Between the dates December 15th to January 30th Fee: $140
Late Registration is Jan 30th to Last minute walk-ins: Fee $160
There are no refunds but the admission price is transferrable.
Have brunch with keynote speaker Barbara Holmes, Sunday February 3rd. This is a Supporting Member only invitation. Sign up early as this is limited to 40 people. Cost is $40.00. Not a member? Join HERE
Walk2Connect at the 2019 SDCO Convention
Walk2Connect is happy to facilitate contemplative walking experiences at this year’s SDCO Conference as we share and reflect on the wisdom of Dr. Barbara Holmes. For more information and to register for one of three walks click on the time you are interested in:
February 1st, 6:00 - 6:45 PM
February 2nd, 8:00 - 8:30 AM
February 2nd, 12:15 - 12:45 PM
Would you like to stay in the area during the conference? A special rate is available at SpringHill Suites. Click HERE for more information and to make a reservation.
We are very pleased to have Cliff Berrien working with Dr. Holmes and providing musical inspiration during the conference. Cliff Berrien has over 40 years of experience as a drummer & percussionist, dj and music educator. He has used his degree in psychology where he focused on studying cultural expressions of collective joy as transformative ways to develop creativity, cultural dexterity and contemplative practice. Cliff combines his interest in the diversity of the worlds music and contemplative practices with a passion for building compassionate community as a member of the Center for Action and Contemplation Program Design team. Cliff is deeply grateful for this opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Holmes.
Renew the Face of the Earth is a large-scale collage, in the style of a stained glass window. Both the title and the content are inspired by Psalm 104, a beautiful hymn to the world and its Creator, which includes the verse "You send forth your spirit and they are created, and so you renew the face of the earth." It is at once humbling and elevating to remember that we are creatures among many creatures, all of whom are in relationship with the Source of Life. When we find ourselves feeling disconnected or out of sync, sometimes renewing our connection with the natural world (which of course includes humanity) can help us regain our balance.
If you look closely at this piece of art, you will notice that a great many of the details mentioned in the Psalm have been represented here, which is intended to help us remember our inherent connection with the entire web of life.