Direct from Chartres : The Art of Pilgrimage

with Phil Cousineau and Hosted by Lauren Artress

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Join us from afar with video recordings of the daily program from our 2023 Summer Pilgrimage

Includes guided meditations, talks, conversations and village vignettes. Watch at your own time and pace with four daily broadcasts from France!

Unable to travel to Chartres this June? We're opening a window into our morning programs. Sign up to receive video recordings from four days of morning meditations, talks by Phil Cousineau, discussions between Phil and Lauren Artress, and video vignettes around Chartres village with Lars Howlett. Watch the journey unfold June 13-17th at your own time and pace.

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For at least 60,000 years people from around the world, in every age and culture, have dealt with personal or historical crises by setting off on pilgrimages—spiritually transformative journeys to sacred sites—in order to revitalize and reorient themselves. Our time is marked by a series of such crises, including a crisis of meaning, and the precipitous rise in pilgrimages in every faith reflects an ardent search for meaning— personal answers to ultimate questions—in modern times. In our workshop we will use animated discussion, photography and film clips from the presenter’s own work, contemplative music, poetry, journaling, walking the labyrinth, as well as daily prompts so we might reflect upon the soul-stirring pleasures of pilgrimage.

The ultimate goal of our time together will be to learn a few simple but poetic daily practices that have the power to transform virtually any kind of travel into a sacred journey. In this way, as the Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh suggested, we might recognize our own backyard as sacred ground.

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When does the course start and finish?
The recordings are being posted from Chartres each day if all goes well with the upload process. You can watch at your own time and pace.
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