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Landscapes and Soulscapes: Walking Meditation Via Camino Divina – G190101

Workshop ID: G190101
Dates: December 29, 2018 - January 2, 2019
Price: $395.00 - $1,065.00

This interactive adventure workshop will help you explore in greater depth a richer, deeper relationship with the land and yourself. You will be enriched by thoughtful and joyful practices that help you connect more meaningfully wherever you are. Through the practice of camino divina, inner and outer landscapes are excavated through intuitive observation, journaling, conversational partnering, finger labyrinths and walking meditation, accompanied by the inspiring words of poets and sages to walk alongside you.

“For one who teaches walking meditation, I wish I could make this lovely book required reading for all my students. Although it is equally good for anybody–walking or not–on how to see, how to sense, and how to savor. Walk with the saints– and become one, it might just be saying!” – Fr. Richard Rohr

Gina Marie Mammano is the author of Camino Divina- Walking the Divine Way: A Book of Moving Meditations by Likely and Unlikely Saints published by SkyLights Path Publishing


Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,065.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,055.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$715.00
Camping w/Electricity$585.00
Camping RV$585.00
Gina Marie Mammano

Gina Marie Mammano is an award-winning poet. She is also the author of Camino Divina- Walking the Divine Way: A Book of Moving Meditations with Likely and Unlikely Saints published by SkyLight Paths Publishing. She


November 7th, 2018

I come into the peace of wild things . . . .

And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

  • Wendell Berry


Welcome! I truly hope we all will be able to enter into “the peace of wild things” as we gather together. It will be wonderful to get to meet each of you in person for our upcoming Landscapes and Soulscapes retreat. I’ve heard that the loveliness of has autumn has arrived in Northern New Mexico. Thinking about the weather ahead at the hinge of the New Year, we may experience seasonal snow, and definitely seasonal chill, so it looks like a good idea to prepare for whatever the skies bring us- including warm layers, all-weather clothes, and all-weather shoes.

Please bring a pen and paper or a journal- I find that writing during a “camino divina” experience can forge little gems of wisdom worth remembering!

And please think of a star story, a moon story, or a night story that recalls a beautiful memory for you. It can be your own experience or a tale you once heard. It can be written down, or purely from memory. We will have the opportunity to enjoy them together on our third day together along with the question, “What star would you like to guide you in 2019?”

To give you a little taste of what to expect, I’ve included a schedule of our time below:


Day 1 (Evening):

  • Welcome!
  • Where I’m From” Poetry Exercise- appreciating “place” in your life
  • Reflection: Why Walking Meditation?

Day 2:


Morning Session: “Camino Divina- Walking the Divine Way”

  • Centering Activity: Poetic Circle of Silence and Meditation: “Morning Poem” by Mary Oliver
  • Dyads: Where is your “happy place” in the natural world and why?
  • Story: The Land Between the Rivers – staying open to Wonder
  • Breathing Exercise: “On Wings of Light”
  • Living a Moment in the Eternal Present: A Camino Divina introductory adventure
  • A Song of Place and Peace: “Deep Peace”

12:00   Lunch

2:00-3:45- Afternoon Free

5:30 Dinner

7:00 – 8:30

Evening Session: Creating a Finger Labyrinth- bringing with you a sense of place


Day 3: Morning Session: Making Friends with the Landscape

9:00- 12:00

  • Centering Activity, Reading in the Round: “The Way to Start a Day” by Byrd Baylor
  • Reflection: “Making Friends with the Landscape”
  • Our Desert Flora and Fauna- a guided poetic writing of thanks to the local wild
  • A Camino Divina Adventure- furthering the walking meditation

7:00- 8:00 Evening Session

  • Sharing the Adventure
  • Deeper Dive: Group Reflections
  • Closing Poem and Singing of “Deep Peace”


Day 4: Morning Session

9:00- 12:00

       –   Centering Activity: “On Wings of Light” and “The Seven Streams” by David Whyte                                                

       –    The Story of the Four Kingdoms and “The Little Dawn Boy”

       –   Creating a Nature Table- honoring our landscapes

7:00- 8:30

Evening Session

  • Under the Night Sky: star stories and what “star” would you like to guide you in 2019?
  • Celebration of Candles and Song; a toast to the new year

Day 5: Closing

8:30- 9:00

Breakfast: 9:00

Shuttle Departs: 10:00

I look forward to sharing this time together with you! And if you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email.

Instructor Contact Information:

Gina Marie Mammano:




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.
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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:
  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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