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Schedule of Events

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Note: Schedule is subject to change.

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.    Leadership Institute
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.    Men’s Institute
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.    Spirituality and Health Care Institute
4:00–5:00 p.m.            Tibetan sand mandala ceremony
5:00 p.m.                     Exhibitor space open to public
7:00 p.m.                     Welcome to Emerging Wisdom 2015
                                    Free Community Event: Dan Horan, OFM,
                                    Emerging Wisdom for Today’s Spiritual
                                    Seekers: Learning from Saint Francis and
                                    Thomas Merton.


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Emerging Wisdom Conference
7:00 a.m.                     Morning contemplative practice (optional)
9:00–9:30 a.m.            Morning session: Welcome and ritual
                                    gathering
9:30–10:30 a.m.          Morning session: Kathleen Deignan, CND,  
                                    “Recovering Paradise: Thomas Merton’s
                                    Wisdom for Earth’s Dark Night

10:30–11:00 a.m.        Break
11:00 a.m.                   Morning session: Pir Zia Inayat-Khan,
                                    Universal Truths in Sufi Spiritual
                                    Companioning”

12:00–12:10 p.m.        Conference spiritual direction with Valerie
                                    Brown and Karen Erlichman
12:30–1:30 p.m.          Midday meal (included)
2:00–3:15 p.m             Workshop I
2:00–5:00 p.m.            Field trip
3:45–5:00 p.m.            Workshop II
5:00–7:00 p.m.            Meal break
7:00 p.m.                     Evening session: Meet the 2015 New
                                    Contemplatives and conference
                                    spiritual direction


Thursday, 16 April 2015

Emerging Wisdom Conference
7:00 a.m.                     Morning contemplative practice (optional)
9:00–9:30 a.m.            Morning session: Brian McDermott, SJ,
                                    Contemplative Experience in Spiritual
                                    Direction

10:30–11:00 a.m.        Break
11:00 a.m.                   Morning session: Pir Zia Inayat-Khan,
                                    Significance of the Sufi Tradition in an
                                    Interfaith World

12:00–12:10 p.m.        Conference spiritual direction
12:30–1:30 p.m.          Midday meal (included)
2:00–3:15 p.m.            Workshop III
2:00–5:00 p.m.            Field trip (Full)
3:45–5:00 p.m.            Workshop IV
5:00–7:00 p.m.            Meal break
7:30 p.m.                     Evening session: Harry Pickens
                                    Contemplative concert


Friday, 17 April 2015

Emerging Wisdom Conference
9:00 a.m.                     Morning session: Krista Tippett,
                                    "Mystery and the Art of Living"
11:00 a.m.                   Special recorded message from Parker
                                    Palmer

11:30 a.m.                   Envision the future with Valerie Brown and
                                    Karen Erlichman
Noon Adjourn
12:30–2:00 p.m.         Tibetan sand mandala ceremony


Saturday, 18 April 2015

Emerging Wisdom Pilgrimage

Full. To join the waitlist, please e-mail Brittany Waldean at events@sdiworld.org.

Location: Multiple sacred sites
Time: 8:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.  
Pilgrim Guide: Jonathan Montaldo


Sunday–Wednesday, 19–22 April 2015

Emerging Wisdom Contemplative Retreat

Full. To join the waitlist, please e-mail Brittany Waldean at events@sdiworld.org.

Location:
Nazareth Retreat Center, Nazareth, Kentucky
Dates: 1 p.m. Sunday, 19 April 2015–1 p.m. Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Contemplative Retreat Guide: Jonathan Montaldo


Scheduling

Wisdom from past Spiritual Directors International event participants: The full schedule provides many opportunities for learning and engagement. Please make sure you take care of yourself. If you need more quiet time, select fewer options. If you seek stimulation, take advantage of all the options.

Select a schedule that works best for you. Give yourself permission to make space for your contemplative needs. A twenty-four hour meditation space will be available during the conference.  To discover local sacred sites and emerging wisdom, plan your visit to Kentucky with ideas on the sacred sites webpage. Register now!


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