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.
Nature and Writing Workshop at Washington National Cathedral
Writing In and Writing Out
I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown,
for going out, I found, was really going in. —John Muir
Explore the rhythm of spending time in nature and turning inward to reflect on its wisdom by entering into the process naturalist John Muir described as “going out and going in.” Learn from the words and experiences of poets such as Mary Oliver and Charles Wright before taking time to engage your own experiences through simple writing exercises.
Ancient Wisdom for Today's Journey
Spiritual Practices and Questions for Lammas (Lughnasadh)
(August 1 - October 31)
Offer gratitude for the abundance you have in your life.
Make yourself aware of areas of scarcity in your community and in the world. What can you to do help?