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Circle of Trust Retreat: Autumn Harvest – Seeds & Sustenance

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Friday, October 20, 2017

Bishop Booth Conference Center - Burlington, VT

October 18-20, 2017
Wed. 5 pm to Fri. 2 pm

Bishop Booth Conference Center
Burlington, Vermont

Fee covers facilitation, room & board, and all materials.

Housing options include –
Double occupancy: $455
Single occupancy: $ 520
Commuter: $400 (includes meals, materials)

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Please register by Sunday Oct 1, 2017

Autumn in Vermont is a time of great beauty and preparation. The leaves blaze and descend, exposing bare limbs and wider vistas. Weather weaves a dance of warm-cold-wet-warm… It is time to savor what we are harvesting and what we are carrying into the dark month ahead. With the vista of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains as a backdrop, we will gather to explore the paradoxes of autumn: harvest and seeds, darkness and light. We invite you to bring your questions and quandaries as we explore the letting go and the letting in dance of the autumn in a Circle of Trust community.

A Circle of Trust Retreat:

The container of the retreat is based on the Center for Courage & Renewal’s Circle of Trust®, stemming from the work of Parker Palmer, a remarkable teacher and author (A Hidden Wholeness, Let Your Life Speak, Courage to Teach). It is facilitated by two nationally trained C&R facilitators, committed to the intention of reconnecting who we are with what we do.

The retreat will provide:

  • Space to nurture personal and professional integrity and the courage to act on it
  • Seasonal reflections to tap into the gifts of autumn
  • A focus on the art of open & honest questioning, developing receptive listening practices to expand your inner capacity to lead a more authentic, meaningful & engaged life.
  • Whole group, small group, and individual time to develop our intuition and inner wisdom
  • Practices to explore soul & role in light of our professional and personal lives
  • An opportunity to bring life questions to a Quaker style Clearness Committee

Meet Your Facilitators

Holly Photo 2012Holly Wilkinson is a Courage & Renewal Facilitator and Executive Director of WholeHeart Inc. Her experience includes international and higher education, women’s entrepreneurial training, and non-profit management. Creative expression and fostering circles of connection are important aspects of her work in the world.  Holly lives on a dead-end dirt road in Vermont, savoring earth, imagery and all that arrives.

Jim Sims is currently serving as a co-facilitator with Courage – Northern New England. He is also an independent music professional, co-director of The Center for Children at Worship, and a Courage & Renewal facilitator in the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire.


bishopsranc580About Our Venue

Located on the shores of Lake Champlain, the Bishop Booth Conference Center (BBCC) is a sanctuary and retreat center with wooded paths and perches that offer connection with silence and the natural world.

Registration Details

Fees: Cost of the retreat covers facilitation, room & board, and all materials.

Housing options include –
Double occupancy: $455
Single occupancy: $ 520
Commuter: $400

Registration: Register online. Registration deadline is Sunday October 1, 2017

Participation: Participation is limited to 20 individuals.  Early registration is encouraged.

Cancellations: We understand that life challenges emerge and changes happen. If you must cancel, you can receive a full refund minus a non-refundable deposit of $100 when you notify WholeHeart at least one month before the program begins. Other than exceptional emergencies, no refund will be given if we receive your cancellation less than one month before program start date.

Questions? Contact…
Holly Wilkinson 802-917-5677

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