Men’s Summer Retreat
August 13 – 17 (Monday-Friday)
With Endel Kallas
Tuition: $150, not including meals and lodging
Returning to Self Through Relationship with Others – Traditional and Emergent Men’s Work Themes Explored and Renewed.
At the center of this men’s summer retreat, we continue to remember the inclusive wholeness of self and community radiating and drawing us together from deep within the core mysteries of nature. Removed now from the stark depths of winter we gather in the height of a verdant and abundant northern summer at the Christine Center to share each other’s wisdom and experience journeying, connecting in nature, music, ceremony, writing, and reflection around teachings and council circles.
Planned topics range from the nature mysteries and our quest for belonging to our place in current conversations such as “Me Too.” On the way, we will consider the common underpinnings of all separation evident in “othering” as inherent to concerns like sexism, racism, ageism, and more. The nature and role of true self and soul will include visiting transformational work themes such as grief, anger, rage, pain, and working through shadow.
Our most critical element remains you and your participation as co-creators with an eager willingness to be usable in the formation of something centered yet greater than ourselves. An intentional aim has been to invite leaders of other conversations and circles into the Christine Center men’s experience. Guest biographies are included in the retreat resource materials. Please continue to check the web site for updates and additions as our time together approaches.
Please consider the call to gather by joining other men in community for part or all of this week day retreat.
About Endel Kallas
Endel entered into men’s work with his Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP) in 2009 at Sandstone Minnesota and is an inaugural graduate of the CAC/Rohr Institute’s Living School for Action and Contemplation.
He brings a unique emergent perspective to retreat facilitation while seeking a holistic approach to compassionate activism and inclusive environmental education in his pursuits.
Drawing across a number of disciplines, he is a creative practitioner of Integral Knowledge Management who has applied collaborative practices to build personal and organizational capacity. His recent service includes initiatives aimed at narrowing the knowledge gap across diverse learning styles.
His interest in partnering with the Christine Center reflects a “second half of life” effort to realize a life-long pursuit seeking to integrate the natural sciences, humanities, and the social sciences through spiritual practice.
His intention in this retreat is to share developing and evolving an ever more expansive awareness of an emergent and inspired consciousness while building local and extended community.
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