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The Art of Pilgrimage: A Workshop on Sacred Journey

January 21, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Art of Pilgrimage:
A Workshop on Sacred Journey

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2023, 9:30–3:30 P.M. (note change in time)
in person in Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom; registration required for either option

Facilitated by Phil Cousineau

A pilgrimage is a spiritually transformative journey to a sacred place. This workshop will focus on seven spiritual practices intended to augment your travels, whether sacred or secular. Each practice is designed to help the traveler be present in the moment, to experience the miracles of the world with all the senses, to show respect and reverence for the sites you visit, and to honor those who walked there before you. Richard Neibuhr once said: “Pilgrims are poets who create by taking journeys.” Using photography, brief film clips on pilgrimage, contemplative music and other media, participants will explore this sacred work together. Please bring a journal, pen or pencil, and a favorite spiritual poem or passage pertinent to an upcoming journey. Saint Mark’s is devoting intentional focus to the spiritual practice of pilgrimage in 2023 and beyond with an invitation to see travel, near and far, can be a sacred enterprise.

Phil Cousineau is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, story consultant and editor, travel leader and inspirational speaker on myth in the modern world. He has published more than 40 books, including The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work, The Oldest Story in the World, and The Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker’s Guide to Making Travel Sacred. Learn more about Phil here.

Fee $65, includes light lunch Saturday and snacks (scholarships available). Pre-registration required; registration link will be posted here when it is available.


January 21, 2023
9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Bloedel Hall
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