Mark Nepo is an acclaimed and beloved poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over thirty-five years. The New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awakening, he has been called "one of the finest spiritual guides of our time," "a consummate storyteller," and "an eloquent spiritual teacher." As a cancer survivor, Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. In leading spiritual retreats, in working with healing and medical communities, and in his teaching as a poet, Mark’s work is widely accessible and deeply inspiring. His many books have been translated into more than twenty languages.
Date: Thursday, October 24
Time: 7 - 8:30pm
Location: St. Edward’s University, Jones Auditorium
Cost: $50/$35 student and senior
The original notion of the word courage means to stand by one’s core. This workshop is an exploration into how to find our way to our core, to stand by our core, and to then sustain the practice of living from our core—to live out of our courage. To encourage means to impart strength and confidence, to inspire and hearten. So, the question unfolds: How do we encourage ourselves, each other, and the world? And just what does it mean to live a life of encouragement?
This workshop will be an invitation to be in relationship with deep and life-giving material that will introduce us to our own courage. Themes will include:
~ the wisdom of a broken heart
~ the call to endure and endear.
~ the courage to listen to your own life
~ the gift of vulnerability
~ the abiding commitment to respect your own and others’ journeys, and
~ the life skill of working with what we’re given.
No experience is required, just a Beginner’s Mind and Heart. Bring a Journal