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Thin Places A Circle of Trust® for Finding the Courage to Live in a Divided World

Monday, March 19, 2018 - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center - Bangor, PA

March 19-21, 2018
Mon. 4:30 pm to Wed. 2 pm

Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center
Bangor, Pennsylvania

$525 (details below)

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In this unique retreat, Dr .Sally Z. Hare invites you join her for a Circle of Trust, as described in the new book Thin Places: Seeking the Courage to Live in a Divided World. The retreat is grounded in Parker J. Palmer’s Circle of Trust® approach and Sally’s work in community and lifelong learning and the importance of our stories in understanding the meaning of our lives.

The safe space of this retreat offers you the opportunity to glimpse your own hidden wholeness, to rejoin soul and role, even in a world that feels divided. This is a creative endeavor that asks us to reclaim our own story.  Our lives are not our experiences, but how we make meaning from our experiences. Researchers in leadership and adult development today are affirming that successful adults are those who remember, reflect and recreate their stories.

Come experience the very special thin place that is the Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center AND the thin place created in a Circle of Trust. In this retreat the skilled facilitator will help create a quiet, focused, respectful space, in which the noise within us and around us can subside, and we can meet stillness. In large group, small group, and solitary settings, we will explore the intersection of our personal and professional lives, making use of stories from our own journeys, as well as insights from poets, storytellers, various wisdom traditions – and inviting our own writing and poetry to emerge.



Meet Your Facilitator

Sally Z HareSally Z. Hare is a teacher and a learner and a student of community. She earned her doctorate at the University of South Carolina and has completed post-doctoral work in settings as diverse as the Harvard University Leadership Institute, the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, and the Institute of Noetic Science’s Healing Arts of Bali. She is president of still learning, inc, and Singleton Distinguished Professor Emerita at Coastal Carolina University. She has worked for two decades with the national Center for Courage & Renewal and facilitates the Courage to Teach and the Courage to Lead programs as well as Circles of Trust retreats across the United States and in Canada and Australia. She is author and story-gatherer for two book about the Courage Work, Let the Beauty We Love Be What We Do and Thin Places: Seeking the Courage to Live in a Divided World.

About Our Venue

Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center is a very special “thin place” in the Pocono Mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, Kirkridge is celebrating its 75th anniversary.  About an hour from the Newark airport, Kirkrdge has been home to many movements and is a sister to the Iona Center in Scotland.





Registration and Fees

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Cost: : Space is limited to 20 participants. Programs typically fill well before the deadline.

The registration fee for this retreat is $525 and includes EVERYTHING: all retreat fees, materials including the book Thin Places and a special journal, single room, wonderful meals.

A reservation can be made by contacting or Janet Lewis at 610-588-1793.

Questions about this retreat? Contact….

Dr. Sally Z. Hare at or 843-238-9291


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