Balancing Solitude and Community, September 7

Balancing Solitude and Community: A Day with Henri Nouwen
Facilitated by Paul W. Jacob (Jake)

Wednesday September 7th: $50 (Lunch is included)

Many people today, especially spiritual seekers, have a difficult time understanding how to balance solitude and community.  Yet, they each nourish and fulfill one another.  Utilizing the work and thoughts of Henri Nouwen, we will delve deeply into these two vital spiritual areas and begin to harmonize them into one centered way of being.

Call 607.243.8212 or email Cobblestone Springs to register.

Retreat Schedule

Session 1 – 9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Contemplative Exercise – 11:30 – Noon
Lunch – Noon – 1 P.M.
Session 2 – 1 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Photo of Henri Nouwen, by Frank Hamilton, CC BY-SA 3.0

Henri Nouwen (1932-1996) was a Dutch priest ordained in 1957. His studies in psychology led him to integrate spiritual ministry with modern psychology and engage in social and political movements, including Civil Rights. He later was a professor at Yale and Harvard Universities. He was the author of 39 books and hundreds of articles, which continue to provide popular spiritual guidance.

“I wanted to know how we could integrate the life of Christ in our daily concerns. I was always trying to articulate what I was dealing with. I thought that if it was very deep, it might also be something other people were struggling with. It was based on the idea that what is most personal might be the more universal.”

Facilitator: Paul W. Jacob (Jake) is a writer, teacher, contemplative guide, and mystic. He leads spiritual/contemplative retreats at centers throughout North America and facilitates various ongoing spiritual formation groups for serious seekers. Jake has also worked as a professor for various colleges teaching courses on World Religions, Creative Writing, Journalism and Spiritual Literature. He has had several books published by presses in the United States and Canada, including Blue Collar Nomad, Nomadic Devotion and Falling onto the Ground. He and his wife Jess are in residence at Cobblestone throughout September 2022.
Programs by Paul Jacob.

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