The Psalms are the World's Great Prayer Book about the human condition. During this sacred time of the year, the psalms also offer a unique map of the soul for understanding the nature of spiritual suffering and the hope of real transformation. Author, theologian, and spiritual mentor Richard Groves provides a profoundly personal and inspirational weekend program through the ancient poetry of the psalms which Jesus relies on during his own passion, death, and resurrection.
Richard Groves will combine times for reflection, teaching and powerful ritual that help bring the wisdom of the psalms alive for today's busy seeker. The retreat will also incorporate the timeless teachings of scripture scholar, Walter Brueggemann. Participants will create their own Psalms of Orientation, Disorientation and Re-Orientation through a powerful life-review process which culminates in the traditional and timely Jewish Practice called a 'vidui' or Spiritual Last Will. Here is the perfect way to prepare for the Christian High Holy Days through a weekend of soulful renewal.RETREAT LEADER
Richard Groves is a world respected author, retreat director and authority on the sacred arts of living and dying. A chaplain for thirty years, he founded the Sacred Art of Living Center in Bend, Oregon whose training programs have graduated more than twenty thousand persons around the world. His latest work, the Anamcara Project, is a first of its kind internship that translates deep soul work for persons in every walk of life. As a professor of world religions, Richard Groves brings rich cultural and inclusive perspectives to his teachings; he is perhaps best known for retreats that engage the imagination through a blend of creative teaching, ritual and personal renewal.RETREAT SCHEDULE The retreat schedule will be posted several weeks prior to the event. REGISTRATION
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