Join us for an evocative retreat weekend that will consider three of the world’s prominent spiritual teachers and the timeless wisdom that flows from their inspirational example. Emphasis will be placed on the sacred teachings they each imparted through their respective life story and cultivation of authentic living.
From a Christian perspective, retreatants will be invited to explore and experience the areas of intersection amongst Christian, Buddhist, and Islamic beliefs/rituals while also considering their intentional application to 21st century spirituality and mysticism. Throughout the weekend, there will be opportunities to creatively experience these spiritual figures and connect with the truth they offer to contemporary seekers. Lastly, participants will emerge from the program with a timely awareness about the relevant gifts of Jesus, Buddha, and Rumi for our world and the healing role they can serve in fostering peaceful collaboration amongst all believers.
A journal and comfortable shoes are great companions for this program. There will be an outdoor fire pit/gathering one evening, and built into the weekend will be various times for individual exploration and occasional silence.
Please arrive for the retreat at 7pm on Friday. Your lunch and dinner on Saturday is included. Breakfasts and lodging are not included with this commuter option.
Gordon Creamer, creator of the Mission Bridge, earned his master’s in Spiritual & Pastoral Care from Loyola University. He has been involved in programming and operations in healthcare since 2001 at various Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Hospice communities. He is currently advancing towards a doctorate in Ministry at the Ecumenical Institute at St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, MD. Gordon has facilitated numerous retreats and workshops that focus on creating opportunities for participants to explore and enhance their spirituality and well-being through various media. Affirming the journey of adults, individuals with memory impairment and members of the LGBTQ+ community is a passion for him. In the last several years, he has fostered support groups and programs for caregivers and those who are grieving losses. Gordon is also a certified spiritual director who welcomes all in discovering the spiritual life as a means of healing, growing and thriving. For more information, please visit www.themissionbridge.com.