Are you drawn to engaging with others across racial, generational, ethnic, gender, religious, and class differences? Do you yearn for a place to think openly in a supportive community? Do you desire to experience novel ways of being together in complex and divisive times? Are you called to join with others to counter the divisiveness and heal the suffering you see in the world?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then consider joining us for 4 days at Ghost Ranch about an hour from Sante Fe, NM to take the conversation about differences to the next level. This will be a space and time for courageous practice in daring to connect across our multiple differences and to renew our individual and collective spirit. We promise that this process will deepen your self-awareness, generate transformational change, and support mutual growth and awakening.
Individualism is prized in many societies. So is self-sufficiency. We believe that these ways of being are toxic for individuals, organizations, and communities. They lead to cultures of isolation and scarcity. We need more interconnected ways to be together. This gathering is to explore and support our capacity for a “we-space” that embraces and maximizes differences.
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Activities and dialogues we will engage in:
Systematically moving through different “levels of system” from Individual to the We
Amplifying and leaning into group differences present in the community
Experimenting with living and being together in “we-ness" (Love in action)
Embodied, mindful, and creative practices to feed the soul and renew the spirit
Pace of our time together work:
Structured and unstructured time
Intentional Personal reflection
Play & Fun
Time in nature
We start at 5pm on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 and end at 10am on Sunday, November 3, 2019
Location - Ghost Ranch, New Mexico Ghost Ranch is about an hour North from Santa Fe surrounded by landscape of vast vistas, table-topped mesas, tall cliffs, the Rio Chama bordered by huge old cottonwood trees, mountains in the distance and more beauty around every bend in the winding road. The Ranch is committed to spiritual development, peace and justice, honoring the environment and exploring family through the celebration of art, culture and nature.
The landscape of Ghost Ranch—made famous by painter Georgia O’Keeffe—encompasses 21,000 acres of towering rock walls, vivid colors and vast skies. “It is not a country of light on things,” said Georgia O’Keeffe. “It is a country of things in light.”
Accommodations There are various lodging options at Ghost Ranch that includes private and shared accommodation. We will share more logistical details upon registration, including how to book your lodging.
Cost We have a sliding scale of $300-$1,200 for participating in this Dare to Connect We-Lab. We are using a sliding scale to provide as many scholarships as we can for this experience. Please pay as high on the scale as is within your ability to pay to cover our baseline costs and support our ability to provide partial scholarships when needed. We believe that if you feel drawn to join this gathering, money should not be an obstacle. We will make these scholarships available based on need and on a first come first serve basis. Please email email@example.com for further information.
We would like as many people to participate as possible and we are intent on having a diverse group of participants for this gathering. As such, we will review each registration before making a final decision.