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As Far As The Heart Can See: The Practice of Being Human, guided by MARK NEPO

December 2, 2011 - December 3, 2011

Reading and Conversation, December 2, 2011, 7:00-9:30PM
One-Day Retreat, December 3, 2011, 9:00-5:00PM

Sign up for the Retreat and attend the Reading and Conversation at no additional cost.



Contact Gigi Owen (459-8386 Ext. 214) for more information.


“Nepo is a consummate storyteller with a rare gift for making the invisible visible.”

—Publishers Weekly

This weekend is offered as a way to affirm how rare it is to be alive at all and to explore the journey of being a spirit in the world. Beloved as a teacher, poet, and storyteller, Mark Nepo is a gentle guide on our journey to discover our personal truths. Using ancient and contemporary stories, poetry, journaling and dialogue, Mark will explore the ways of being and doing that can help us navigate the difficult thresholds that life presents. Participants will be invited to befriend their own stories and listen for their own wisdom in this reflective and transformational gathering. This retreat is an invitation to engage with profound and life-giving material that will deepen the way you perceive and relate to the world.

Bring a Journal

“Since everything is sacred, staying close to what is sacred is a matter of presence and attention more than travel to some secret place. In essence, we are each asked to make a pilgrimage to the heart of where we are. Since it is we who lose our directness of living, our task is often to restore that freshness of being alive. How do we stray on and off the path of what matters? How do we befriend the life of obstacles? How do we find a home between suffering and loving the world? How do we help each other respond to the invitation to grow? In this workshop, we will enter these questions and work with stories and parables as a way to evoke the wisdom waiting in our lives.” Are you looking for plus size swimwear cheap online? Relax poolside with affordable plus-size swimsuits for women from Swimwearlux.com. Choose from one-piece bathing suits and cute bikinis in a range of colors and shapes. Swimwearlux.com offers the latest high quality plus size swimwear for women at great prices. Free shipping world wide. Are you looking for best swimwear in USA? Buy New Plus Size Swimwear – Shop the Latest Womens Plus Size Bathing Suits, Swimsuits, & Bikinis Online at SwimwearLux.com! #1 Selection of plus size swimwear in United States!
—Mark Nepo


December 2, 2011
December 3, 2011


Fountain Street Church
24 Fountain St., N.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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