Training the Heart, Lifting Your Voice: From Self-Doubt to Service
About This Event
Creative practice is spiritual practice, and because there is a need in the world for light as it comes through you, creativity is generosity. Creatives of all types - artists, writers, singers, speakers, parents and project managers - grapple at times with the human experience of fear, self-doubt and toxic levels of self-criticism. Mindful awareness allows us to see through delusions of self, let go of fearful self-doubt, to be present with what deserves our attention and compassionate response; whether we desire to create a piece of music or visual art, a more harmonious family, or a more just world. This retreat offers training that develops mindful awareness, plus the time, space and support to serve living beings through your gifts. Bring your most important instrument - your body - as well as your journal, art supplies, musical instruments, or whatever you use in your creative process. Be sure to bring your willingness to outgrow your current limits!
Venue HighlightsHeartwood’s facilities include a historic thirty-room Victorian-era mansion, and additional thirty adjoining courtyard rooms. Three meditation halls and a commercial kitchen are designed to support short-term and long-term retreats, conferences, and workshops. Quiet spaces indoors and out invite contemplation and conversation. Our goal is to nurture all aspects of one’s being.
AccommodationsRooms are double-occupancy. Depending on the number of retreatants, if single rooms are available, we assign them in order of registration to those who registered earliest. For your convenience, Heartwood provides bed linens, blankets, and towels. All rooms, whether double or single, have an en-suite bathroom.
- A/C in Rooms
- Free Parking
- Gluten Free
Menu/CuisineThree delicious vegetarian meals per day are offered; there are always vegan and gluten free options served for those with dietary restrictions. You are also welcome to bring a snack to share if you wish.
Breakfast typically includes cereal, hard-boiled eggs, fruit, bread, and rice cakes. Coffee is served at breakfast only. Lunch, which is the main meal of the day, consists of a protein, a grain, vegetables, and salad. A light supper of soup, with either salad or fruit, as well as some surprises, is offered each evening.