contemplation ahead...


TheMoses & I are planning a retreat...

For the last year or so, we've been talking about going to a place together where we can disconnect from the regular & get away for some contemplation... (in the vein of the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality book by Scazzero.

After lots of searching, I found a place that is relatively clost to where we are, Vina, California. In early April, we're off to New Clairveaux for about 3 days. It's a Trappist monastery that allows individuals & small groups (up to 3 at a time) to come to their site for rest, personal enrichment, silence, etc.

A bonus is that the monks support themselves by making vino - you can find out more about that HERE.

I'm not sure what to expect, other than some quiet personal reflective time, & also some bonding time with TheMoses.

12 launchings into the blogosphere....:

shontell said...

awesome. On the opposite end of that, The Man and I are going together to learn to snowboard. There is a good chance you will get a chance to sign my cast.

digapigmy said...

for some reason i thought i was reading noel's blog. i was contemplating if it was going too far to suggest that one might expect the moses to possibly take advantage when you get tipsy. now it's definitely going too far --which makes it impossible not to post.

keep your wits about you, scoey.

TPluckyT said...

Go . . . drink . . . think . . . (or is it think . . . drink?)

scoey-d said...

Shontae... thanks - keep your knees bent. And you can get pink now as a cast color.

Brintus- thanks for the warning & encouragement - btw - isn't it time for ye to start blogging again?

TPT- solitude... Petit Syrah... deep thoughts... = meaning of life stuff.

noel said...

i'm jealous.

digapigmy said...

you should be, noel. you should be.

JayBird said...

have a good time. i'm looking forward to the trip report. make sure you guys hug and dance a lot. i'm serious.

laura said...

do they allow girls? or is this only a "man-treat" type of a place?
jaybird- haven't we discussed the topic of hugging?

Jen in Budapest said...

You know, I was going to make a joke about the city name being Vina, Cali but there's not joke here. This is a serious monastary with some serious vino in Vina Cali.

shontell said...

AHAHA NICE JEN. I actually know a girl from Regina Canada. I see you reading it like Re-GEENA, but no. It isn't. You say it Re GI NA. You know, just a couple letters away from...

digapigmy said...

you say re-geena, i say re-gi-na, let's call the whole thing off.

SeƱor H said...

I was waiting for you to say something Brent.