Jean Shinoda Bolen

Jean Shinoda Bolen – Your One Wild and Precious Life: Imagination, Activism, Creativity—Soul Work! A VIRTUAL RETREAT

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our lives—for most it was a “time-out.” But it could be a “time-in.”  This is a liminal time, we are in an in-betwween phase, what we do now will determine what next. On a personal level. it is a time to become clear about what really matters. This is the intention of my workshop that has been transformed from in person to virtual. Take time with your dream life, on awakening go over them in your mind, take notes, and stay with those that stay with you. Know what is meaningful and motivated by love–‘In being true to what deeply matters to us, we become who we were meant to be.”

At Sophia Institute we are pivoting and learning to bring you programs that you know and love virtually in the comfort of your home.  We are pleased to announce that this program will be a VIRTUAL RETREAT.

Have you ever taken a personal retreat at home? If not, then doing so will be something worthwhile for you and a new, potentially lifelong, practice that will be beneficial ongoing.

The premise of Jean’s Jungian and spiritual perspective begins with the certainty that it matters what we do with our “one wild and precious life,” a quote from the poet, Mary Oliver. Most of us have an innate sense that there is a purpose to life related to the idea that life is a soul journey. To do what we came to do and be who we were meant to be is not so easy; especially in the midst of unchosen circumstance. Vulnerability and loss are both mythic and deeply personal experiences, as is aging.  What now? Jung’s individuation, Campbell’s finding your personal myth, the hero or heroine’s journey, Persephone’s abduction into the underworld, Hecate at the crossroad, are archetypal patterns that can provide insights to support us on our journeys.  Imagination precedes change—psyche is activated by stories, role models, and dreams that touch soul. Passion and imagination precedes creativity, healing, activism on behalf of ourselves and others. In being true to what deeply matters to us, we become who we were meant to be.

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Hourly Schedule

6:30 - 8:30
Friday Program
10:00 - 4:00
Saturday Workshop


Jun 05 2020 - Jun 06 2020


Full Retreat Including Friday Night Program $250Full Retreat $250 (FRIDAY NIGHT 6:30pm-8:30pm EST, Saturday 10am-4pm EST)

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Jean Shinoda Bolen

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Jean Shinoda Bolen