Descent & Return
The journey to enliven one’s heart.
A myth is like a stone dropped into the still waters of a clear lake; creating ripples in ever widening circles that reach the shore, inviting us to enter at any point and offering to orient us along the path.
In the ancient Sumerian myth of Queen Inanna, ruler of the Upper Worlds of Heaven and Earth and Queen Ereshkigal, ruler of the Lower Realm, we are introduced to a primal human experience.
The story presents one map for working with the full range of our individual experience- claiming all of who we are - so that our vitality and full presence in the world can be revealed.
We’ll use poetry, sand tray, journaling, discussion and time in nature to enter the territory of this timeless myth. Together, we’ll explore the guidance it offers for engaging with grief and loss and investigate ways to integrate the personal and collective wisdom illuminated by our own cyclical journeys of descent and return.
Where: Hondo Mesa Zendo
When: Friday, August 19, 6:30pm-8:30 pm
Saturday August 20th, 10 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, August 21st 10-1pm
Fee: $150.00 includes materials & a light meal on Saturday
For Registration Details Call: 575 776 8705 or 505 310 2765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Maximum: 12
Presenter, Rose Gordon has facilitated workshops and retreats since 1997. Her decades of scholarship, training and professional work includes a special degree in Hospice & Grief Counseling, serving as Director and Faculty Member for Upaya Zen Center’s Being with Dying Program, working as a Deputy Investigator for N.M. Office of the Medical Investigator and facilitation of Training Programs for Healthcare Professionals, Family Caregivers, Hospice Staff and Community Members in New Mexico, Colorado, Boston, New York and Dubai. Currently Ms. Gordon is Manager of Volunteer Services at VistaCare Hospice in Santa Fe, N.M.