CHARTRES PILGRIMAGE WITH ROGER HOUSDEN AND LAUREN ARTRESS MONDAY SEPT.9TH. TO FRIDAY SEPT 13TH. 2013
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CARING FOR THE SOUL IN A CHANGING WORLD
How can the challenges and opportunities of our daily life serve to deepen our faith in the wisdom of our own soul? Through poetry, personal reflection and writing exercises we shall explore this question in four daily sessions in the shadow of the glorious Cathedral of Chartres in France. The purpose of our time together is to affirm the value of our own inner authority.
LODGING AND REGISTRATION
We stay in the Maison St. Yves, a beautiful former convent just fifty metres from the cathedral. A single room at the Maison St.Yves costs approximately $552 for a six night stay including breakfast. For full details of the pilgrimage, please email email@example.com to be one of the first to receive the registration link when it opens. email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 707 283 0373 Website: www.veriditas.org/chartres
Roger Housden is the author of twenty books on poetry, art and travel. His first book to be published in the United States was Sacred Journeys in a Modern World (Simon and Schuster, 1998.) His other books include the best-selling Ten Poems series which began in 2001 with Ten Poems to Change Your Life and ended in 2011 with Ten Poems to Say Goodbye; Travels Through Sacred India, and Seven Sins For a Life Worth Living. All his books, whatever the subject, share a common aim: to inspire us to explore how we may live our most authentic life. His upcoming book, Keeping the Faith Without a Religion, will be published by Sounds True in March 2014. Roger is from the UK and now lives in the Bay Area. He runs classes in Writing as Soul-Making locally, and works with individuals on skype. For more information see www.rogerhousden.com
The two and a half hour daily sessions with Roger are a seminal part of a four day retreat in Chartres which also includes an introduction and walking of the ancient labyrinth with Lauren Artress, who is responsible for re-introducing the labyrinth back into Western culture as a means of spiritual awakening and contemplation. The retreat includes a private ritual after Cathedral hours in which we progress first through the crypt, which will be marked by thousands of candles, and where you will encounter the revered Black Madonna. We then continue on into the main body of the cathedral, where we walk the labyrinth together. The retreat includes small group discussions, the morning seminars with Roger, an opening reception and a closing dinner.