" And in this deeply affecting book the long retreat becomes a pattern for our own spiritual lives, enabling us to embrace our desire for solitude and perspective in our own circumstances, the way Krivak has in his new life as a husband, ...
Author: Andrew Krivak
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
This gorgeously written memoir tells the story of one man's search for his religious calling-a search that led him to the Dominican Republic and Central Europe, to Moscow and the South Bronx, and finally into married life with a woman whose search for God coincided with his own. In 1990 Andrew Krivak-poet, yacht rigger, ocean lifeguard, student of the classics-entered the Society of Jesus. The heart of Jesuit training is the Long Retreat, thirty days of silence and prayer in which the Jesuit novice reflects on the Gospels and tests his desire for the priesthood. For Krivak, eight years of Jesuit formation turned out to be a long retreat in its own right, as he tested all his desires-for poetry, for travel, for independence, for love-against the pledge to do all "for the greater glory of God." And in this deeply affecting book the long retreat becomes a pattern for our own spiritual lives, enabling us to embrace our desire for solitude and perspective in our own circumstances, the way Krivak has in his new life as a husband, father, and writer. The search for God is finally the search for oneself, St. Augustine wrote. Krivak's story pushes past the awful stories of scandal in the Catholic Church to reveal why a modern, forward-looking man would yearn to be a priest. Unlike those stories, it has an happy ending-one in which we can recognize ourselves.
"A Prayer for C�line" and "A Tormented Rain" are two short stories set on the western front of World War One. In "A Prayer for C�line" a young German woman recalls her brother's visit home on leave from the front and how this visit is not well accepted by one family member in particular. In "A Tormented Rain" a young French nurse is drawn to one of her badly wounded patients for reasons she doesn't understand, reasons that have more to do with fate than with anything else.
He said he abandoned this view only when the development of the H-bomb
threatened to make a long war and large troop concentrations impracticable. A
smaller base would not necessitate the control of the whole island. Such were the
Daylong retreat: This retreat begins and ends on the same day. Although this
doesn't allow the time and feel of an overnight retreat, you can still accomplish
quite a lot in several hours, and it's long enough to give you a sense of the
Author: Susan Pesznecker
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A guide to taking a break from everyday life and creating a personal and rejuvenating magickal retreat. Includes plans for focusing on magickal skills, home arts, green magick, psychic arts, and more.
Here is where you choose what season or style of retreat you wish to do: a long retreat (two days or longer), a mini-retreat (one day or less), shared retreats (
using a small group or a friend to support and frame your solitude), or a retreat in
Author: Jennifer Louden
Publisher: Harper Collins
A Do-It-Yourself Retreat Book from the Author of The Woman's Comfort Book Do you yearn for time to rest, dream, listen, grieve, celebrate, stretch, or just be? Then you -- like most women today -- need to retreat: to make time to get away from it all and reconnect with yourself. With the wit, humor, and style that have made her Comfort Book series so popular, comfort queen and modern-day pioneer of women's well-being Jennifer Louden offers a practical and inspirational handbook -- the first to focus on the needs and stresses of women -- that walks you step-by-step through planning and savoring a self-led retreat. Easy-to-do practices and encouraging insights help you: Find the time to retreat whenever and wherever you are Decide whether to retreat at home or away, solo or with others Separate from daily concerns Counter fear, guilt, and boredom Reenter ordinary life renewed A wise and useful sourcebook of ideas and inspiration, The Woman's Retreat Book can be turned to again and again, whenever you feel the need to retreat.
Reading my long retreat notes after forty years provides a glimpse of myself as a
young priest. I understood the limited influence such a hothouse seclusion would
have on my life. But I couldn't have foreseen how much my outlook would ...
