Date(s) - 10/17/2020
“Twelve Stepping Through the Pandemic”
October 17, 2020
A virtual retreat day sponsored by
Central New Mexico Intergroup
The CNMI silent retreat committee has finalized the details for our virtual fall retreat.
Here is a shortened version of our agenda:
The SATURDAY MORNING SESSION will be from 9:00 AM TO 12:00 NOON (MST): We’ll have a ‘meet and greet’ session followed by a guided meditation to help us get in the spirit of our retreat day together; then a speaker meeting on the topic of grief and dealing with isolation during the pandemic with ample time for sharing.
During the LUNCH BREAK there will be a paper craft opportunity. We’ll hear the story of and learn how to fold an origami ‘peace crane’.
The SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION will be from 1:30 TO 4:30 PM (MST): We’ll start the afternoon with ‘chair yoga’ and have another speaker meeting on the topic of how OA recovery helps us survive the pandemic, again with ample time for sharing. And finally, we’ll wrap up our retreat day with a session of sharing. To help us process the day, we’ll consider two questions: what will I take away from this day? What will I leave behind?
The SUNDAY MORNING HIKE IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM (8:00 to 9:00 AM MST) will be an hour- long hike along the Rio Grande River Walk led by a committee member with an invitation to meet for coffee afterwards. (masks and social distancing will be observed)
Our usual annual Fall Retreat is conducted largely in community silence; however, these are not ‘usual’ times so we have modified our agenda to accommodate the necessity of doing it virtually. We encourage all participants to treat this day as a retreat day by preparing a space in your home where you will be uninterrupted and able to be fully present to and mindful of the event.
Registration for this event will close on October 12th. Registrants will receive retreat materials and details as well as the zoom link via email on October 15th. There is no registration fee, but we are asking for a 7th tradition contribution to help support our annual retreat and our intergroup. Details on how to contribute will be in your registration materials.
If you are interested in registering, send your name, phone number, and email address to:
Ahava B. at firstname.lastname@example.org