53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Date:November 11th, 2017.
Category/Categories:Spirituality of the Environment

Our nation has entered into a dark period where Nature is treated as an object for human pleasure and consumption.  Those of us who love the natural world, especially those who are working and advocating for protection of our wild creatures, air and climate, our waters, forests, wetlands and fields, may feel overwhelmed, exhausted, burned out, or depressed.  Now is the time for a Renaissance of our relationship with the natural world.

We meet to nourish our spirits as we go forth to protect the integrity and beauty of the web of life.  This retreat will explore insights and practices from several spiritual traditions—Christian, Buddhist, Sufi, Jewish, Native American and Muslim—and from several of the world’s great poets who see and hear a sacred Presence in Nature that inspires, uplifts and heals.  Now more than ever, we need to deepen our natural wisdom and to cultivate commitment, courage, and hope as we defend the natural world against assault.

9:30am 3:30pm Fee: $75 with lunch, $65 without. Pre-registration is required. 

Leader: Dr. Robert Jonas


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