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Unplug and Recharge: A Multifaith Retreat for Clergy and Spiritual Leaders

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Stressed about pulpit pressures? Anxious about the political climate? Distanced from your neighbors? Ready to invest in yourself and connect with fellow clergy?

Come together for a retreat unlike any other - tailormade for clergy of all faiths to come together in hope and love, tolearn from one another's text and worship traditions, to practice mindfulness and other de-stressing tools, and to share in a community of support and constructive dialogue. 

Located at the idyllic Providence Zen Center and catered by a local Syrian refugee food startup, the day promises to nourish the mind, the body, and the soul.

Our suggested participation fee (including catered breakfast and lunch, snacks, and program materials) for this day-long retreat is $25 if you register by 4/5 and $35 if you register after. We have scholarship funds available: please email info@thrive-ri.org to request assistance.

Co-sponsored by Thrive and Jewish Family Service.

9-10 Yoga with Liz Maynard

Simplify, simplify! This beginner's class is designed to bring you back into connection with the felt sense of your body through a series of simple postures and movements. Slow down, feel deeply.

10-10:30 Setting Intention for the Day

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45 – 12 Session 1 breakouts (choose one)

1. Meditation 

2. Tapping into the Creative Source  Adam Lavitt

Through this contemplative process, you will access the potential of the Creative Source as you tap into your own creativity. Using drawing as a technology of the sacred, we will create from a place of freedom and experimentation, allowing the image to lead us by following its energy. Reconnect with your own creativity while making art alongside others, free of all comment and critique. All are welcome -- no art experience necessary!

12 – 1:15 Lunch, gratitude, schmooze

1:15-2:30 Session 2 breakouts (choose one)

1. Self-Care from our Traditions

As leaders of our faith communities, we are often called upon to provide care, solace and thanksgiving in ways that are unique to each tradition. In this break-out session, we will share texts, songs, prayers, and tools from our faiths that are meaningful in our own self-care. Participants are asked to bring something they find particularly salient to their own self-care to share with the group. Time will be given to each participant to explain their choice and experience it with the group. If it is something that can be shared on paper or digitally, please bring copies for others and/or email it to the facilitator, Rose Murrin, at rose@jfsri.org

2. TBA

2:30 – 2:45 Break

2:45-3:30 Meditation with Jeffery Sathyadev Branch

3:30 – 4 Closing

Earlier Event: May 7
Monday Night Meditation
Later Event: May 14
Monday Night Meditation