An All-Day Workshop with Mark Nepo

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: New Thought Center for Spiritual Living

Based on Mark's new book "The One Life We're Given: Finding The Wisdom That Waits In Your Heart", this workshop affirms how precious the one life is and opens the chance we have to be fully alive and to be of use to each and the world.
Mark Nepo requests you bring a journal to this workshop to write in.
General admission tickets are $149 and may be purchased using this link:

https://newthoughtcsl.breezechms.com/form/cd7dc4

As a poet, philosopher and beloved teacher, Mark Nepo has been breaking a path of spiritual inquiry for more than forty years.

Drawn from his years of teaching, Nepo explores how our hard work and authenticity ready us for meaning and grace. He unfolds how our sincerity and labor help us to survive and thrive. "The One Life We're Given" offers a path of soul work that can help us find our way, as Nepo puts it, "to discover the story behind the story, and to find what can last."

By fully living the one life we're given, we're led to the wisdom that waits in our heart. There is no other way. To make the most of being here, we're required to learn when to try and let go. This is our initiation into grace. The gift and practice of being human centers on the effort to restore what matters and, when in trouble, to make good use of our heart. No one quite knows how to do this, but learn it we must. Our path to love and truth depend on this journey.

This workshop will explore how we might truly inhabit the one life we're given: by getting closer to life, loving what you do, finding what can last, and by being kind and useful. Using ancient and contemporary stories, poetry, journaling, and dialogue, Mark will delve into what it means to make our way through pain and sorrow, keeping our eyes open as we work our way into grace. Through conflict and joy, and love and loss, we're asked to craft and weave our soul and our journey into the one life we're given. This is how we become instruments of love.

"Working with you as readers and students is a path I am devoted to. This path is a continuous inquiry into what it means to be human, to be here, and to care for each other. My hope is that through this workshop you will deepen your conversation with life. That through your own path of obstacle and surprise, you will be opened to your gifts and become somewhat freed of all yu carry. My hope is that this time together will support you in becoming skilled at living with both effort and grace." -Mark Nepo

Tickets may be purchased at: https://newthoughtcsl.breezechms.com/form/cd7dc4

For more information about Friday's event, February 16, "An Evening with Mark Nepo" click here:
http://www.newthoughtcsl.org/community/events/evening-mark-nepo

Organizer

Carolyn Boyd Gomez

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Office Manager; Bookstore Manager; Special Events Manager
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Carolyn was born and raised in Portland, and attended Oregon State University. Marriage to an Air Force officer, took her away from Oregon, and after living in California, Arizona, and St. Louis Missouri, she ended up putting down roots in the Washington DC area for 30 years. Her career path took her into retail, first as an Interior Designer, and then into Executive Management of the high-end Home Furnishings & Interior Design business that she and her husband owned for many years. Returning "home" to Oregon in 2006, after closing the business, was a dream come true. She feels truly blessed and is grateful everyday to be back in Oregon.

Carolyn was introduced to Unity at the age of 7, when her mother was seeking an alternative to their Lutheran roots. She attended Unity churches wherever she lived, and found her church home in the DC suburbs, Unity of Fairfax, in Oakton, VA. There she was active in many volunteer activities, including singing in the church choir and being a member of the Board of Trustees for 6 years. She is now very grateful to be a part of New Thought Center for Spiritual Living, a dynamic Spiritual Community, where she continues on her spiritual journey.

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