The Exquisite Risk: Daring to Live an Authentic Life

with Mark Nepo

To have any chance of knowing joy, we must love everything in the way.

As a poet, philosopher and beloved teacher, Mark Nepo has been breaking a path of spiritual inquiry for more than forty years. This workshop affirms how precious this one life is and opens the chance we have to be fully alive and to be of use to each other and the world. 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.

During the weekend, Mark 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. Topics will include "The Nature of Being Alive," "Making Sense of Our Experience," and "Saying Yes to Life." 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.

Bring a journal.

March 8th–10th, 2019
Friday 7–9:30 PM
Saturday 10:30–6:30 PM (Lunch Break 12:30–2 PM)
Sunday 1–4 PM

$350 for Friday–Sunday
$45 for Friday ONLY