Public Programs & Outreach

Moving Mindfully into the New Year

Sunday, December 27, 2020 | 2:00pm

So much of any year is flammable . . . When there was something and suddenly isn’t, an absence shouts, celebrates, leaves a space. Naomi Shihab Nye from Burning the Old Year

2020 has been a year unlike any other and many of us are looking forward to turning the page to a new year. But as poet Naomi Shihab Nye points out, in letting go we create space for noticing and welcoming, grieving and celebration.  Join us for this a half day retreat as we explore ways to take stock of the old year while looking forward to the new. Guided meditations, individual reflections and shared ritual invite us to remember and release 2020 and set our intentions for 2021. A Zoom link and password along with any relevant materials for the program will be sent to you before the program.

Dr. Terri Lynn Simpson is a writer, retreat leader, and the coordinator for the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage at Washington National Cathedral. Celtic spirituality is her path and inviting people into thin places where they may share their stories and experience the presence of the Holy is her work. Grounded in the three-fold practices of prayer, pilgrimage, and poetry, she weaves strands of these Celtic influences into the retreats, pilgrimages and workshops she leads in the US the UK. Terri Lynn has a graduate degree in theology and a doctorate in Spirituality and Story.

Advanced registration is required; registration closes at 5 pm EDT on December 26

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    • December 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm