Taking Heart in a Dark Time an interfaith retreat of renewal

November 3-5, 2017

Friday evening through Sunday afternoon

Canossian Retreat Center
5625 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105

Well-loved Interspiritual retreat leaders
Mirabai Starr and David Wallace


It’s so easy to be discouraged by the heartbreak of the world… And yet our own capacity to be present to the many blessings of our lives and our immense power to live in compassion and ­loving ­relationship are key to our experience of joy and fearlessness. Rather than facing the unknown with apprehension, we can embrace even difficult times with love and a sense of infinite possibility.

The wellsprings of our spiritual ancestors are rich nourishment for the broken heart. So many of us feel depleted from the news of our stressed world — yet all of us are invited to drink from the sweet ­waters of the many spiritual traditions which offer encouragement, blessing — and true hope.

Join interspiritual teachers Mirabai Starr and David ­Wallace for a weekend of true “soul food.” Using poetry, chant, silence, journaling and ­spacious contemplation, ­we will spend these ­autumn days in various practices from the many wisdom traditions to cultivate a sense of connection and community — to ourselves, to one ­another, and to the Beloved.

Early Bird Registration Discounts!

  1. Paid in full by 02/28/17: $25 off plus free audio CDs of the lecture.
  2. Paid in full by 03/31/17: Free audio CDs of the lecture

PAYPAL is available for your credit card convenience as well as to secure your speedy reservation.

Or mail your payment with the registration form to:
Trinity House Catholic Worker
c/o Swami Omkara
1925 Five Points Rd SW
Albuquerque NM 87105


(36 spots: includes retreat
sessions, room and board)

Private room w/ ensuite ­private bath
(7 rooms sold out).
Price: $250.00

Private room w/ shared
corridor bath (sold out).
Price: $240.00

Double room (2 people per room)
w/ ensuite private bath
(sold out).
Price: $230.00

Double room (2 people per
room) w/ shared corridor bath
(sold out).
Price: $220.00

Double room (single occupancy) w/ shared corridor bath
(sold out).
Price: $340.00

(sold out)
All retreat ­sessions plus 5 meals.

Price: $75.00

Cancellation Guidelines:
Up to 7/31/17: A fee of $25 will be ­applied for any cancellation.
From 7/31-9/30/17: 50% of the ­registration fee will be returned and 50% retained by the conference center.
After 9/30/17: No refunds will be ­offered for cancellations.


Mirabai Starr

Mirabai Starr writes, speaks and leads retreats on the inter-spiritual teachings of the mystics.
Known for her revolutionary translations of John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, and Julian of Norwich, Mirabai renders mystical masterpieces accessible, beautiful, and relevant to a contemporary circle of seekers. Her commentaries on the interconnected wisdom of all traditions are lyrical and evocative.
Mirabai builds bridges not only between religious traditions, but also between contemplative life and compassionate service, between cultivating an inner relationship with the Beloved and expressing that intimacy in community, between the transformational power of loss and longing for the sacred.

David Wallace

Rev. David Wallace is a dean and the senior instructor for One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in Manhattan. An interfaith minister, David is a regular guest lecturer at the Kripalu Institute, the Interspiritueel Seminarie in the Netherlands, and other teaching venues. A lifelong student of the “great books” of philosophy and archetypal psychology, he is a popular teacher of the sacred texts of both the Eastern and Western spiritual traditions.