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A quick note to let you know that my Teaching Calendar has been updated with several upcoming retreat & workshop opportunities.

A reminder to join Betsey Beckman and me for a wonderful Art & Movement retreat to Honor Our Ancestors over the weekend of Halloween, Samhain, and All Saint’s.  This will be a beautiful time of welcoming in the dark half of the year and the wisdom of our ancestors who beat within our very blood.  Through ritual, storytelling, art-making, gentle movement, poetry, and being in nature, we will deepen our awareness of the gifts of those who have walked before us. We will gather on the beautiful Hood Canal here in Washington State to dive deep into the mysteries together.

Are you interested in learning more about Benedictine Spiritual Practices such as lectio divina, centering prayer, and praying the hours?  Sign up for a 7-week online course through the Episcopal Seminary in Berkeley and make a commitment to regular practice.  Together we will form a learning community online for discussion of readings and our experience – so you can join us from wherever you are – and move into these rich, contemplative ways of being in a world of doing.  The class begins October 26th and ends December 20th.  Each week I post a lesson and discussion questions and then engage in conversation with you on the web.

Feel free to email me at with any questions – I am traveling right now but will respond to emails within a couple of days.  You can register for Honoring Our Ancestors right here at the Abbey and for the Benedictine online course, please visit the CDSP website.

(photo above taken on the Hood Canal)

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