Sacred Thought, Sacred Communication, Sacred Politics: July 22nd – 24th, 2017

May 2, 2017

A Three Day Renewal of Self and Community

A Workshop with with Glenn Aparicio Parry, PhD
Guest Presenters: JoAnne O’Brien-Levin PhD and Mike Two Bears Andrews (Ceremonialist)

July 22nd-24th, 2017

At the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, NM

The Mabel Dodge Luhan House

The Mabel Dodge Luhan House

July 22nd-24th, 2017
Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos, NM

When the Indian sage Ramana Maharshi was asked, “How should we treat others?,” he replied, “There are no others.” This is the starting premise for our experience together. What we see as other is only a projection of what we have rejected in ourselves. We may feel repelled by certain ideas and perspectives, but we are unwittingly dancing with them, as shadow dances with light, always remaining connected. We suffer to the extent that our thoughts and perspectives feel separate from others and from Nature—and we are healed to the extent we perceive them as emanating from the same, original source.

The 3-day retreat begins with the sacred ritual of breaking bread together at the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan house (known for their gourmet meals); we continue with storytelling, dialogue, dreamwork, and contemplative time with Nature. The second day will begin with Glenn Aparicio Parry addressing subjects from Original Thinking and his new book (in progress) Sacred Politics, and then the remainder of the time will be devoted to group processes.

In this retreat, everywhere we turn is our teacher. Whether in dialogue, silent communion with Nature; or in the sharing of dreams—we practice the art of deep listening—and we potentially discover a myriad of ways in which we are all fed from the same, sacred source. The practice and realization of this truth has the potential to transform the way we think, the way we communicate, and the way we act and perceive political action in the world. It has the potential to align our thoughts and action with the pulse of nature and to be enormously healing. And it can also be fun.

Glenn Aparicio Parry, PhD, is the author of the Nautilus award-winning book Original Thinking: A Radical Revisioning of Time, Humanity, and Nature (North Atlantic Books, 2015), and is currently working on a new book Sacred Politics, which both revisions the political history of the United States and provides guidelines for future healing. Parry is an educator, speaker, and eco-psychologist whose life-long passion is to reform thinking into a coherent, cohesive, whole. The founder and past president of the SEED Institute, Parry is currently the director of a grass-roots think tank, the Circle for Original Thinking.  He earned his BA in Psychology from Allegheny College and then went on to earn both his MA in East-West Psychology and his PhD in Humanities with a concentration in Transformative Learning from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Parry organized and participated in the groundbreaking Language of Spirit conferences from 1999-2011 that brought together Native and Western scientists in dialogue, moderated by Leroy Little Bear. He has also appeared in several documentary films, including “Journey to Turtle Island” by Spanish film maker Miryam Servet, and “SEEDing Change: A Retrospective of the Language of Spirit Dialogues,” directed by Joyce Anastasia and produced by the Foundation for Global Humanity.

He is a member of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the Theosophical Society as part of a life-long interest in bridging the arts and sciences. His first career was as a rock and roll booking agent living in Woodstock, NY. He lives in northern New Mexico.

JoAnne O’Brien-Levin, PhD (Annenburg School of Communication), is a founding research member of the Society for Organizational Learning (SOL) at MIT and has published several books and articles on topics of organizational learning and creative business methodology, including Business Revolution through Ancestral Wisdom with Tu Moonwalker and Lané Saán Moonwalker. O’Brien-Levin, the principal editor of Original Thinking by Glenn Aparicio Parry, is currently a consultant, editor, and thinking partner for many authors

Online Registration

Retreat Tuition: (Includes 2 Night’s Lodging at Mabel Dodge Luhan House, First Night’s Dinner, Two Breakfasts and Lunch)

Private Room: $550.00 per person
Shared Room: $450.00 per person
Commuter Rate (without lodging but still includes meals): $250.00 per person

Lodging is handled by Circle for Original Thinking, not Mabel Dodge Luhan House, and booked at time of registration subject to availability on first come first served basis.

Please click the appropriate payment button below. If you are registering multiple people, you will have to return to this page and register each person separately.

$550.00 (Includes two nights private lodging and meals)
$450.00 (Includes two nights shared lodging and meals)
$250.00 (No lodging, but still includes meals)

If you prefer to register by mail, please send your check payable to Circle for Original Thinking to:

Circle for Original Thinking
12231 Academy NE #307-244
Albuquerque, NM 87111

No cancellations after July 1.

For questions, more information, or specific lodging requests call:
(505) 480-8000

Retreat Schedule

Saturday, July 22nd
3pm: Check-In at Mabel Dodge Luhan House
4pm: Dinner at Mabel Dodge Luhan
6:30 – ~8:30pm: Introductions and Storytelling

Sunday, July 23rd
8am:  Breakfast at Mabel Dodge (included)
9am-10:30am: Sacred Thought, Sacred Politics (Introduction – Glenn A. Parry)
10:30-10:45am: Break
10:45-12:15pm: Sacred Communication with JoAnne O’Brien-Levin
12:30-2pm: Lunch at Mabel Dodge
2-5pm: Dialogue Circle facilitated by Glenn Aparicio Parry
5-7pm: Dinner (on your own)
7-9pm: Dream Work

Monday, July 24th
8am: Breakfast at Mabel Dodge
9am-9:30am: Checkout from Mabel Dodge (Bag storage available)
9:30- 12:30pm: Dialogue and Closing Ceremony