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Register Now for 2020 Retreat – Spirituality Beyond Gender: Celtic Wisdom and Ascension – April 19–22, Healdsburg CA

The mystic-poet, Rumi, wrote: “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there.” I want to paraphrase that and say: “Out beyond ideas of feminine and masculine, there is a field. I'll meet you there.”

For the West, gender is a battle; and this extends to our spirituality which traditionally divides “feminine spirituality” (the Earth/Nature based “descending religions”) from “masculine spirituality” (the Heaven focused “ascending religions”). For the Celts, the goddesses were archetypes of Nature and the gods were archetypes of Culture. Their relationship was a marriage dance, not a battle.

But now it is time for us to transcend even the Celtic notion, in an Ascension project that births a spirituality beyond gender; a project that makes sense of (a) each individual incarnation, (b) the entire concatenation of incarnations of each unique soul, and (c) the evolutionary trajectory of the cosmos itself.

Let’s meet in that field.

This three-day residential retreat with Fr. Seán ÓLaoire, PhD will take place Sunday evening, April 19, through Wednesday, April 22, 2020 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): $303; With Lodging, based on double-occupancy: (3 nights, 8 meals): $608; With Lodging, based on single-occupancy: (3 nights, 8 meals): $800.

For more information, please contact Karen Rubin: by email [email protected]; or phone (650) 714-2943.

To register, please print, fill out and mail this 2020 Retreat Registration Form along with your $200 check deposit.

The remaining balance is due March 15, 2020. Should your plans change and you are not be able to attend the retreat, deposits are refundable until March 15, 2020.

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Mass: Sunday, 9:30am

Seventh Day Adventist Church
786 Channing Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Monthly Sunday Liturgies

1st:    Regular
2nd:  Live-Stream Podcast
3rd:  Extended Homily, Q&A
4th:  Community-Led
5th:  Community-Led