The Pilgrim Way

Setting the Direction for a Future Life
Presenting Faculty
Event dates
Mar 8, 2013 to Mar 9, 2013
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March 8 Night Lecture 6:30-8:30pm

March 9 9:30am-5:00pm

Tuition Cost

Friday Night Lecture only is $25.00

Regular Registration is $295.00


St. Stephen's Church
67 Anson Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Join us for a weekend with David Whyte looking at the great questions of human life through the eyes of the pilgrim: someone passing through relatively quickly, someone looking for the biggest context they can find or imagine, someone dependent on friendship, hospitality and help from friends and strangers alike, someone who has to ask for visible and invisible help; someone for whom the nature of the destination changes step by step as the end of the path approaches, and someone subject to the vagaries of wind and weather along the way. A pilgrim is someone up for adventure and good company.

One of the central themes of the weekend will be internal resilience, the necessity for following a certain star not seen or perceived by anyone else, an internal migration, a path running parallel to the outer road keeping any outward journey in the world relevant and true. We will look at the necessity for hardiness, for shelter, for risk, for companionship, for vulnerability; for creating a more beautiful mind and the absolute need to ask for help at transition points combined with an ability to recognize when it is being offered and the humor, humility and open hands necessary to receive it.

David, carrying the bardic spirit so brilliantly, will use his poetry and others to craft a deeper conversation that goes to the hub of life, to the central core, and out of that we find authenticity and meaning for our own lives and our current situations.  Evaluations of his work with us is consistently excellent with people telling us that he touches such a deep core in themselves, out of which they draw insight and meaning.  We always have a remarkable experience with him!

He will speak, recite, and converse.  He will also give time for participants to reflect and write in their journals and share, too.  There will be dialogue with the audience and plenty of time for questions and answers.

Learn more about David's work:
David Whyte TedTalk