Contemplative Walks Registration Information
Prepared for Spiritual Direction Colorado Conference
February 1-3, 2019
is not silent,
it moans, hums, and bends
to the rhythm of a dancing universe.
It is a fractal of transcendent hope,
a hologram of God’s heart,
a black hole of unknowing.”
-Dr. Barbara Holmes
All spiritual traditions hold walking as a sacred practice through which we experience a deeper connection with the Sacred around us. 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. Walk2Connect is an innovative worker-owned cooperative working to create whole-health walking programs focused on connection to others, to the places we live, and to ourselves. Maria Rosa Galter, your contemplative walk facilitator at this conference, is a graduate of the Benedictine Spiritual Formation Progra, a Core-Owner of Walk2Connect, and the creator of Walking Inspiritus.
Meeting Point: We will meet at the west entrance of the Arvada Center, just outside the doors to the lower level. Look for the Walk2Connect sign and a group of people gathering.
Venue Notes: All walks will take place just outside the conference venue, the Arvada Center.
Cancellation Policy: We will walk rain or shine, so please be prepared for the weather. In the event that you are unable to join us, please cancel as soon as possible by contacting the conference registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org. For last minute cancellations please email email@example.com.
Walking Experience Descriptions:
Contemplative Walking Experiences (Friday, Feb 1, Evening Walk) | 45 Minutes: This contemplative walking experience moves at a gentle, conversational walking pace and offers an opportunity to center, listen more deeply, and set personal intentions based on the themes of the conference. Drawing upon the wisdom of Dr. Barbara Holmes, the walk will include guided invitations for deeper conversation and an opportunity to walk with each other observing sacred silence while our steps bless the Earth and all its creatures as an embodied prayer. We will walk on sidewalks and gravel paths around the Arvada Center.
Contemplative Walking Experience (Saturday Morning and Saturday Lunchtime Walks) | 30 Minutes:
This will be a gently paced contemplative walk to set aside time for reflection on the wisdom of Dr. Barbara Holmes and conference themes, personal centering, and walking in sacred silence in community as a presence of compassion and peace. This walk will invite us into a deeper awareness and connection within ourselves, each other, and the Sacred all around, allowing the teachings of the conference to integrate and expand within us as we walk. We will walk on sidewalks and gravel paths around the Arvada Center.
Other information and details:
Cost: The registration cost for each walk is $10 and space is limited. Click on the links below to register.
What to bring: Plan to dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, and bring water.
Please note: This contemplative walking experience is a part of the 2019 SDCO Spirituality Conference and is solely open to those who are attending the conference. For more information and to register for the conference (if you haven't done so already), visit the Conference Event Page.
Waivers and Confirmation:
Once you are confirmed, you will be asked to sign a Walk2Connect waiver in your confirmation email.
Schedule Walk #2:
Saturday, February 2nd 8:00- 8:30 AM Walk2Connect Contemplative Walking Experience--30 minutes