Monday, May 01, 2017

Spiritual Directors' Retreat

May 22-24, 2017
2 pm Mon. – 1pm Wed.
Shepherd’s Spring
Sharpsburg, Maryland

On Becoming a Dancing Monk:
Creativity and the Sacred

Our time together: What would it be like to allow thoughts, emotions, longings, intentions, petitions, whimsy, delight, play, gratitude, grief, awe, to move through you in embodied prayer? While contemplating the principles of the “Monk Manifesto” (see back), we will explore simple movement forms entering into the path of embodiment and creativity. With time for reflection, silence, solitude, laughter and delight, we will explore what it could be like to be a playful/soulful member of the "Holy Disorder of Dancing Monks."

Our retreat leader: Betsey Beckman is internationally renowned as spiritual director, sacred dancer, choreographer, founder of The Dancing Word (, and InterPlay leader. Through the Abbey of the Arts and in collaboration with others, she leads pilgrimages, creates resources and experiential trainings for spiritual directors. She has facilitated numerous events for Spiritual Directors International. When not traveling, she directs the Movement Ministry at her home parish, St. Patrick Catholic Church in Seattle.

Questions? Call Debbie Eisenbise at 1-800-323-8039 x. 306