October - December at Ben Lomond Quaker Center

Oct 24-26
Telling from the Heart: Storytelling as a Way of Spiritual Nurture
Storytelling skills for teachers, first day school teachers, and others providing spiritual nurture.
with Karen Davidson Olson

Oct 31-Nov 2
Walking Lightly on the Earth: An Interfaith Retreat on Care for Creation
Earthcare as a spiritual discipline.
with Joe Morris, Eric Sabelman and others

Nov 14-16
Nontheism: Can Goodness Replace God in Quaker Theology?
Living the Quaker witness without a belief in God.
with Brian Vura-Weis and others.

Dec 5-7
Walt Whitman and the Universal Light
Friends' testimonies and intentional living as expressed in Leaves of Grass and in Whitman's prose and letters.
with Jacob Stone (co-director at Quaker Center) and a special Saturday night appearance by Walt Whitman himself, as portrayed by Rocky Wilson
(here's a video of Rocky reading from Walt's poetry - I don't think this is the same presentation, but it's the same guy)

Dec 27-Jan 1, 2009
The Annual Year End Retreat
Our annual retreat celebrating the old and new years in good company
with J. Brent and Nancy Bill
(Registration is not open yet, but for more about Brent, here's his website and blog

And a special preview announcement for readers of this blog:
February 20-22, 2009
Reclaiming the Power of Primitive Quakerism for the 21st Century
with Robin Mohr, C. Wess Daniels and Martin Kelley.


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