NOMC 2009 SPRING RETREAT
“A man’s work is nothing more than to rediscover, through the detours of art (myth ritual, poetry, music), those one or two images in the presence of which his heart first opened.” Albert Camus.
We invite you to join us in remembering when your hearts first opened, in reclaiming your heart’s desire and delight, in facing the fears and obstacles that stand in the way of the quest to fulfill your heart’s desire and to learn the critical importance of soulful companions in making possible the realization of your heart’s delight.
“ What was missing from most people’s lives were opportunities to participate in the great symbols of life, to encounter the great passions, and to immerse themselves in meaningful human community.”
“What happens to a dream deferred…does it dry up, crust over, stink, explode..?” Langston Hughes
“Follow your bliss.” Joseph Campbell
“Where your heart is, there will your treasure be.” The Gospel of Matthew
“Our deepest fear is not that we are
inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” Marianne
“It is only with the heart that one sees rightly.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery
THE NOMC SPRING RETREAT WILL BE HELD -
APRIL 17 thru 19, 2009
AT KING’S ARROW
WHAT TO EXPECT
We seek to provide a safe place for men to connect with themselves,
other men, and the environment. Large and small group experiences,
As well as some time alone, are planned. In our mythopoetic tradition,
storytelling, poetry, drumming, and sharing from the heart can be expected
PLEASE INVITE ANOTHER MAN TO COME WITH YOU.
Visit our web site: http://www.thenomc.org/retreats.html
Arrive on Friday, April 17. Check in and cabin assignment will begin at 5 pm. Plan to arrive no later than 6pm in time for dinner, followed by our opening ritual which will begin at 7pm.
You may choose to arrive as early as you wish on Friday to check out the grounds, take a meditation hike, or even play a round of golf (green fees extra).
The retreat will end after lunch on Sunday.
DIRECTIONS TO KAR
King’s Arrow Ranch ,
Hillsdale, MS., is just east off exit 35 on I-59 North; 75 miles North of New
Orleans and 30 miles south of
In case of emergency, you can be reached thru the KAR phone # 601-796-3423.
Everyone including veterans of this retreat please see What to Bring below!
PRE-REGISTER VIA E-MAIL
We ask that you pre-register by April 13 so we can estimate lodging and meals required. To register, just reply to this email and let us know you will be there (email@example.com).
If you do not have email, call one of the facilitators to register. A confirmation letter with more details will be sent upon registration. For
confidentiality and privacy, information provided for registration will only be available to retreat participants.
The cost of the retreat is $120, which covers all meals and lodging.
You can pay by check or cash upon arrival.
If you need financial assistance, please contact a facilitator. No one will be refused due to lack of funds.
NOMC PLANNING MEETING
After the closing ceremony on Sunday, a meeting will be held to discuss the next retreat as well as other business. This meeting is open to any attendee.
Contact the facilitators:
George Beals………. 662-312-2099
Dan O’Neill………… 404-816-5647
Jim O’Neill…………. 504-427-8023
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What to Bring!
Limited snacks will be provided and feel free to bring your favorite snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
Please consider bringing your own drinking cups and water bottles so we are more environmentally friendly.
Materials to journal if you wish.
Anything you need to be comfortable in a rustic environment .
See website for more suggestions