Date & Location Updates
Due to the recent fires in Santa Barbara and our need to reschedule this retreat -- from January 13th to February 3rd
-- this retreat has also been moved to a new location at Trinity Episcopal Church
(1500 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101).
Description“How can queries cultivate deep listening in our distracted culture?”
— PARKER PALMER“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.”
— EUGENE IONESCODo you ever find yourself...
“Are you breathing just a little and calling it life?”
- Asking Where did the juice go?
- Wondering if there might be another way of looking at your life?
- Considering different ways of thinking your way into the choices ahead?
- Exploring your sacred story as an action adventure?
- Remembering moments when you said Yes, I will!
- Recalling and reflecting upon what happened next?
- Wondering how to experience your body as a house of prayer?
- Listening inwardly for new queries forming in your depths?
- Noticing which tentative inner questions resonate with possibility?
— MARY OLIVERDuring a day of gently-guided writing, participants will seek and find emergent living questions, threads of grace winding through relationships with body, soul, God, others, vocation and society. Following the poetic invitation of William Wordsworth, we will explore a variety of contemplative ways to “Remove the dust of custom so things shine again, each arrayed in its robe of original light.”
About the Facilitator
Rev. Judith L. Favor is a spiritual director, retired from pastoral UCC ministry in San Francisco and teaching at Claremont School of Theology. Rooted in the Quaker tradition, she nurtures souls at Pilgrim Place in Claremont, CA and teaches for Stillpoint. Her books include Silent Voices
(2014), The Edgefielders
(2013), and Sabbath Economics
(2008); she also co-authored Spirit Awakening: A Book of Practices
Registrations for this event are subject to our standard Cancellation Policy