Author: Eugene C. Bianchi
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This memoir invites readers to explore stages of their own spiritual journey. Bianchi graphically describes his path from an Italian immigrant family on the West Coast, through twenty years as a Jesuit, to being a professor of religious studies at Emory University. As he develops a more this-worldly inner life, Bianchi struggles with church teachings about Christ, sexuality, and authority. He candidly reveals how failed marriages gave him a humbler grasp of meeting the transcendent in everyday problems. He embraces a contemplative spirituality that links Buddhist and Taoist practices with western mysticism. With a foot in Christianity, he shows how to walk a way of inter-spirituality as a meaningful road for the contemporary seeker. For Bianchi this involves becoming a metaphorical Christian as he moves away from religious certitudes of early life to find spirit in nature and humanity. Bianchi, a well-known writer on spiritual aging, challenges Baby Boomers to craft a contemplative life that works for them today. With his wife and two cats, he discovers a home for body and spirit along the banks of the Oconee River in Athens, Georgia.
The Eight Mahayana Precepts Therefore, if you are doing retreat, whether or not
you have taken the five lay vows (though it is good if you have taken them), it is
especially good if you can take the Eight Mahayana Precepts. If it is a long retreat
Author: Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Publisher: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
This book is an edited transcript of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings at a three-month Vajrasattva retreat held at Land of Medicine Buddha, Soquel, California, from February 1 to April 30, 1999.
For a long retreat you can structure more innovative observational opportunities.
For a marketing retreat, for instance, you might take the group on an excursion to
watch customer behavior in stores and then, back at the retreat, ask the ...
Author: Merianne Liteman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Based on the best-selling first edition, this greatly expanded andupdated version contains forty-seven new activities, moreinformation about how to design and lead retreats, and additionalsuggestions for how to recover when things go wrong. A CD-ROMallows you to print out chapters for distribution to key leaders,duplicate templates, and produce handouts for specific exercises. Whether you're planning to lead an offsite retreat for the firsttime or the ninety-ninth time, this easy-to-use, one-stop resourceprovides: Step-by-step instructions for leading a wide variety of testedexercises. Insight into establishing effective working relationships withclients. Information on what to include in your retreat designs. Suggestions for encouraging participants to speak up and playan active role. Tools for managing conflict. Guidance on making decisions during a retreat and changingcourse when necessary. Strategies for developing and implementing action plans. Tips for follow-up so you can keep the change train ontrack. Order your copy of this practical guide today!
Members of a Washington board offer these guidelines to help make your
planning retreat a rewarding and productive experience... 1) Be explicit about the
purpose of the retreat. Make it absolutely clear that the retreat is solely for long-
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Category: Business & Economics
"From the publishers of Board & administrator newsletter."
Assess board member tolerance before committing to a very long board retreat. It
is best to start with a short good retreat and gradually, over the years, extend the
time as the need demands. In some years, a long retreat may not be desirable ...
Author: Kay Sprinkel Grace
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Do you or your volunteers fear rejection or feel like a beggar when fundraising? Do you worry about soliciting donors too often? Are you tired of the relentless cycle of fundraising activities necessary to generate revenues for your programs? Beyond Fundraising: New Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation and Investment, Second Edition dispels these concerns and helps you: Learn how to position your organization in the community as a constructive, vital, and successful social investment Develop an investor relationship with donors and engage their values-based commitment capacity to make a difference in their communities In this revised and updated Second Edition, fundraising expert Kay Sprinkel Grace presents her internationally field-tested core beliefs, principles, and strategies for developing long-term relationships with donor-investors and volunteers. Share in the wisdom and experience that have helped countless nonprofit organizations grow their base of support and go beyond fundraising into true donor and fund development.
The stages of this long retreat south and west are shown in Map 2, 'The Retreat of
the Elephants', which is based on the research of the late Wen Huanran.1 That
elephants were abundant in the Northeast, Northwest, and West during the ...
