Breitenbush Hot Springs Kintsugi Breaking and Mending
RETREAT IS FULL
Friday evening, May 20 through Sunday afternoon, May 22, 2022
Breitenbush Hot Springs Resort, Detroit, OR
Come join us on the land for these unique retreats where we will use and honor the arts of Kintsugi and SoulCollage as metaphors to explore the brokenness that lives in ourselves and in our Mother Earth, to acknowledge and honor our grief and find the beauty and gratitude that resides there.
Kintsugi (“golden joinery”) is an ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. As a philosophy, Kintsugi treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. It encompasses a philosophy of living, of finding beauty within the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting the natural cycles of growth and decay.
Many of us are living with broken hearts. We accumulate grief and carry it with us, often unseen and unexpressed. But grief can be a storehouse of power, a way to reconnect with how we love and honor what came before. Grief can help us find the beauty in our brokenness, while opening us to loving more and being of service in the world.
We will be at Breitenbush for three days. On day one we will offer the philosophy of Kintsugi as it relates to planet earth and participants will choose their bowls. On day two we will break and mend our bowls, and on day three we will create nature altars with mended bowls and discover the beauty and gratitude that can be born from brokenness.
Our days together will include ceremonial art and ritual, journaling, nature altar building, connecting with one another in community, and deep listening as we honor the place in us where grief, gratitude and beauty coexist.
Find out more about costs, lodging options, etc. by contacting GG here.
Words from a student
“GG’s love of making the world more beautiful is not just the foundation of what she does. The gatherings she holds for us to make our own creations does more than beautify our worlds. It lifts our souls. Beyond the art, it is the beauty we take home with us in our hearts.”
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