2023-2024 Yearlong Journey: Staying Awake

MARK NEPO OFFERS A YEARLONG JOURNEY IN 2023-2024

Please make your reservations early as space is limited to 16 students.

 

STAYING AWAKE: THE ORDINARY ART: A YEARLONG JOURNEY FOR 2023-2024

GUIDED BY MARK NEPO

 

FOUR WEEKENDS
June 9-11, 2023
Oct 6-8, 2023
March 1-3, 2024
July 12-14, 2024

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

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 16 STUDENTS.

COST: $1950.




 

 

To have any chance of knowing joy,

we must love everything in the way.

—MN

 

I am excited to offer a yearlong journey over four weekends for those interested in a longer, more intimate experience. I am weaving themes from several of my books including, The Book of Soul, Drinking from the River of Light, More Together Than Alone, Things That Join the Sea and the Sky, The One Life We’re Given, The Way Under the Way, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, and The Book of Awakening.

This journey will create a chance to work in a smaller group setting as a way to deepen your own path over a year of your life. The aim will be to engender a live and safe space in which we can compare notes on what it means to be alive. The group will explore the lifelong process of listening, reflecting, and expressing, and on how bearing witness to the truth of living reveals the mysteries of life.

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.

It is my hope that through our time together, you will continue to 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

 

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EVENT: STAYING AWAKE: THE ORDINARY ART, A YEARLONG JOURNEY, GUIDED BY MARK NEPO

START: MARCH 31, 2023, END: MARCH 3, 2024

COST: $1950.

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 16 STUDENTS.

 




 

FOUR WEEKENDS
June 9-11, 2023
Oct 6-8, 2023
March 1-3, 2024
July 12-14, 2024

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

Meeting at Peoples Church, 1758 10th St N, Kalamazoo, MI, 49009

 




 

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 16 STUDENTS.

IF THE COURSE IS FULL, PLEASE ADD YOURSELF TO THE WAIT LIST BY EMAILING BROOKE WARNER (brooke@threeintentions.com) 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.

CLOSEST AIRPORTS: KALAMAZOO (15 minutes away) and GRAND RAPIDS (45 minutes away).

 

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.

Closest Place to Stay in Kalamazoo

Holiday Inn Express, 1315 Westgate Dr, Kalamazoo, MI, 1-877-410-6667 (very close to where we will meet)

https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/kalamazoo/azoes/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=YextLocal-_-EX-_-US-_-AZOES

 

Others Places to Stay in Kalamazoo

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

 

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,starbucks.com
  • Biggby, 4560 West Main.
  • Panera 5119 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 342-1222,panerabread.com
  • Applebees, 5330 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 382-4448,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 9thGrocery 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, 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 (different than the breakfast restaurant) is also a good place for wine, cheese, etc.  http://www.aatiffany.com/