Friday
Jan152016

Meister Eckhart’s Little Book of the Heart: Exploring a Vision of Wholeness in a Time of Fragmentation

This retreat explores the mystical writings of Meister Eckhart, guided by poems included in a new book, Meister Eckhart's Little Book of the Heart, written together with my colleague Jon Sweeney (publication date: September, 2017), together with short readings from Eckhart.

“The eye with which I see God is exactly the same eye with which God sees me.  My eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowledge, one love.”  This is pure Eckhart, and one could say of such a claim that it is about all one needs to know.  The challenge is putting it into practice.  This retreat will be an opportunity to do just this:  to drink deeply from the wellspring of Eckhart’s vision, and allow it to shape-shift our lives into more creative and audacious forms of faithfulness.  Bold, courageous, and sometimes outrageous, his language continues to be a guiding beacon of light to those seeking to live more authentically, faithfully, freely.  During this retreat, we will explore Eckhart with help from a new book of the same name (by Mr. Burrows, together with his colleague Jon Sweeney), to be released in the summer of 2017.  This book voices Eckhart’s thought in short, meditative poem/prayers, offerings a feast one critic has described as “brimming with passion, originality, and depth”.  Come to drink deeply of this bold visionary.  Expect transformation.

The "Hacienda Los Olivos" is a spectacular retreat center located in the Sierra Nevada National Park, 45 minutes from the hautingly beautiful medieval city of Granada (Spain).  Transportation to the retreat center from the Granada airport can be arranged through the retreat center.

For more information on the center, and to register: 

http://www.haciendalosolivos.org/index.html