Navigating Life Changes: Finding My Way
A Courage & Renewal® Exploration
Begins: November 27th at 7pm Ends: December 1st at 2pm.
To find our way takes courage, an open heart and insight, especially in these confusing times. In a trustworthy guided process, we can help each other to rediscover our sense of direction.
This 4-night retreat is for you if you:
- Are longing for greater self-discovery;
- Are in the process of making a life decision and seeking guidance and inner wisdom;
- Enjoy integrating soulful self learning with poetry, meditation and awareness;
- Value the teaching of Parker J. Palmer and the Circle of Trust lineage;
- Yearn for a loving community and living with a whole heart: in greater alignment with true self.
The theme guiding this exploration of navigating life is ‘wayfinding’. Wayfinding is the traditional art of sailing the open ocean. Dan is grateful to share his learning over the past years with the wayfinding navigators that have taught him. Through practices that will include poetry, storytelling, visual images, journal writing, mindfulness, and large and small group work, we will be attentive to our lives, listening to our hearts and minds, and letting our personal narratives speak to us. The stories and imagery of wayfinding will guide us as we navigate the complex environment of a human life.Dan offers a quiet space for soulful growth and learning. We will have time to reflect, meditate, write, and safely consider what emerges from within ourselves. These ‘Circle of Trust’ practices were developed from centuries of community spiritual wisdom.
Dan guides retreats and workshops that have taken him around the world with thousands of people in many different organizations. He was mentored by the educator and social thinker Parker J. Palmer in the Circles of Trust lineage and is active in the collaboration of facilitators: The Center for Courage & Renewal.He shares a joy of sailing with his partner Robyn on their sailboat Anam Cara on Okanagan Lake, where they offer charter voyages in the summer months. Dan is also ordained as an Anglican priest and has also managed a zoo! As co-founder of the intentional community, RareBirds Housing Co-operative, he has a passion for environmental justice, exploring alternative living and a sustainable relationship to the land. He serves as an Ambassador for the Global Ecovillage Network and has been involved in political work, as well as running for office as a provincial candidate.
Dan’s understanding of his vocation: “I find myself at a crossroads between social activism and soulful awareness. My vocation is accompanying others to help realize their authentic self, heart and calling.”
You can learn more about Dan here: www.danhines.ca.
Please contact us to register or if you need more information for this retreat.