Companion’s Mission Statement: Companions on the Inner Way offers a safe communal place to explore our deep longings for the Holy. Grounded in the Christian tradition, our contemplative retreats incorporate body, mind, and soul through presentations, dialogue, spiritual practices, art, music, movement, and worship with Eucharist. We strive to create an environment that is theologically curious, radically welcoming, and liturgically vibrant.
August 2017 — Retreat Information
Dates: August 6-11, 2017
Location: Zephyr Point Conference Center, Lake Tahoe, Zephyr Point, NV
Theme: “Beauty As Threshold To The Divine Mystery”
Presenter: Wendy Farley is the new Director of the Program in Christian Spirituality and Professor of Christian Spirituality at San Francisco Theological Seminary. She received her PhD from Vanderbilt University in 1988. Her teaching and research interests include women theologians, social justice, Buddhist-Christian dialogue, spirituality and contemplative practices.
This retreat will explore beauty as a way to open the heart for deeper intimacy with the Divine and deeper connection to all beings. We will use music, poetry, nature, and meditation as heart-opening thresholds to the profound peace and awakened compassion that life with The Beloved brings. Farley writes: “At this moment in human history, we are faced with very deep threats to human dignity and to the planet itself. Our hope, as Christians, to live in a way more conformed to the love of God for the world, is not easy to live out. It is easy to become discouraged, shut down or indifferent. This is why The Beloved constantly calls us toward practices and ways of life that contribute to our own and the world’s flourishing.”
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Carolyn Foster, Director
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San Francisco CA 94122-2507