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Continuing Education Program and 2017 Ireland Pilgrimages | *Updates*

Awakening the Creative Spirit: Experiential Education for Spiritual Directors in the Expressive Arts

November 13-18, 2016 with Kayce Stevens Hughlett, MA & Betsey Beckman MM in the Pacific Northwest

Space has opened up in this program. Click here for more details>>

May 2-7, 2017 with Christine Valters Paintner, PhD & Betsey Beckman, MM in Perth Scotland

This program is starting to fill already! Click here for more details>>

This five-day intensive immerses you in an experience of the bringing the transformative power of the expressive arts to spiritual settings. Join a small group of kindred souls to dive deep together in exploration and discovery and come away with new skills for your soul care practice.



We are delighted that our pilgrimages to Ireland for 2017 are filling up and so want to give you an update:

Monk in the World: Pilgrimage to the Sacred Edge of Ireland

August 29-September 6, 2016 – ONE SPACE LEFT

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Soul’s Slow Ripening: Celtic Wisdom for Discernment

March 28-April 5, 2016 | September 19-27, 2016

Just a few spaces left!

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Writing on the Wild Edges: A Creative Pilgrimage & Retreat in Ireland

April 21-27, 2016 | October 5-11, 2017

Just a few spaces left!

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Visual Meditation:

A little video I made with some images of places you will be visiting (and song by Noriana Kennedy, a Galway musician):

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