoes for the weather and light walking in the woods; a facemask; a notebook and pen; an open heart and mind. For more information: You are welcome to email Will Adams at Group size: A minimum of 8 people and a maximum of 15.

Cost: $85. (Scholarships may be available in case of need.) You must register and buy a ticket to attend.

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