Kintsugi Breaking and Mending ~ Where Grief, Gratitude and Beauty Coexist ~ Upcoming Ceremonial Retreats in Fall 2020
Come join us on the land for this unique retreat and ceremony where we will use and honor the arts of Kintsugi and SoulCollage(r) as metaphors to explore the brokenness that lives in ourselves and in our Mother Earth, to acknowledge and honor our grief and find the beauty and gratitude that resides there. As we begin to emerge from the liminal space of The Great Pause, we will say goodbye to what was and set our hopes and prayers on what will be.
Kintsugi (“golden joinery”) is an ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. As a philosophy, Kintsugi treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. It encompasses a philosophy of living, of finding beauty within the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting the natural cycles of growth and decay.
SoulCollage(r) is a process of using visual imagery to consult our deepest knowing, calling upon energies within and outside ourselves for wisdom and strength.
Many of us are living with broken hearts, especially after the unprecedented tragedies that have occurred over the last few months. We accumulate grief and carry it with us, often unseen and unexpressed. But grief can be a storehouse of power, a way to reconnect with how we love and honor what came before. Grief can help us find the beauty in our brokenness, while opening us to loving more and being of service in the world.
Come share in daily councils, time in a hands-on ceremonial art processes, reflective solo time on the land, writing, deep listening and storytelling to honor the place in you where grief, gratitude and beauty coexist, and to find your way back to faith and resilience.
One Day Kintsugi Ceremony
Saturday, August 15, 2020, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wholistic Life Renewal Center, Sebastopol, CA
In this outdoor workshop, we honor the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. Kintsugi ("golden joinery") offers a metaphor for the brokenness within ourselves and Mother Earth. By treating breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise, this ceremony honors our grief and helps us peacefully accept the natural cycle of growth and decay. Join me and co-guide Susan Hagen as we break and mend Kintsugi bowls and write about this deep, transforming experience. Retreat fee of $175 includes Kintsugi bowls and supplies. Register here.
3 Day Kintsugi and SoulCollge(r) Ceremony and Retreat
Friday 12:00 noon through Sunday 1:30 pm
August 21-23, 2020
Camping on the Riddell Preserve, Dry Creek Valley, near Healdsburg, California
I am partnering with Deborah Greene-Jacobi of EarthWays LLC,wilderness rites of passage guide, for this potentially life-changing retreat that echoes the phases of the Vision Quest: Severance, Threshold, and Incorporation.
Retreat fee of $375 includes camping fees, dinner on Friday night, Kintsugi bowls and all art supplies. Register here
Thursday evening through Sunday noon
October 15-18, 2020
Breitenbush Hot Springs Resort, Detroit, OR - Women's Week
I am partnering with Anne Stine, of Wilderness Rites, ecotherapist, mentor, consultant, and wilderness rites of passage guide for this potentially life-changing retreat that echoes the phases of the Vision Quest: Severance, Threshold, and Incorporation.