Author: Mark Elvin
Publisher: Yale University Press
A landmark account of China's environmental history--by an internationally pre-eminent China specialist This is the first environmental history of China during the three thousand years for which there are written records. It is also a treasure trove of literary, political, aesthetic, scientific, and religious sources, which allow the reader direct access to the views and feelings of the Chinese people toward their environment and their landscape. Elvin chronicles the spread of the Chinese style of farming that eliminated the habitat of the elephants that populated the country alongside much of its original wildlife; the destruction of most of the forests; the impact of war on the environmental transformation of the landscape; and the re-engineering of the countryside through water-control systems, some of gigantic size. He documents the histories of three contrasting localities within China to show how ecological dynamics defined the lives of the inhabitants. And he shows that China in the eighteenth century, on the eve of the modern era, was probably more environmentally degraded than northwestern Europe around this time. Indispensable for its new perspective on long-term Chinese history and its explanation of the roots of China's present-day environmental crisis, this book opens a door into the Chinese past.
That seemed sufficient and I concluded the prostrations with prayers of
dedication for the success of my retreat. I took up residence ... There is much
interference to doing a long retreat, so the purification practices remove them. It
also sets the ...
Author: Jhampa Shaneman
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Buddhist astrology bridges familiar astrological thinking with the ideas of karma, interdependence, and impermanence. Within its tenets every psychological state is brought to light; it can be considered spirit-medicine for modern astrology. Glossary.
A yogi asked us a great question in a dharma talk we gave at a long retreat at the
Forest Refuge, a retreat center in Barre, Massachusetts. It was something like, “
What did each of you do in your own practice that helped you progress?” One of ...
Author: Stephen Snyder
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
This is a clear and in-depth presentation of the traditional Theravadin concentration meditation known as jhāna practice, from two authors who have practiced the jhānas in retreat under the guidance of one of the great living meditation masters, Pa Auk Sayadaw. The authors describe the techniques and their results, based on their own experience.
“It's a long story . . . My grandfather's parents had a small pig farm. They had been
collecting garbage for the pigs when the winds came lifting their truck into the air.
They found their bodies two days later, fifteen miles apart. He told me that a ...
The Management Retreat is a story about women in which I have blended elements of adventure, intrigue, and personal drama into a plot that deals with the idea of political conviction that has caused the growth of a single concept into a movement that affects the lives of many. The story opens with the investigation of a scene of vicious murders where a number of individuals were attending a ‘Management Retreat’ meeting have been slaughtered. According to an eyewitness, the murders were committed with a large knife by a maniac and the investigator assigned to the case believes that more than one person committed the murders. The theme of women’s rights figures importantly throughout the story, while exploring the social dynamic issues of the women’s struggle for equal opportunity that is worked into the plot. This is subsequently contrasted with the development of the highly organized secret society known as the Lilies. Within the Lilies there are four deadly groups who believes that the ‘Ends Justify the Means’. The story introduces a network of characters designed to illustrate the obsession and the desire for women throughout the world to overthrow those institutions that immortalize male supremacy, and sequences introduced by Molly White into the fold underscores the way such a movement such as this could become a reality. The Management Retreat is a multifaceted book that carefully orchestrates the lives of many individuals who are caught up in deep personal convictions of murder and romance.
... the author thinks that they cannot be referred to distinct epochs of glaciation
separated by a long interglacial time , as some have supposed , when the
icesheet made a long retreat to the north or was wholly melted as now from this
Author: Robert Puff, Dr, PhDPublish On: 2014-09-05
It's even better to periodically go on one-day or two-day retreats where you get
away from it all, slow down, and have lots of time to be still. What I think ... Even if
no pent-up issues arise for us to attend to, a long retreat is invaluable. Even if we
Author: Robert Puff, Dr, PhD
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
For anyone interested in learning to meditate but not sure how to begin, comes this book from psychologist and meditation expert Dr. Robert Puff, contributing writer for Psychology Today and a practicing meditator himself for over thirty years. You'll learn the value of meditation for physical and mental health, several different types of non-religious meditation, detailed instructions on how to practice each, and answers to all the questions asked by beginners. Think of it as "base camp" for starting your personal journey to enlightenment.
