Workshops & Retreats


Janet Takahashi

Janet Takahashi is a free-lance artist with a “love of letters” specializing in calligraphy, illustration and gilding. As a biologist, with a deep appreciation for nature and science, she paints in the field, working “en

Claudia Tammen

Claudia Tammen is an outdoor and event photographer and a former Ghost Ranch staffer. She has published two books now sold at the Ghost Ranch Trading Post: "Ghost Ranch Vistas & Visions," a book of

Bill Tammeus

Bill Tammeus, former award-winning Faith columnist for "The Kansas City Star," is a long-time Ghost Ranch instructor. Among his latestest books are Woodstock: A Story of Middle Americans  and They Were Just People: Stories of Rescue

Merrick Tate

Merrick Tate is Red House Clan, born for Red Running into the Water Clan. Originally from Ts'ah Bii'kin (Inscription House), AZ, Merrick has lived in Albuquerque, NM since 2003. Merrick is a silversmith apprentice, feather fan

Jim Taylor

Jim Taylor is a Weaver with Men As Learners and Elders (M.A.L.E.s), a program of Illuman, where he conducts Men's Rites of Passage and other events to strengthen the masculine spiritual journey. Jim also serves

Jane Taylor

Jane Taylor is a poet with a special interest in creative collaboration. Her first book was a duet with poet, Judith Tate O’Brien, By the Grace of Ghosts. In 2007, Jane partnered with poet, Anita

Adam Taylor

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor is a social activist ordained in the American Baptist Church and the Chair of the Board at Sojourners, an organization dedicated to putting faith into action in the passionate pursuit of

Chandra Taylor-smith

Chandra Taylor-Smith, the former Vice President for Research at the Council for Opportunity in Education and Director of The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, is the National Audubon's Vice President

Kathy Thaden

Kathy Thaden links her art to her faith -- expressing awe at creation and the Creator -- whether abstract pieces, liturgical commissions or mosaic sculpture. The possibilities are infinite -- working with thousands of bits

Marsha Thole

Marsha Thole, a graduate of the Specialty Tea Institute (STI, a division of the TeaUSA Association), is a certified tea specialist. Originally from Minnesota and now living in New Mexico, she is a retired Air

Charlie Thompson

Charlie Thompson holds a Ph.D. in religion and culture from UNC-Chapel Hill, with concentrations in cultural studies and Latin American studies. He also holds an M.S. degree in Agricultural Education from NC A&T State University.

Michael Thornton

Michael Ray Thornton is a master potter and art teacher whose work expresses his affinity with Oriental pottery traditions and aesthetics. He has studied his art for over 30 years in America and Japan with

Sylvia Thorson-Smith

Sylvia Thorson-Smith was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She attended Pacific Lutheran University and graduated from the University of Dubuque with a BA in psychology in 1966. She received an MS in sociology and

Robert Thurman

Dr. Robert Thurman is recognized worldwide as an authority on religion and spirituality, Asian history, world philosophy, Buddhist science, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of

Lauren Tietz

Lauren Tietz is a dancer, teacher, sound maker and filmmaker based in Austin TX. As an artist and healing arts practitioner who loves to uncover the intelligence of the body - its nuance, poetry and wise

Susan Page Tillett

Susan Page Tillett is the Executive Director of The Mesa Refuge in Point Reyes Station, California, and before she led Ragdale, the artists’ community in Chicago. She has decades of experience in museum interpretation at

Joseph Brophy Toledo

Joseph Brophy Toledo, Medicine-man, Healer, Spiritual leader, Storyteller, Herbalist and a member of the Pueblo of Jemez. He has served in the capacity as a healer and spiritual leader to the pueblo and non-native communities

Robert Torrez

Robert J. Torrez, former New Mexico State Historian has contributed significantly to the preservation of New Mexico's historical documents and cultural properties. Mr. Torrez is a recognized expert on one of New Mexico's most challenging issues that touches on

Peter Traben Haas

Peter Traben Haas is founder and editor of and is a certified Centering Prayer instructor and retreat leader. He is the author of numerous books on contemplative prayer, including Centering Prayers: A One Year

Lisa Trujillo

Lisa Trujillo, an award-winning weaver from Chimayo, NM, is known for her work in the Rio Grande weaving tradition, her spinning and dyeing, and for her stunningly unique designs. She and her husband, Irvin Trujillo, a

Camilla Trujillo

Camilla Trujillo has been studying traditional regional pottery techniques for over 25 years and instructing for 18 years. A native New Mexican, her love for micaceous clay and traditional firing techniques has infused her own

Beata Tsosie-peña

Beata Tsosie-Peña, B.A. from Española, NM, is an active community organizer, advocate and educator, as well as a local dancer, poet and artist. Beata currently facilitates Environmental Health and Justice Focus groups for Tewa Women United and instructs poetry and writing workshops for teen groups in the Española

John Tsungme Guy

John Tsungme Guy is a psychotherapist with over ten years experience working with groups and individuals on addiction recovery, mindfulness meditation, and issues of race and class.

Mary Evelyn Tucker

Mary Evelyn Tucker is co-author of Journey of the Universe and together with John Grim is the executive producer of The Journey film. Mary Evelyn is also the director of the Forum on Religion and

Sharyn Richey Turner

Restoring the ancient connections of art, spirituality and nature motivates the Reverend Doctor Sharyn Richey Turner as she leads Art and Spirituality retreats at Ghost Ranch and in doing her own creative work as a

Cami Twilling

Cami Twilling is the Director of Contemplative Spirituality at Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Denver, Colo. She has studied meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of Shambhala and received Spiritual Direction certification at the

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