A Pilgrimage of the Heart
There is a part of us within that wants to wake up, and when we listen to it, the pilgrimage of our lives begins.
Are you listening to the part of you that life is trying to wake? If our souls are to blossom, says Mark Nepo, we must actively root and open, listening to what is near but beyond us—what we don't know. In this nine-month pilgrimage of the soul, explore with Nepo the arts of reverence: the will to wonder, moving toward what is precious, and the direct tasting of life.
What You Will Receive:
- Over 13 hours of video sessions, yours to download and keep, including insightful teachings, beautiful poetry, and more
- Dozens of exercises to enhance your journey, including journaling questions, guided meditations, setting up a practice schedule, and topics to discuss with friends
- Audio downloads of Mark Nepo reading some of his poetry included in the course
Drawing from his experience as a spiritual teacher, acclaimed poet, and cancer survivor, Mark Nepo presents nine video sessions to help us begin the work of breaking our shells and assuming our full stature. You are invited to move more deeply into your authentic experience—leaning into your own sense of the unknown and intuiting and cultivating a personalized practice of listening to where life is nudging and calling you.
Opening themes of the spirit and weaving them with experiential exercises, guided meditations, poetry, and Q&A with the author, A Pilgrimage of the Heart includes suggested assignments and self-reflection practices to help you continue your voyage between each session, including journaling questions and conversation topics to discuss with friends.
Shifting Our Perspectives
How do we remain devoted to the direct tasting of life with all the suffering and hardship that comes our way? In this communal pilgrimage, receive encouragement and support as you venture into yourself and the world around you. Let the exploration of the "love of truth and truth of love" shift your perceptions, revealing the blessings and beauty shrouded in our greatest challenges.
Nepo illuminates how our difficulties can be reminders that "the inner walk around the Source, not the outer race, is the purpose of living." Learn how even in our most vulnerable moments, we can let in beauty and listen to loss and what it opens. Explore with him:
- Restoring the freshness of being alive
- Staying close to what is sacred
- Discovering reliable truths
- Straying on and off the path of what matters
- Helping each other respond to the invitation to grow
- Keeping in conversation with one another
- What to do with what we feel—including fear
- Restoring trust in the mysterious journey of life
Awakening Inner and Outer Wisdom
Given the difficulty of our paths and the miracle of deep connection, says Mark Nepo, we must learn how to stay awake—to hold nothing back until we feel the sweet ache of being alive. Through the deepest forms of listening, he explains, we can decipher the language of our own knowing. When we accept experience as our teacher, our felt wisdom leads us to the untapped resources that join us to the larger world and the life force we all share.
Let A Pilgrimage of the Heart help you find inner courage and make sense and beauty of your experience. With this unique opportunity for a communal but deeply personal pilgrimage, we can explore together how to meet the outer world with our inner worlds—with compassion, integrity, and wakefulness.
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