On March 17 to 19, Hunter Flournoy will be leading a retreat/workshop with the theme of “Radical Embrace with Saint Francis the Mystic,” at the Friends Meetinghouse & Common Light Center, 137 Center Avenue, Black Mountain, NC. (Directions can be found on the Contact Us page of this website. He will include considerations of the Sufi wisdom of Shams of Tabriz as well. The retreat will begin at 6:00 PM on Friday the 17th.
Hunter tells us: “In this weekend workshop, we will explore the eight stages of the path of Radical Embrace: Contemplation, Blessing, Grieving, Longing, Embrace, Munificence, and Surrender. With stories, songs, dancing, and ceremony, we will discover the the teachings and practices of Francis, and harness their power to bring us back to life and gratitude, free us from the past, open our hearts and awaken in us a profound feeling of connection to our own hearts, to each other, and to the Divine Beloved in whom we live, move, and have our being …“