Find resilience, compassion and empowerment in troubled times! These are challenging days. How can you respond and continue your work in the world without burning out, numbing out or losing heart? You can choose to practice Active Hope, a way of living with purpose to help bring about the kind of world for which you hope. It will help you transform grief, anger and feeling overwhelmed into inspiration and empowerment.
This interactive weekend retreat at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) is based on The Work that Reconnects, developed by Joanna Macy, author, eco-philosopher and activist. Experience the healing power of gratitude, find compassion in honoring your pain for the world, embrace your connections with each other and all life on this planet, and realize your potential to make a difference! The rhythm of retreat includes experiential practices, time outdoors, movement, song, inspirational readings and simple rituals. It’s engaging, it’s invigorating and it offers tools for dealing with the challenges of living in difficult times!
Kathleen Rude, a life-long environmentalist mentored by Joanna Macy, conducts retreats on environmental and social change, as well as spirituality and healing.
The cost is $230 and includes sessions, lodging and all meals. The commuter fee is $180 and includes sessions, Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday lunch. For more information or to register, contact Prairiewoods at www.Prairiewoods.org or 319-395-6700.