We offer Contemplative Groups and Quiet Days on a regular basis around the State of Maine, as well as in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. In the past we have also offered large events with well-known leaders in the greater spiritual community. Today we are shifting our focus to exploring ways of supporting each other as well as reaching out to others through technology to create community. Everyone is invited to attend our events.
The Heart of the Mycelial Web
with Marilyn Hardy
Let’s turn to the Heart!
Join us for this unique and enjoyable opportunity to embody the mycelial web!
Saturday, August 8, 2020, 9:00-12:00, via Zoom. Price is $30.
To register go to: http://northeastguild.org/guild events/registration
POSTPONED EVENT Spring Friends and Associates Retreat: “Contemplative Practices for Chaotic Times” Alcyon Center in Seal Cove, Mount Desert Island, Maine
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED.
Experiencing stress over the polarization of politics in our country? Despair over climate change? Distraction as too many tasks, activities, or electronic devices vie for your attention? Join us for a relaxing two and a half day retreat as we explore “Contemplative Practices for Chaotic Times.”
All are welcome, but space is limited.
In the peaceful setting of the Alcyon Center, participants in this retreat will explore how engaging with nature, dreamwork, lectio and visio divina (spiritual reading and seeing), spiritual direction and other contemplative practices can facilitate more intentional ways of living into the culture in which we now find ourselves. Whether in silence or in optional sharing, we will support one another as we discern the invitations into this more intentional engagement.
Cost of Retreat (Activities and Three Lunches) ; $55 per Friend* or $49 per Associate* If you are receiving the Guild Monthly Newsletter, you are a Friend. If not, you may pay $25 to become a Friend.
Overnight Shared Room: $135 for two nights plus cost of retreat
Overnight Single Room: Contact us for availability and price
Dinners will be potluck. Participants will be asked to bring a dish to share at one of the meals. Details will be sent.
Some scholarship assistance available.
A Day of Teaching With Sherri Mitchell, based on the book “Sacred Instructions: Indigenous Wisdom for Living a Spirit-Based Change”, Fall 2019
“Discover ancient, ancestral teachings to heal our collective trauma and reconnect with spiritual source in this workshop with Sherri Mitchell.
Many indigenous ancestral prophecies predicted our present time of upheaval, but they did more than provide a warning. These ancient teachings also provided us with a map, one that can lead us back into alignment with all that truly matters.”
Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography and Soul Mythology, Fall 2019
Your personal Spiritual Autobiography is a written compilation of the most important stories of your life and a reflection on how those stories inform your experience of spirituality. Your personal Soul Mythology is a compilation of the “life-lived myths” that inform your Soul, that shy, yet very curious, part of yourself that seeks and longs for those eternal mysteries that tell you who you were before the “world got ahold of you.” As a participant in this upcoming Guild workshop, you will be introduced to the process of writing your personal spiritual autobiography and have the opportunity to actually write a small portion based upon one of several offered prompts. You will then be guided in constructing a mythological story based upon that one small portion of your spiritual autobiography.
This process will enable participants to explore the “quiet questions” that stir the Soul when no one is watching, questions like: Who are the loves of my life? What are my passions? How have I discovered my truest longings? We will explore how one writes a myth that captures a glimpse of who we are becoming, and we will invite you to join others on this very personal journey from the outer stories of our lives into the great mysteries of the truths that lie within us all.
Events centered on Seeds of Contemplation featured the following presenters: Martin Laird, Cynthia Bourgeault, Rami Shapiro, Belton Lane, Chris Pramuk, and Fred Brancato, 2015
Other previous presenters include David Frenette, Richard Rohr, Tessa Bielecki, John Chryssavgis, Kyricacos Markides, Margery Zoet Bankson, and Fr. Thomas Keating.