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Lenten Soul Tending in the High Desert – G200311CDS

Workshop ID: G200311
Dates: March 1 - March 6
Price: $595.00 - $1,275.00
Lent, traditionally a soul-searching, penitential season to prepare for Easter resurrection, is a time to peel away the unnecessary, distill meaning and live into what is most important. Come explore and nourish your inner landscape and wellbeing while awakening joy and healing in the stillness and raw beauty of the New Mexico High Desert.
Based upon the 2018 book by Rev. Anita Amstutz, Soul Tending: Journey into the Heart of Sabbath, this retreat invites communities or individuals into themes of “Sabbath Mind”- simplicity, prayer, hospitality, play, nature as companion, creativity and re-imagining our work in the world.
“Sabbath is threshold time. The Celts called it “thin time”. It is a space and place where the veil between worlds is either ripped away or billows out before us as a gauzy, shimmering invitation. She asks us to step deeper into the mysteries of our inner landscape…into the landscapes around us that we usually do not notice. It is a time for rest, prayer, worship, art, song, music, sex, silence, loved ones, and food. Nature is a wonderful Sabbath companion.”
This retreat takes place at Casa del Sol, away from the main ranch, which provides quiet and safe space for work that engages spirit and focus, dedicated to deep spiritual and artistic contemplation.


Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$855.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,275.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,265.00
Anita Amstutz

Reverend Anita Amstutz is an ordained Mennonite minister who has led congregations in the Rio Grande watershed and Rocky Mountain region for over 16 years. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she works ecumenically with the

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 505.685.1017 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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