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You are on an adventure.

If you don’t already know it, take a minute to consider that your adventure began the moment of your first breath. Like you, I can’t remember the start. Then, as I grew older, I considered that there would one day be a last breath. When I did, I took to heart the way that I’d been living and asked if my lifestyle matched what my heart felt. I weighed my actions against my ideals.

This started a new adventure. I mulled over questions, Am I limited and mechanistic, a consumer? Or am I unbounded and creative, a creator? Good contemplative questions can’t be answered in a flash. You cannot turn away and pretend you didn't see them. At the time when I stopped to ask what the question wanted from me, I was the creative director of a marketing firm in New York City. Today, having followed the question like a cookie crumb trail, my life is less entangled with money, and I live on an off-grid homestead that I created in southern New Mexico. I learned that all aspects of our lives can be revolutionary, each act sacred.

We each live our own unique adventures, but some things about adventures are the same. After all, we share the same taproot. As a part of the living we contain a share of the common sense. This Sufi style retreat weaves story, contemplations, and spiritual practice. The goal? To reach the part of ourselves that is knowing. It begins with a shift from ordinary interest, view, pace, and priorities. We turn instead to nature, the truest book. The discovery that follows is your own.  

Retreat is a wonderful way to begin a project, commitment, inquiry, or promise. Consider contemplative questions before arriving. Is something new dawning? Do you have a burning question? Is there a change or challenge you must soon meet? I hope you will join me. To be your guide is my greatest pleasure.

Mirror of the Heart: A Sufi Retreat with Wendy Tremayne
Saturday, September 21st, 2013 from 3 – 6pm
Immediately followed by dinner and Full Moon Autumnal Equinox Celestial Celebration (8pm to 3am)

$65 Full Day Ticket – workshop, dinner & Full Moon admission
Click here to register online

At COSM, Alex Grey's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
46 Deer Hill Rd., Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, 845.297.2323 

Wendy Jehanara Tremayne is the author of The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments In Hands-On Living (Storey Publishing June 2013), a contemplative and practical guide to a post consumer life.  She is a retreat guide of the Sufi Order International, completed a four-year study of Sufism at The Suluk Academy led by Pir Zia Inayat Khan, and is the southwestern New Mexico regional coordinator for the Sufi Order International, a yoga teacher, writer, author and conceptual artist.

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