The Fifth Army Retreat Jerry Murland. Chapter. 4. It's. Difficult. to. Kill. the.
Blighters. I had many long conversations with the German doctors who stated that
they were receiving three times the number of wounded which they had been
Author: Jerry Murland
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The German Spring offensive or Kaiserschlacht was a period of great danger for the Allies. Both sides were exhausted after years of bitter fighting and huge losses. While eventually catastrophically unsuccessful and the prelude to their final defeat, the Germans forced the Allies back over hard-won ground until the tide turned.??Historian Jerry Murland has researched and visited the scenes of desperate actions during late March 1918. He describes in graphic detail the battles fought by British, Irish and South African regiments in the area from St Leger in the North to La Fere in the South. He unearths the extraordinary stories of unit and individual courage. He also examines the work of the Royal Engineers who blew bridges and disrupted lines of communication. ??This original approach covers battles that in many cases have only been described briefly in official histories. The book is a useful companion for any battlefield visitor.
We are now upon the first of our retreats — the retreat from Manassas to
Richmond . A frosty morning shows us the whole Confederate army drawn up in
the road , the men facing towards Richmond . There is a slight tremor or
depression at ...
The Greek mercenaries who performed so ambiguously for Cyrus at the battle of
Cunaxa were a long way from home, but ... Warfare, at every temperature from
outright hostility to diplomacy in times of uneasy peace, played a large part in
Author: Robin Waterfield
Publisher: Harvard University Press
"With this first masterpiece of Western military history forming the backbone of his book, Robin Waterfield explores what remains unsaid and assumed in Xenophon's account - much about the gruesome nature of ancient battle and logistics, the lives of Greek and Persian soldiers, and questions of historical, political, and personal context, motivation, and conflicting agendas. The result is a rounded version of the story of Cyrus's ill-fated march and the Greeks' perilous retreat - a nuanced and dramatic perspective on a critical moment in history that may tell us as much about our present-day adventures in the Middle East, site of Cyrus's debacle and the last act of the Golden Age, as it does about the great powers of antiquity in a volatile period of transition."--BOOK JACKET.
They would have to execute a long retreat under fire into the Bataan Peninsula ,
as called for in WPO - 3 , while delaying long enough to permit Bataan to be
stocked with supplies and equipment.53 Wainwright's men , spread out along the
Author: Ronald H. Spector
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Historian Ronald H. Spector, drawing on declassified intelligence files, an abundance of British and American archival material, Japanese scholarship and documents, and the research and memoirs of scholars, politicians, and the military men, presents a thrilling narrative of American war in the Pacific. Spector reassesses U.S. and Japanese strategy and offers some provocative interpretations. He shows that the dual advance across the Pacific by MacArthur and Nimitz was less a product of strategic calculation and more a pragmatic solution to bureaucratic, doctrinal, and public relations problems facing the Army and Navy. He also argues that Japan made its fatal error not in the Midway campaign but in abandoning its offensive strategy after that defeat and allowing itself to be drawn into a war of attrition. Combining impeccable research with electrifying detail, Spector vividly recreates the major battles, little-known campaigns, and unfamiliar events of this brutal 44-month struggle. He reveals that the U.S. had secret plans to wage unrestricted submarine warfare against Japan months before Pearl Harbor and demonstrates that MacArthur and his commanders ignored important intercepts of Japanese messages that would have saved thousands of lives in Papua and Leyte. He skillfully takes the reader from top-secret strategy meetings in Washington, London, and Tokyo to distant beaches and remote Asian jungles with battle-weary GIs. Throughout, Spector contends that American decisions in the Pacific War were shaped more often by the struggles between the British and the Americans, and between the Army and the Navy, than by strategic considerations. Revealing what really happened in the course of a conflict that ended with the most deadly air raid ever, this contribution to WWII history adds a new dimension to our understanding of the people and forces that determined its outcome.