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A Soul Tending Summer: Sabbath Deepening at Casa del Sol – G1907114CDS

Workshop ID: G1907114CDS
Dates: July 7 - July 13
Price: $675.00 - $1,540.00

Come for a week… or two. Let this be the summer you give yourself these things: gift of time solace of silence lasting connection of spiritual friends peace of resting in the Divine Heart feast of creativity attuning to the slow heartbeat of creation. Based upon the 2018 book by Rev. Anita Amstutz, Soul Tending: Journey into the Heart of Sabbath (Skylight Paths Publishing, Barnes and Noble/Indy/Amazon), you will explore solo and with other retreatants, themes of Sabbath, simplicity, the practice of creativity and prayer, hospitality, play, healing of nature and reimagining work.

Soul Tenders will be based at retreat house Casa del Sol which inspires the imagination and calls forth a deep solace just by the sheer magnificence of the soaring painted cliffs and intimate riparian canyons around it. You will find yourself revived and restored in community with human and non-human alike.

Like the good beekeeper that she is, Anita will be doing cross fertilization with other summer programming such as Ghost Ranch Chorale, Prophetic Action: A Journey of Love, Order of the Sacred Earth, Interplay, Gospel Choir, as well as inviting special guests to create a rich menu of possibilities for your time away.

For those staying multiple weeks, your bridge night (Saturday night) is included.

 

Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,540.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,465.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$1,195.00
Camping RV$835.00
Camping w/Electricity$795.00
Camping$775.00
Commuter$775.00
Rio Arriba Commuter$675.00
Anita Amstutz

Rev. Anita Amstutz is an ordained Mennonite Minister who has led a congregation for 10 years in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has also worked ecumenically at the Center for Action and Contemplation, a teaching ministry


 

Download and Print Welcome Letter: Amstutz – Soul Tending Summer

Soul Tending Summer: Sabbath Deepening at Casa del Sol

Instructor: Anita Amstutz

Start Date: 7/7/19, End Date: 7/27/19

Check-In Begins at 3:00pm at the Welcome Center on 7/7/19. Dinner 5:30 – 6:30; Orientation 6:45 pm

Invitation:

Come for a week…or two. Let this be the summer you give yourself these things: gift

of time solace of silence lasting connection of spiritual friends peace of resting in the Divine Heart

feast of creativity attuning to the slow heartbeat of creation.

Based upon the 2018 book by Rev. Anita Amstutz, Soul Tending: Journey into the Heart of

Sabbath (Skylight Paths Publishing, Barnes and Noble/Indy/Amazon), you will explore solo and

with other retreatants, themes of Sabbath, simplicity, the practice of creativity and prayer,

hospitality, play, healing of nature and reimagining work.

Soul Tenders will be based at retreat house Casa del Sol which inspires the imagination and calls

forth a deep solace just by the sheer magnificence of the soaring painted cliffs and intimate

riparian canyons around it. You will find yourself revived and restored in community with human

and non-human alike.

Learning Outcomes: Learn the rich interfaith Biblical history of Sabbath as resistance, rest and

renewal; Explore current/contemporary cultural themes of restlessness, moral decay and anxiety;

Daily Sabbath Soul Tending Practices alone and with Sabbath Circles of other participants;

Experience Jesus’ renewed vision of Sabbath Healing Deepen into your own Sabbath practices

and create a Sabbath map for yourself.

Course Schedule: 

Day 1 Sabbath as Resistance, Rest and Renewal

8-9am Breakfast

9-12 morning session1

2-5pm Lunch and free time

5-6pm dinner

7-8pm evening session

Day 2 Sabbath Simplicity, Sabbath Mind

8-9am Breakfast

9-12 morning session

12-5pm Lunch and free time

5-6pm dinner

7-8pm evening session

Day 3 Nature as Sabbath Companion

8-9am Breakfast

9-12 morning session

12-5pm Lunch and free time

5-6pm dinner

7-8pm evening session

Day 4 Sabbath as Ceasing, Reimagining Work

8-9am Breakfast

9-12 morning session

12-5pm Lunch and free time

5-6pm dinner

7-8pm evening session

Day 5 Sabbath Healing

8-9am Breakfast

9-12 morning session

12-5pm Lunch and free time

5-6pm dinner

7-8pm evening session

Instructor Background: Rev. Anita Amstutz, M.A., MDiv, is an ordained Mennonite Minister

who has led congregations for over 15 years. She has also worked ecumenically at the Center for

Action and Contemplation, a teaching ministry for contemplative prayer and action in the world.

At the intersection of Catholic mysticism and Mennonite practicality, she has created and led

liturgy, taught spiritual formation, preached, counseled and personally wrestled with what it

means to live from “Sabbath Mind”. She currently works as an interfaith Hospice Chaplain, lives

in Albuquerque New Mexico with her husband, 2 cats, where she tends half a million bees, sings,

dances and spends time in nature for soul tending.

Provided Materials: Paper, art supples

What to Bring: Journal; Object that symbolizes the state of your soul

FAQs: Q: Will I be bored? A: After the first day, you’ll probably forget this question as you find

yourself exploring the inner landscape of your soul’s delights, questions and memories

Q: What does Sabbath Soul Tending mean?

A: The Biblical definition of Shabbat is “Ceasing” ones labors and spending time with your

Creator, oneself and others is “slow time.” A place of rest, renewal and peace

Q: How can I possibly take 5 days away from my work, family and routine?

A: How can you not?! You will be energized and transformed by the inner and outer landscape as

you come to Ghost Ranch to be among other spiritual friends who are seeking a more balanced

and renewed way of living.

Testimonials: “You are a blessing to bring us a message that stirs our soul and hearts. Thanks!”

“Thank you so much for a blessed time together learning about Sabbath. You are a wonderful teacher and leader.”

“So grateful for the transformation and renewed Sabbath!”

“Thanks so much for helping create holy space for me and all of us. I am energized to try new spaces to meet God!”

Recommended Resources: Soul Tending: Journey into the Heart of Sabbath by Anita

Amstutz (Nashville, TN: Turner Publishing, 2018)

Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now by Walter Brueggeman (Louisville, KY:

Westminster John Knox Press, 2014)

Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal and Delight in our Busy Lives by Wayne Muller (NY: Bantam

Press, 2000)

Mudhouse Sabbath by Lauren Winner (Brewster, MA: Paraclete, 2003)The Sabbath by Rabbi

Abraham Joshua Heschel(NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1951)


Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. Some art workshops will have an additional list of course materials and supplies that can be purchased or you will be asked to bring with you.
  • Note:  Some courses (especially studio courses and plein air painting courses) can carry an additional material list or expense.
All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified. Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space or you can request the single occupancy and be charged the supplement of an additional $50 per night (based on availability). For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1001 ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available SundayFriday8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: registrar@GhostRanch.org
  2. Register by telephone at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121 — available Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST.
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