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Retreat | Your Wild & Precious Life
March 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Discover a treasure map for finding what makes you truly happy!
Our 1-day retreat is for young women looking to uncover their unique passion
and purpose in life. Experienced facilitators will guide you on a journey of self-discovery
using the Japanese concept of Ikigai - meaning 'reason for being'.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to invest in your own wellbeing and explore
the question - "what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
When: Sunday 24 March from 9:30am to 4:00pm.
Facilitators: Spiritual Directors and experienced facilitators, Elizabeth Lee and Terese Sheridan (see below for more details).
Where: The retreat will take place at the Grail Centre (22 McHatton Street, North Sydney), which is well served by public transport and has plenty of parking.
Cost: Early Bird $40 (available until 8 March) || General $50
Enquiries: Terese Sheridan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0413 588 171
Don’t let cost be an impediment if you are unwaged. Contact us to discuss further.
Meet our facilitators
Terese Sheridan worked initially as a teacher and later trained as a counsellor and psychotherapist. She has graduate diplomas in counselling, group work, and emotionally focused therapy. Her formal study and many other courses helped her find her authentic self.
Terese is passionate about journeying with others who desire more inner awareness and freedom to be. Terese has also done training as a spiritual director. She is married with four children and 13 grandchildren.
Elizabeth (Liz) Lee is married to John and has 3 adult children and a granddaughter. Liz has just returned from a 4 month sabbatical time for rest, renewal and reorientation during which time she visited examples of spiritual accompaniment in the margins in the USA and the UK. Liz is an active member of The Grail, a trained spiritual director and a member of the Australian Network for Spiritual Direction.
For the past 8 years she has had an incredibly life-giving and privileged role accompanying people on the margins as Pastoral Care Officer at Matthew Talbot Hostel, a large men's homeless hostel in Sydney and previously, Chaplain at MRRC, Silverwater, a remand jail for 1000 men awaiting trial.
Originally a food technologist, she has been a research scientist, museum curator, community development worker and teacher of science and religious education. Liz holds a Master of Arts in Theology in addition to qualification in science and education. She has completed the Listen into Life Spiritual Direction training program and Clinical Pastoral Education.
The Summer Day (Mary Oliver)
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?