Register now for “Setting God Free” — Dismantling the Irascible Caricature and Re-Discovering the Unconditionally-Loving Source, a three-day residential retreat with Fr. Seán ÓLaoire, PhD.
The event will take place Sunday evening, April 15, through Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at The Bishop's Ranch, 5297 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448.
The first lecture will begin Sunday evening after dinner. The final lecture will be on Tuesday evening after dinner.
Rates per Person: Commuter (no lodging, 3 dinners, 2 lunches, no breakfast): $279; With Lodging, based on double-occupancy: (3 nights, 8 meals): $560; With Lodging, based on single-occupancy: (3 nights, 8 meals): $691.
For more information, please contact Karen Rubin: by email email@example.com; or phone (650) 714-2943.
To register, please print, fill out and mail this 2018 Retreat Registration Form along with your $125 check deposit.
The remaining balance is due March 15, 2018. Should your plans change and you are not be able to attend the retreat, deposits are refundable until March 15, 2018.
The Bishop's Ranch, Healdsburg, CA — March 26 — 29, 2017: There has never been a significant evolutionary shift that has not been precipitated by a major crisis. This is true in geological history e.g., the huge 1.5 billion–years–long crisis that single–celled protozoa — the first lifeforms on our planet — created, when they began extracting hydrogen from water, thus releasing oxygen, which was a deadly poison to them! Or the excess of calcium the planet was excreting which threatened to overpower it, until it found creative ways to solve the problem e.g., make coral reefs of it, build exoskeletons for shell fish, make endoskeletons for the vertebrates.
It’s true in interpersonal relationships; and — as I’m sure you can verify from personal experience — it’s true in your own life journey. Crisis properly navigated is the key to psycho–spiritual growth.
And today — as has happened many times in human history — the world political, economic and military situation presents us with issues of mammoth proportions. Hence, it bears within itself evolutionary possibilities of even greater proportions.
This retreat, and these seven lectures, is an attempt to understand the root causes of this crisis, its invitations and its hidden blessings. It looks fearlessly at the real data, not the fake news, propaganda or fear–mongering, and goes on to identify the mindset, soul–set and practices needed to turn our times towards Christ Consciousness on a planetary level.
2nd: Community-Led Meditation
3rd: Extended Homily, Q&A