Awakening the Heart: A Christian/Sufi Wisdom Retreat with Matthew Wright

Awakening the Heart: A Christian/Sufi Wisdom Retreat with Matthew Wright
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Event Date Start: April 5, 2019 07:30
Event Date End: April 6, 2019 03:00
Phone: 703-360-4220
Spiritual Orientation: All
St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 8531 Riverside Road, Alexandria, Virginia (VA), USA (US) 22308

This Friday/Saturday retreat will draw on Christian and Sufi wisdom, exploring the human heart as an "organ of spiritual perception"--that part of each of us that can "see" and live from oneness.  Too often our culture teaches us to value the individual above all else.  But the eye of the heart sees from the Whole, finding each part's place in relation to the Wholeness of things.  How do our lives fit within the larger Life to which we belong?  How do we live with balance and compassion?  Come and learn from two great Wisdom traditions about living from the heart through teaching, chant, movement, and contemplative practice.

The Rev. Matthew Wright is an Episcopal priest working to renew the Christian Wisdom tradition within a wider inter-spiritual framework. Alongside his practice of Christianity, he draws deeply from the sacred worlds of Islamic Sufism and Vedanta. Matthew serves as priest-in-charge at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, NY and lives with his wife, Yanick, alongside the brothers of Holy Cross Monastery.

Friday introduction, 7:30-9:00 pm

Saturday retreat, 9:00 am -3:00 pm

$50 registration/$15 if Friday only

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