Heartfulness : renewing heart, mind, and spirit on retreat and beyond

by Valerie Brown

Other authorsBarbara Bash (Cover artist), Barbara Mays (Editor), Mary Hegelsen Gabel (Designer)
Pamphlet, February 2013

Status

Available

Call number

CP 421 c1

Publication

Wallingford, PA : Pendle Hill Publications, 2013.

ISBN

9780875744216

Description

Valerie Brown guides readers toward renewal of mind, heart, and spirit by encouraging them to take time away from the busyness of their lives through retreat. Drawing on her experience as a retreatant and retreat leader, she introduces readers to opportunities for personal restoration within a variety of focused retreats. She wonders how Friends' experience of expectant waiting influences the retreat process and how retreats influence expectant waiting. She encourages the "big questions" -- What has meaning and purpose in my life? What am I avoiding? What brings me most alive? -- and offers specific practices for retreatants to cultivate in everyday life -- Publisher's description.

User reviews

LibraryThing member QuakerReviews
This useful pamphlet addresses what a retreat is for, why we may go on retreat, and how to plan and do a retreat.
LibraryThing member kaulsu
Brown (DMin, I believe) leads the reader through spiritual retreats as she fashions them. What should the novice expect? Why should one participate in a retreat? Why can't one simply carve out this space at home alone (well, it turns out one can)?

Speaking from a personal point of view, Brown seems
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to fully understand both the questions a retreatant might bring to the group, but also how to gently hold the group as they grown into relationship. She also makes suggestions for taking the new "you" with you as you reenter your life in the world.

I rated it 4* instead of 5* since I was able to put it aside for over two years.
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LibraryThing member kaulsu
Brown (DMin, I believe) leads the reader through spiritual retreats as she fashions them. What should the novice expect? Why should one participate in a retreat? Why can't one simply carve out this space at home alone (well, it turns out one can)?

Speaking from a personal point of view, Brown seems
Show More
to fully understand both the questions a retreatant might bring to the group, but also how to gently hold the group as they grown into relationship. She also makes suggestions for taking the new "you" with you as you reenter your life in the world.

I rated it 4* instead of 5* since I was able to put it aside for over two years.
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