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The One Life We’re Given: Finding the Wisdom that Waits in Your Heart W/ Mark Nepo
November 19 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
One event on November 19, 2022 at 9:30 am
The One Life We’re Given: Finding the Wisdom that Waits in Your Heart
The Shallowford Family Counseling Center and friends of our local community welcomes one of Oprah’s favorites… bestselling author, poet, and philosopher, Mark Nepo, in person for a weekend-long retreat and more!
(Event #1) – Two-Day Retreat: Inspired by Mark Nepo’s books, this retreat will explore how we might truly inhabit the one life we’re given: by getting closer to life, loving what you do, finding what can last, and by being kind and useful. Drawn from his years of teaching, Nepo explores how our hard work and authenticity ready us for meaning and grace. Using ancient and contemporary stories, poetry, journaling, and dialogue, he unfolds how our sincerity and labor help us to survive and thrive.
DATE: Friday, November 18 & Saturday, November 19, 2022
TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
COST: $100 for Early Registration (ends September 30th); $150 full registration.
(Event #2) – Mark Nepo LIVE : We hope you’ll join us as Mark Nepo, bestselling author and poet, gives voice to poetry as a way to enliven what’s true, beautiful and good in us. During this event, Mark will share stories, answer any of your questions, and read poetry. A book signing immediately following the event. Mark’s book will be available for purchase.
DATE: Saturday, November 19, 2022
TIME: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
COST: FREE and open to the public
(Event #3) – Mark Nepo LIVE & Worship Service: We will start the morning with time of “poetic inquiry” enlivened by one of the finest spiritual teachers of our times. Through poetry and story, Mark Nepo will inspire us as we wonder together how genuine care erases the walls we keep building between us…how a life of meaning and love unfolds through adversity.
Following the Q&A, you’re invited to attend Shallowford Presbyterian Church’s worship service where Mark offer a meditation entitled, “Heart Work: Being a Spirit in the World.” In this talk, Mark will explore how a life of meaning and love unfolds through adversity, how love awakens everything, and how care erases the walls we keep building between us.
DATE: Sunday, November 20, 2022
TIME: 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
COST: Free and open to the public
This event located at Shallowford Presbyterian Church 2375 Shallowford Road Atlanta, GA 30345
Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore will be on site during the events with a selection of Marks books available for purchase.
Books are available for pre-order from Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore at: https://phoenixanddragonbookstore.square.site/