HALF A SHADE BRAVER: The Foundations of a Courageous, Everyday Life
Pacific Grove, California
January 20-22, 2017
with special guests, Owen and Micheal O'Suilleabhain
We think of courage as public acts of bravery—confronting opposing forces or challenging circumstances. But the linguistic origin of the word is couer, meaning heart. Courage is the measure of our heartfelt participation with life, others, community, and work. To be courageous is to seat our feelings deeply in the body and in the world, to live up to and into the unending vulnerabilities of the relationships and things we care deeply about. To be courageous is to stay close to the way we are made.
Through the revelations of poetry and the poetic tradition, David will guide us to look into the bold, courageous, vulnerable, and occasionally painful steps we can take to be half a shade braver in bringing our real identity out into the world.
This weekend event has become an annual touchstone - an opportunity to begin the year with many who have followed David's work for years, as well as meet new fellow travelers on life's pilgrim path. It is a time to acknowledge and celebrate where we have come as we turn toward a new year.
If you have questions, please contact Thomas Crocker at Many Rivers. 360-221-1324.
Please note: For off-site registration, please complete the form linked above, and return to Asilomar by December 31st.