Heartwork- Being a Spirit in the World

Presenting Faculty
Event dates
Sep 15, 2017 to Sep 17, 2017
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Friday Night Lecture - 6:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday program- 9:30am-5:00pm
Sunday program- 9:30am-12:30pm

Tuition Cost

Friday Night Lecture- $25.00 in advance / $35.00 day of the event
Full Retreat (including Friday)-  $295

Non-refundable 3% fee on all credit card registrations


CEU certificates available upon request


Lance Hall
150 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401


This weekend retreat is based on the upcoming publication of Mark’s new book, Things That Join the Sea and the Sky: Field Notes on Living (Nov 2017). In this book, the acclaimed poet-teacher shares bare and honest reflections drawn from his lifelong journals. This thematic non-fiction reader is comprised of 160 entries gathered over the last fifteen years. At the end of the book, Mark shares an essay about the nature and gift of journaling, followed by journaling guidelines, and 100 journal questions to work with.All to encourage the reader to engage in their own conversation with the Universe through the art of journaling. 

Those who wake are the students.
Those who stay awake are the teachers.
How we take turns.

In this retreat, Mark will explore the heartwork required to inhabit our lives by engaging our ongoing relationships to self, other, work, community and Source. The integrity of our heartwork depends on integrating who we are with what we do. Regardless of the service we’re called to, the central questions have always been: How will we inhabit our time on Earth? How can we live fully in the face of death? And how can we love fully in the face of life? This of course leads to other questions: How will we know and be known? How do we hold each other as we tumble along in the story of our lives? How will we care for each other in the face of crisis?  

Read Mark's thoughts about Charlottesville and the state of our world by Clicking Here.

 “I have come to believe that we can only discover the capacity and meaning of our time on Earth in the context of our struggles, in how we face and inhabit the challenges life presents to us. In this, living together is an applied art of Spirit, one that we can enliven together. For only when we hold each other’s pain, can we knit together into a net that catches truth.  Only when we dare to let life move through us, though we don’t know what it means, can we enter the temple that is the world.”

—Mark Nepo

Mark has prepared a message for you, check it out.

Please watch this video of Mark Nepo appearing on 3-Minute Storyteller about his book The One Life We're Given.