Seven Steps to a Deeper Life

Conscious Living Workshop

Seven Steps to a Deeper Life

Friday, Oct 7, 2011, 5:00 PM –
Sunday, Oct 9, 2011, 1:30 PM (All times are local to the event.)

Roger Housden
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma CA 94952
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A small yet dramatic shift in perspective can lead to a radical new openness of heart and mind. This course will introduce you to seven of these shifts.

One way to slip through your own resistance to a greater aliveness is to hear a poem that speaks to the essence of the shift you are looking for. That’s what a good poem does; it is the distillation of a universal truth; its precision and clarity enables it to slip through the sentries of the heart to your core.

When you feel something viscerally, when you know it in your bones, you can act on it.  A good poem can be a catalyst for life-changing action. 

This course will use a poem to introduce seven different ways of being that will deepen the quality of your life experience. You will explore your relationship to the themes in body and mind practices, and in group processes. We explore seven themes:

  • Wanting the Change
  • Cultivating Presence
  • The Art of Self Blessing
  • Happy Without a Cause
  • Sweet Honey from Failures
  • Loving Your Way to Freedom
  • Just Rest, Doing Nothing

Roger Housden is the author of some twenty books, including the best-selling Ten Poems series and Seven Sins for a Life Worth Living.  All his books, whatever the subject—poetry, art, a journey through Iran or India—share a common aim: to inspire himself and others to ask courageous questions about the way we live—to encourage us, before we die, to live into the best that we are.

Registration fees include program and meals. Onsite lodging is $72 per person per night for a shared room or $97 per night for a single room.

  • $295 EarlyBird Fee through Sep 7, 2011
  • $325 Regular Fee thereafter

Sign-ups within 72 hours of the workshop will be on a space-available basis and will incur a $30 Administration Fee, so please register early.

4:00—5:45 PM Check in
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00—9:00 PM Session 1

8:00—9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM—12:15 PM Session 2
12:30—1:30 PM Lunch
2:30—5:45 PM Session 3
6:00—7:00 PM Dinner
7:00—9:00 PM Session 4

8:00—9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM—12:15 PM Session 5
12:30—1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 Departure

Arrival and Departure
Check-in and access to accommodations is on Friday from 4 - 5:45 pm. Guests are requested to be checked out of their room by lunchtime on Sunday. For more information on directions and transportation, see Plan Your Stay.

Further Information
Please email or call 707-779-8202.

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