The Journey Series

A Retreat Led by clinical psychologist Dr. John Allin

Tools for the Journey:  Expanding Awareness through Meditation and Mottos

Saturday, May 11th, 2024
St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral
305 E Capitol St.
Jackson, MS

$50 registration includes lunch


In his writing, the Celtic poet, John O’Donohue, warns us that “While we seem to have progressed to become experts in so many things—multiplying and acquiring stuff we neither need nor truly want—we have unlearned the grace of presence and belonging.”   He goes on to advise, ”With the demise of religion, many people are left stranded in a chasm of emptiness and doubt; without rituals to recognize, celebrate, or negotiate the vital thresholds of people’s lives. The key crossings pass by, undistinguished from the mundane, everyday rituals of life… If we approach our decisive thresholds with reverence and attention, the crossing will bring us more than we could ever have hoped for."  (To Bless the Space Between Us, O’Donohue, 2008).

 This notion of approaching decisive thresholds with reverence and attention is the theme of the upcoming Journey Series session to be held on May 11th at the Cathedral of St. Andrew from 9:00am to 3:00pm.  Tools for the Journey: Expanding Awareness through Meditation and Mottos will present five essential messages, based on clinical psychologist, Dr. John Allin’s professional musings about healthy and purposeful living, accompanied by compelling stories, participants’ reflections, and intermittent meditations, music, and silence. Storytellers include: Dr. Dan Woodliff, Dr. Bob Blacklock, Dr. Keith Mansel, and Rev. Buddy Stallings. Bring a journal and pen.

Join us for this day of retreat and refreshment to learn how a simple motto can prompt an expanded awareness for everyday thresholds. You can register using the form on this page.

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