6th Annual Spring Retreat


Friday-Sunday, April 20-22; Hummingbird Music Camp
5 miles north of Jemez Springs on State Highway 4

Theme and focus of this year’s retreat will be “Spirituality: Connections & Choices.” The format will be flexible, allowing participants to engage in presentations, discussions, Open Space, and personal choices (self-selection). Subject to weather, Will Hoffman (convener, 294-7741) will lead a trip to the hot springs Sunday morning, and a possible Sunday afternoon optional hike at Battleship Rock. Participants are encouraged to bring and share such gifts as communication, wellness & healing, meditation, journaling, meditative journaling, yoga, tai-chi, poetry reading, your favorite book or video sharing, drumming and music. Past Men’s Wellness resources and themes which could be presented include Man Alive’s Winter 2004 edition, “Men & Spirituality”; 2003 Spring theme, “Giving & Receiving”; Non Verbal Communication; and “The Five Languages of Love.” A possible additional resource is the Program “Men as Learners and Elders,” from the Center for Action & Contemplation (Richard Rohr, Albuquerque), ref. www.malespirituality.org.

Schedule: Friday, 6-7 p.m. Registration (no dinner served); 7 p.m., Opening (Prelude, Foreplay, Offertory). Saturday, three activity sessions after breakfast, lunch, and dinner followed by smaller group break outs or alternate Open Space or self-selection; Sunday, breakfast, closing session, lunch, and optional afternoon trek or pilgrimage.

Cost: $110 (all accommodations, two nights, heated individual rooms, five meals); $80, no meals provided; $65, overnight campers; scholarships available.

Planning, Agenda & Leadership begins March 1 and will be conducted by participants via email committee.

Registration begins March 1. Convener will organize car pooling from Albuquerque area and seeks assistance from Santa Fe. Will Hoffman, Convener 294-7741.

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