Mark Nepo

The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have
Presenting Faculty
Event dates
May 11, 2012 to May 13, 2012
registration unavailable

Friday evening Reading/Conversation: 6:30 - 8:00PM

Weekend Retreat:  Saturday 9:30AM-5PM, Sunday 9:30AM-12:30PM (includes Friday evening Reading/Conversation)

Tuition Cost

Friday evening Reading/Conversation:  $25 in advance, $35 day of event/at door

Weekend Workshop(included Friday evening Reading/Conversation):  $250 Early Registration by March 30, 2012, $295 thereafter

This retreat is based on Mark’s New York Times #1 bestseller The Book of Awakening, which Oprah Winfrey chose as one of her “Ultimate Favorite Things.” The book has been translated into more than twenty languages. Beloved as a teacher, poet, and storyteller, Mark is a gentle guide on our journey to discover our personal truths.

The retreat will explore our ongoing need to stay vital and in love with this life, no matter the hardships we encounter. It is an invitation to personalize the common and unrepeatable journey we all encounter in being human. Topics will include “Being Kind,” “Meeting the World,” “The Stones in the Way,” “The Need to Continue,” “To Know Someone Deeply,” “The Pain of Becoming,” “The Magic of Peace,” and “Facing Sacred Moments.” Using ancient and contemporary stories, poetry, journaling, and dialogue, Mark will invite participants 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.

Mark Nepo is a Great Soul. His resonant heart—his frank and astonishing voice—befriend us mightily on this mysterious trail.
—Naomi Shihab Nye, author of You and Yours, 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East, and Red Suitcase

Mark Nepo is one of the finest spiritual guides of our time.
—Parker J. Palmer, author of A Hidden Wholeness and The Courage to Teach

Mark Nepo is . . . an insightful religious thinker and a decidedly credible voice of contemporary spirituality… an eloquent spiritual teacher.
—Herbert Mason, Professor of History and Religious Thought, Boston University, translator of Gilgamesh, A Verse Narrative