Living in the Light of Grace: A Retreat with Kathleen Dowling Singh
With Kathleen Dowling Singh
In anticipation of her new book to be released in October, Kathleen Dowling Singh will lead an experiential retreat focusing on using our lives, just as we are living them, as the means to enter more deeply into the presence of the sacred, of grace.
We will explore how to open to the ever-presence of grace through simple, contemplative exercises that complement a steadfast daily practice, and help free our attention from a small and limited sense of who we are.
"The confusion arising with our idealized expectations of the spiritual path, our 'spiritual goals,' is widespread," Kathleen observes. Those expectations can lead us to feel discouraged, doubtful and confused about our individual pilgrim journeys. During the retreat, she hopes that together we can explore ways to help "demystify" our expectations, learn to better trust what emerges out of our lives, and ripen our practices.
"As our practice matures," Kathleen says, "the imagined distance between our spiritual life and the rest of our life diminishes and awakening embraces our daily presence in relationships, traffic, the office and our unpredictable body."
Our time together will include speaker presentations, individual reflection, and conversation. Kathleen speaks in broad and ecumenical language to all those who wish to make the most meaningful use of this precious life.
The retreat will begin on Friday, September 22 at 5:30 p.m. and end on Saturday, September 23 at 4 p.m. The cost of single overnight accommodations with private bath, program plus meals from Friday dinner through lunch on Saturday is $300; Double occupany fee is $235. Commuter fee, which includes the program plus Friday dinner and Saturday lunch is $175.
"Grace has a thousand names and is rich with a sense of beauty and goodness and love freely given.
We benefit from grace as we align our actions and intentions within it …
Practice attunes us to our intention and to Spirit."
̶ Kathleen Dowling Singh, The Grace of Living
Kathleen Dowling Singh is trained academically in transpersonal psychology and works as a mentor for deep psycho-spiritual growth work. She lectures widely throughout the United States on spirituality at the end of life, spiritual transformation in the midst of life, and meditative and contemplative practices.
Kathleen is the author of The Grace in Dying: How We Are Transformed Spiritually as We Die, a book named one of Amazon’s Top Ten Books in Spirituality the year it was published and recognized as a landmark in the field. The Grace in Aging: Awaken as You Grow Older has struck a chord with sincere practitioners who wish to use their aging years for spiritual maturation and ripening. It was named one of the best of 2014 by Spirituality and Practice magazine. In her book, The Grace in Living: Recognize It, Trust It, Abide in It, Kathleen offers instruction in the practice of spiritual biography as well as the awakening stories of revered teachers and longtime practitioners. Her new book, Unbinding: The Grace Beyond Self, will be published in October 2017.
|Dates:||9/22/2017 to 9/23/2017|