Join us on Wednesday, January 6, 2021
10 am–3 pm Eastern time (7am-12 noon Pacific / 3-8 pm Ireland/UK)
5 hour Zoom mini-retreat (2-hour session+1-hour break+2-hour session)
Join us for the Feast of Epiphany, a time to honor and celebrate moments of awakening, insight, and new vision. In the midst of a pandemic and climate crisis, how do we open ourselves to possibility? How do we make room for hope? What are the practices we can cultivate to see more of the world with eyes of the heart?
Drawing on the wisdom of the mystics and the gift of poetry you will be invited into an experience of listening, meditation, reflection, song, gentle movement, creative practice, and sharing with others.
Limited enrollment. We will record the session and make it available on our course platform for those registered but encourage you, if possible, to join us live.
About the Presenters
Mark S. Burrows is a poet, translator, and theologian, much in demand in Europe and the United States as a speaker and retreat leader. He taught for many years in graduate theological schools before accepting a position in religion and literature at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences in Bochum, Germany. His recent translations include the original first part of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Book of Hours, published as Prayers of a Young Poet (2016), as well as a translation of the Iranian-German poet SAID’s 99 Psalms. In 2018 he published The Chance of Home, a collection of his own poems, and together with Jon M. Sweeney, Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart (2017) and Meister Eckhart’s Book of Secrets (2019), collections of meditative poems inspired by Eckhart’s remarkable genius. He currently lives in Camden, Maine, with his wife and their English Springer Spaniel puppy.
Christine Valters Paintner is a Benedictine oblate and the online Abbess of Abbey of the Arts, a virtual monastery and global community integrating contemplative practice and creative expression. Christine earned her PhD in Christian spirituality and is a Registered Expressive Arts Consultant and Educator. She is a retreat facilitator and spiritual director, as well as the author of 15 books on contemplative practice and creative expression including two collections of poetry, Dreaming of Stones and The Wisdom of Wild Grace. Christine has lived in Galway, Ireland since 2012 with her husband John, where together they lead online and live retreats to the wild edges.