Victoria Loorz, one of the cofounders of the Wild Church Network, is offering a daylong online retreat with BTS Center: Wild Spirituality: Restoring the Great Conversation.
Intimate, sacred relationship with the more-than-human-others in our eco-regions is foundational to the practice of Wild Church. Victoria's new book (launching October 5, 2021), Church of the Wild: How Nature Invites Us into the Sacred, explores this relationship and offers a deep dive look into her story of how wild church can be lived on a personal and collective experience.
Once upon a time, our ancestors knew they were intimately connected to the land. Some of our contemporaries still know this. And some of us have forgotten... that the hawks and soil and thunder and oak trees are kindred spirits with whom we live together in sacred relationship.
Earth groans for our full re-engagement as participants in what Thich Nhat Hanh called the web of interbeing. As the systems of our culture and planet are unraveling, this moment in time is a call to remember that we belong to an inter-connecting web of life, a love story of relationship with an animate and alive world.
In this one day eco-spiritual retreat, you will reflect on the role that wilderness played in the ancient stories of our religious traditions. You'll be invited to wonder about the role of wild beings in your own spiritual development as you wander in wildish places near your home. And as you develop spiritual practices to reconnect with the Sacred through the natural world, you may discover your own deeper, more connected role in the Great Turning.
Listen for the alluring call of the sacred wild beckoning you to participate more fully in the holy conversation between all things.
Register through BTS Center (full scholarships available).
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