In Celtic cultures the role of the anam cara, or soul friend, was to offer encouragement and vision for the pilgrimage of life. 

Following that time honored tradition, Anam Cara Retreats offers both individuals and communities wisdom and companionship for the journey.

From retreat planning and leadership for individuals and faith based communities to journeys through sacred landscapes with kindred spirits, let us help you discover and deepen the movement of the spirit in your life, your community, and the world.

UPCOMING EVENTS . . .

Fourth Annual Moving Mindfully into the New Year Retreat
An On-Line, At Home Retreat, Tickets $40 plus service fee, Click here to order
Just as the evocative language of poetry opens us to a fresh way of seeing, so do threshold times and places invite us to look at our lives from different perspectives. Join us on this on-line, at home retreat as we explore poems that shed light in the darkness, expand our field of vision, and carry us across the threshold into a new year. 

Retreat materials sent to you ahead of time include readings, meditation suggestions, and questions for you to explore according to your own rhythm. Periodic emails will prompt times to pause for reflection.  Join us as we move mindfully into the new year.


Thin Spaces and Sacred Places:  A Celtic Spirituality Retreat
Saturday, February 6, 10 am - 3 pm at Washington National Cathedral
Tickets $25 plus service fee, Click here for more information and to order
A hallmark of Celtic spirituality is the idea of thin spaces—sacred places or threshold seasons where the veil between heaven and earth is particularly thin. As we linger in these liminal spaces, the divine presence may be more keenly experienced.

Join us for this day retreat as we explore the roots of Celtic spirituality and discern how the wisdom of this ancient tradition may breathe new life into our spiritual practices and awareness. Through story and silence, movement and meditation, conversation and contemplation find your own thin space to consider how the Holy is kindling your heart.




Ancient Wisdom for Today's Journey
Spiritual Practices for the
Season of  Samhain
(November 1 - January 31)

Reflect on the wisdom of your ancestors and those who have gone before you.


Look for glimmers of light in the world around you.


Take time for solitude and silence.


Consider what gifts and resources you have, How may you share those to meet the needs of those in your community?











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Read the blog, Postcards from the Pilgrim's Path