Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Adversity
A 3-day retreat with Mark Nepo

This event features Mark’s new book to be released in September of 2022! Copies will be available at Harmony Hill.

We live in a turbulent time. Storms are everywhere, of every size and shape. And like every generation before us, like every soul’s journey on Earth, we must learn the art of surviving storms, so we can help each other endure. Based on his new book, spiritual teacher and poet, Mark Nepo, will explore the art and practice of finding the strength to meet adversity by using the timeless teachings of the heart.

In truth, we are engaged in heartwork every second of every day. The more we accept the heart as our teacher, the more we are transformed by the obstacles we face into fully realized human beings. The reason heartwork is so important is that, as a tree needs to deepen its roots and widen its trunk to endure the force of unexpected storms, we need to know our true self so we can deepen our roots and solidify our connection to all Spirit and all life. Then, we, too, can endure the force of unexpected storms. This is especially relevant now, as we need to recover from the strident isolation and stubbornness of view that entangles us today.

To make our way through adversity requires an inner exploration we each must map for ourselves, though there are common passages along the way. Though our particular paths will vary, the ways we endure the storms we are given are timeless and the same. Once the rubble clears, we, like those before us, are inevitably called to build the world one more time, admitting that we need each other.

Bring a journal.

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Tuition Options:

Full packages includes program, meals, and overnight accommodations.

Private Rooms: $800 (SOLD OUT)
Shared Rooms for two: $700 per person (SOLD OUT)

Commuter package includes program, dinner – day 1 only, lunches – days 2 and 3 and no overnight accommodations.

Commuter Rate: $450 (SOLD OUT)

Our Cancelation Policy

Cancellations 30 days or more prior to the event can receive a 100% refund. Cancellations 14-29 days prior to the event can receive a 50% refund. Cancellations less than two weeks prior to the event are non-refundable. All tuitions can be converted to a donation or transferred to another person at any time.

What others are saying about Mark Nepo

Mark Nepo is a Great Soul. His resonant heart—his frank and astonishing voice—befriend us mightily on this mysterious trail. —Naomi Shihab Nye, author of You and Yours, 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East, and Red Suitcase

Mark Nepo is one of the finest spiritual guides of our time. —Parker J. Palmer, author of A Hidden Wholeness and The Courage to Teach

Mark Nepo joins a long tradition of truth-seeking, wild-hearted poets—Rumi, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Mary Oliver—and deserves a place in the center of the circle with them. —Elizabeth Lesser, Cofounder, Omega Institute, author of Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow

Nepo is a consummate storyteller with a rare gift for making the invisible visible. —Publishers Weekly

October 28 @ 4:00 PM — October 30 @ 1:00 PM
4:00 pm — 1:00 pm (45h)

Harmony Hill Retreat Center

Mark Nepo