MARK NEPO OFFERS YEARLONG JOURNEY IN 2019-2020

Please make your reservations early as space is limited. This course is for people who are new to the yearlong journey. Registration for a continuing yearlong course will be offered for those interested in August 2019.

 

THE ONE LIFE WE’RE GIVEN:
FINDING THE WISDOM THAT WAITS IN YOUR HEART

A YEARLONG JOURNEY FOR 2019-2020
GUIDED BY MARK NEPO

MARCH 29-31, 2019
JULY 19-21, 2019
OCT 4-6, 2019
MARCH 13-15, 2020

FRI. 6:00-9:00 P.M., SAT. 9:30-5:30 P.M., SUN. 1:00-4:00 P.M.

COST: $1850

Meeting at Peoples Church, 1758 10th St N, Kalamazoo, MI, 49009
Closest Airports: Kalamazoo (15 minutes away) and Grand Rapids (45 minutes away)

 

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Those who wake are the students.
Those who stay awake are the teachers.
—Mark Nepo

 

MARK NEPO moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. Beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller,” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher.” His work is widely accessible and used by many and his books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

Mark will offer a yearlong journey over four weekends, weaving themes from his new book, The One Life We’re Given, and his #1 New York Times bestseller, The Book of Awakening.

This journey offers a chance to work with Mark in a smaller group setting as a way to deepen your own path over a year of your life. The course experience will explore the practice of being human as an applied art of spirit while unfolding the archetypal dynamics we all encounter in our struggles to engage our full humanity.

The sections of Mark’s new book point to how we might truly inhabit the one life we’re given: by getting closer to life, loving what we do, finding what can last, and by being kind and useful. These four inner practices shape the theme of each weekend.

Using ancient and contemporary stories, poetry, journaling, and dialogue, Mark invites participants to befriend their own stories and listen for their own wisdom in this reflective and transformational journey. This course is an invitation to engage with profound and life-giving material that will deepen the way you perceive and relate to the world.

On a personal level, staying awake is not something we can manipulate, but only live into. Each of us is born instinctively awake and yet it takes courage to stay awake, to remember that all we encounter is real. As such, staying awake is a timeless practice we must ultimately enter alone, but one we can enliven together. The journey back to wakefulness is an invitation each day to delve into what it means to be alive.

From inside this aliveness, it seems the point of experience is not to escape life but to live it. Mysteriously, truth is a secret hidden in the days until opened by our experience. For at the center of our experience, each of us holds an aspect of wisdom waiting to be discovered, and everything we meet, if faced and held, reveals a part of that wisdom to us. Each of us has a language of truth in our heart that only living our life can give voice to. And being a spirit in the world centers on how we meet the life of experience that no one can escape. In this, life is the master and we remain the student.

Bring a Journal.

I’m excited to be offering another yearlong journey. It is my hope that through our time together, you will personalize the practice of being human, so you can live closer to your core. It is my aim, through our company, that you will discover the inner resources and outer skills to stand more deeply in your life and better know your heart. It is my commitment that this journey into authenticity and listening will enhance your ability to integrate who you are with what you do in the world. My goal is that you will leave more whole, with a more enlivened sense of what it means to be a spirit in the world.
—Mark Nepo

 


THE ONE LIFE WE’RE GIVEN:
FINDING THE WISDOM THAT WAITS IN YOUR HEART

A YEARLONG JOURNEY FOR 2019-2020
GUIDED BY MARK NEPO

MARCH 29-31, 2019
JULY 19-21, 2019
OCT 4-6, 2019
MARCH 13-15, 2020

FRI. 6:00-9:00 P.M., SAT. 9:30-5:30 P.M., SUN. 1:00-4:00 P.M.

COST: $1850

 

PAY VIA PAYPAL:

 

PAY VIA AUTHORIZE.NET

Meeting at Peoples Church, 1758 10th St N, Kalamazoo, MI, 49009
Closest Airports: Kalamazoo (15 minutes away) and Grand Rapids (45 minutes away)


 

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 30 STUDENTS.

IF THE COURSE IS FULL, PLEASE ADD YOURSELF TO THE WAIT LIST BY EMAILING BROOKE WARNER AND YOU WILL BE CONTACTED IF SPACE OPENS UP.

CANCELLATION POLICY: NO REFUND WITHIN 90 DAYS OF WHEN THE COURSE BEGINS, AND HALF REFUND IF FOUR MONTHS BEFORE THE COURSE BEGINS.

 

DETAILS FOR YOUR STAY IN KALAMAZOO

The course does not include lodging or food. Here’s some information about local places to stay and eat.

Places to Stay in Kalamazoo

https://www.tripadvisor.com/SmartDeals-g42354-Kalamazoo_Kalamazoo_County_Michigan-Hotel-Deals.html

http://www.transformationscenter.org

 

Food Places

We will break for 90 minutes Saturday for lunch. Here are some nearby places for breakfast, lunch, coffee and dinner:

Locally owned, near our meeting place:

Locally owned, downtown or near downtown:

Chains Nearby:

  • Starbucks, 5370 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 276-9819,www.starbucks.com
  • Biggby, 4560 West Main.
  • Panera 5119 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 342-1222,www.panerabread.com
  • Applebees, 5330 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 382-4448,www.applebees.com
  • Hardings Supermarket, 5161 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI, (269) 381-0244.  Good for organic veges and other grocery needs.
  • Meijer’s Supermarket.  This is on the corner of West Main (which is M43) and 9th street.  Grocery store, produce, pharmacy, and like Walmart, but more upscale ( a little) and was born in west Michigan. You know, aspirin, tires, clothes, pots and pans; that sort of thing.

 

For others, see:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g42354-Kalamazoo_Kalamazoo_County_Michigan.html

We like Food Dance, Cosmo’s, Oakwood Bistro, Epic Bistro, Tap House, Martell’s (nice view of a small pond), Latitude 42 to name a few.

 

Beer and Wine

Kalamazoo is a big craft, micro-brew, etc. beer town.  So many we can’t keep up anymore, but the most famous and oldest is Bell’s Beer. See this website, and pay attention to the Kalamazoo sites. http://www.beeradvocate.com/place/city/43/.

Tiffany’s is also a good place for wine, cheese, etc.  http://www.aatiffany.com/