Beyond Loss: Finding Wisdom, Meaning and Joy

Saturday, October 20  9:15 – 3:00

Loss shows up in our lives in so many ways — we lose loved ones, pets, physical abilities, mental acuity, jobs, relationships.  Loss is an inevitable element of the human condition.  As the years unfold, these losses can immobilize us and affect the quality of our lives.  This retreat is an opportunity to explore those losses, embrace them and find meaning.  It’s a day to create a new paradigm … one that finds the gifts of Spirit in the midst of loss.

Register by prior Friday  $60  Bring a journal, writing instrument., a sack lunch and comfortable clothes and shoes for walking outdoors. (Minimum 8, Maximum 20)

Carol Spangler, M.A., MPH, is experienced in leading spiritual direction groups and retreats and offers contemplative retreats at her home on Vashon Island.  She is a graduate of the Shalem Institute’s Spiritual Formation Program and the Anam Cara Project at the Sacred Art of Living Center in Bend, Oregon.  She is an active Hospice volunteer, a practicing Quaker and a spiritual companion.

Jane Fleming is a Hospice Chaplain and Grief Counselor with a Masters in Pastoral Ministry. Jane has spent the past 15 years in hospice work and is an experienced facilitator of bereavement groups For the past ten years, she has been at Providence Hospice of Seattle, providing support to patients, caregivers and volunteers. She holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree and enjoys work with metals as an avocation.

Call Carolyn at 360-438-2595 or email Carolyn by clicking here to register.  Mail one half of the registration ($30) as a deposit or mail the full amount to The Priory Spirituality Center, noting on your check that the payment is for Beyond Loss.