Visit the Abbey of the Arts online retreat platform to access your programs:

Travel to Chiapas for Art & Spirit

This trip sounds amazing and I would be signing up if it didn’t conflict with a major event I coordinate for one of my jobs.  So I am encouraging any of you who might be interested in traveling with a group of pilgrims for an experience that is sure to be filled with creative inspiration and spiritual depth:

One Equal Heart Foundation and the Grünewald Guild are co-sponsoring a trip to Chiapas, Mexico, March 6-21, 2010, for artists and people interested in exploring creativity and spirituality in this rich and ancient place. We will have two wonderful women artists accompany us as our artists-in-residence: Suzanne Halvorson, a fabrics artist and weaver, and Liz Caemmerer, a fabrics artist and painter. Mike Mains, a singer/songwriter, and Jeannie Berwick will facilitate daily reflection.

The trip will include multiple opportunities to express ourselves artistically, through weaving (we will all learn how to do some basic card weaving, according to Suzanne and Liz), drawing, painting, creative writing, and music-making. We will visit ancient Mayan ruins, the beautiful colonial city of San Cristóbal de las Casas, and points of natural beauty. We will also have various encounters with the Tseltal Maya as we share our creative and spiritual expressions.

To find out more about the trip, visit the website.

You might also enjoy

First Friday Tea with the Abbess

Dearest monks, artists, and pilgrims, I so enjoyed our first Tea with the Abbess session. Since I can’t pour you a cup of tea myself I led a brief meditation for Imbolc instead. Then I shared some of our programs for February and answered a

Read More »

Monk in the World: Michael Moore

I am delighted to share another beautiful selection to the Monk in the World guest post series from the community. Read on for Michael Moore’s reflection “Finding Hope on the Threshold.” When I was asked to contribute a Monk in the World guest post, I

Read More »