July 26, 2019 – August 4, 2019
Sudbury, ON September 20-22, 2019 Manitou Intentional Learning Community
Writing the Soul Story is for those interested in exploring their spiritual journey in a supportive retreat community. Whether you are interested in spiritual memoir for pleasure or for publication the willingness to courageously plumb your life through writing is the only prerequisite. No previous experience necessary. There will be group time for giving and receiving aesthetic feedback and for individual contemplative writing. Participants will engage in writing exercises, take some emotional risks, and stand authentically at the crossroads of creative writing and personal spirituality.
With David Giuliano, Renee Thomas-Hill and Amira Ayad
November 11 – 13, 2019
Come join us for a time of learning and renewal at Five Oaks this fall.
This 2.5 day program is led by three speakers from different cultures and faith traditions. It is a time of shared learning, being deeply rooted in one’s own faith or spiritual tradition, and deepening our understanding and lived experience of the stories we tell about healing, wellness, illness and wholeness. It is an opportunity to learn together, for those in our partner communities (Christian, Muslim, Indigenous) and beyond.
Though it is open to anyone, it may be particularly relevant to those who find themselves or someone in their circle facing changes in their health and vitality. In this journey, we may be seeking to remain grounded in a fruitful and faithful space in the face of new realities in one’s sense of wellness, wholeness and understanding of what healing means in an individual’s life. It is also recommended for pastoral care providers, elders, imams, chaplains, clergy, and health-care professionals.