Storying our lives: exploring our past and present through the lens of story
A retreat in a day led by Pádraig Ó Tuama and Simon Harger-Forde and hosted by the Auckland Spiritual Community in collaboration with the Corrymeela Community.
This retreat is open to those of all faiths, and those of none. While our venue is part of a particular faith tradition, the retreat will welcome people of all genders, sexualities, cultures and faith traditions. All are very welcome.
This retreat day will be a valuable way to enter fully into 2019, and a remarkable opportunity to spend time with renowned storyteller, poet and reconcilliation leader Pádraig Ó Tuama, joining us from Ireland. Through a mix of reflective and practical experiences, Pádraig and Simon will guide us to reflect on the stories that inform us and the world around us. We will consider what stories are valuable and serve us well, and those that do not. We will explore how those stories have informed who we are today, and consider ways to retell stories in new ways; let some stories go; and strengthen others.
What to expect
This day will be an encounter with others who share a commitment to understand the world and its stories with significance and depth. It will also be a special day of commitment to yourself. In taking a day out to nourish yourself, you will feed your spirit and wellbeing.
The day will be a mix of styles including listening and teaching time, quiet reflective time (some in silence), and small group discussion and listening time. This will all be assisted with healthy, delicious food and the beautiful environment at St Francis Retreat Centre.