Do you feel something big shifting too?
Whew! Times are feeling really intense these days. Facing into the reality of this moment on Earth has been for us like removing layers of innocence, and seeing again with new eyes. Weeks on end, and we are exhausted; and alsofull of pain, anger, grief, sadness; and also even joy, inspiration and love.
In order to keep moving despite moments of feeling immobilized, to feel the joy and despair as part of one whole experience of life, we feel called to offer:
The Only Way Out is Through: Transforming Our Grief into Courage and Empowerment
in the face of Planetary Suffering
April 29th & 30th | Sheffield, MA
We are two old friends who have traveled different paths to a shared wisdom, and have experienced the clearing and renewal that happens when we turn toward our grief - both our personal grief and our grief for the planet which are really one river anyway. In planning this workshop, we drew inspiration and guidance from Joanna Macy's The Work That Reconnects.
Through this work, we have both experienced the healing that opens our heart and renews our capacity to take creative and courageous action. While we can't promise what your experience will be, together we will create a safe space for you to bring your whole self to this weekend.
Space is limited to 11 participants. Please read below for registration details. And, feel free to be in touch with any questions!
Orion 857-928-4066 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Lev Natan 845-389-3622 | email@example.com
Orion is the director of the Boston Food Forest Coalition (www.bostonfoodforestcoalition.org), former Co-Director of NET New England, addressing challenges of community resilience at a regional level, where he co-founded and led Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition (JP NET), a community-driven project in Boston pioneering a “new” economy that is place-based, sustainable, and reduces race and class inequity.
Lev is the founder of The Medicine Tree, and offers Workplace Wellness Programs through Mindfulness Sound Meditation and leadership coaching to organizational teams; individual & group sound healing sessions in yoga studios, spas & healing centers; and creative networking events that strengthen the eco-social organizational community.
THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH: A WEEKEND RETREAT
For you, who is called to mobilize humanity in service to the web of life,
and work with grief as a portal to renewed vitality.
Begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, April 29th and ends at 3:00pm on Sunday, April 30th
@ Lev's Home in Sheffield, MA
Sliding Scale Donation: $95- $175
(includes potluck-style dinner on Sat. and breakfast & lunch on Sunday).
Space for 11 participants.
Accommodations are available to stay overnight at Lev’s house (read below for details)
Registration closes on Friday, April 21st
Schedule of Events
- Saturday -
Arrive at 2:00pm
Opening Circle: Welcome & Gratitude
Partner sharing: Why are you here?
Seeing With New Eyes: Conversation about The Great Turning
Create Altars to Invoke the Beings of the Three Times & Guidance from the Ancestors
Sound Bath Restorative Meditation
(Didgeridoo, Tuning Forks, Vocal Toning, Flute and Singing Bowls)
Personal time for journaling & drawing, walking, partner sharing
Optional song circle
- Sunday -
Sound & Movement Meditation
Reflection & Gratitude Circle
Partner Sharing: Honoring Our Pain
Personal integration time
Connecting the Dots
Speaking to the Future Generations
Going Forth: Weaving a Resilient Network of Relationships & Courageous Action
Sliding Scale: $95 - $175
The best way to make your donation for this workshop is to send money via paypal
"as a friend or family member", so its free for both of us, to "firstname.lastname@example.org".
If you don't have a paypal account, pay by clicking this link.
You are also welcome to send a check to Lev Natan, 530 3rd Ave, Suite 5R, Brooklyn, NY 11215.
We have space to sleep at Lev and Sarah's house in an open floor communal setting for an additional $25.
You will need to bring your own floor padding and bedding (sleeping bag & pillow).
You are also welcome to reserve an AirBNB, Bed & Breakfast or Motel in the nearby area.
I recommend the Race Brook Lodge, which is just 10 minutes down the road,
and a beautiful and reasonably-priced option, AirBNB, or the Wagon Wheel Inn ($50/night).
Travel / Transportation
You can take the Peter Pan bus to Sheffield, MA from either Boston or NYC. You can also take the train to Wassaic, which is a 40 minute drive to our house. We will send driving directions upon registration - we are about 3 hours from NYC and 2.5 from Boston.