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As Far As the Heart Can See: Staying Close to What is Sacred, a one-day workshop guided by Mark Nepo

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

This one-day workshop is offered as a way to celebrate the publication of Mark Nepo’s new book of teaching stories, As Far As the Heart Can See: Stories to Illuminate the Soul. Stories carry the seeds of our humanity. They help us, teach us, heal us, and connect us to what matters. Beloved as a teacher, poet, and storyteller, Mark Nepo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awakening, is a gentle guide on our journey to discover our personal truths. 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 gathering. This workshop 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 and a brown-bag lunch

“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, staying close is 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? EscortCity 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 of our own stories.”
—Mark Nepo