Finding God Through Your Body
Create a Unique Prayerbook for Your Life and Body
Facilitated by David Dunn Bauer
Gratitude, yearning, and healing. From your heart to your ass to your bones to your core. Each one of us inhabits a unique and marvelous body. Every aspect of our bodies holds special wisdom and a unique blessing. We are all capable of praying through our bodies and for our bodies with more intensity than we know. By building prayerful knowledge of our physical selves, we build genuine intimacy with God.
Devoting ourselves to three magical nights and days of self-care and self-respect, we practice yoga and share therapeutic and erotic massage. We will meditate and we will write. At the end, you will have distilled a personal prayerbook that is unique to your life and body. By combining acute spiritual presence and acute physical awareness we find strength to move past shyness and shame towards a more vivid sense of blessedness. We can become better lovers, better leaders, better teachers, better men.
This retreat is for men of all ages and body types, of any faith tradition or of none. All that is required is a desire to know yourself better and to open yourself to the Creative Mystery of the Universe.
Rabbi David Dunn Bauer is an experienced ritual leader, theatre artist, sacred intimate, activist, and writer. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and earned the Certificate in Sexuality and Religion from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. He has directed for theatre and opera companies in the United States, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Israel. David co-created "Celebrating the Body Judaic - a Body Electric retreat for Gay and Bisexual Jewish men" and he has taught about eros and spirituality for Jewish communities, queer communities, and retirement (!) communities around the United States. His numerous writings on God, Queerness, and sexuality are available in published anthologies and on-line. For many years David has taught at Easton's Eros Spirit Camp and has directed Camp Nehirim for Queer Jewish Men and Friends. He now serves as the Director of Social Justice Programming for Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in NYC. To learn more about his private practice in Queer Spiritual Counseling, please visit his website, www.queerspiritualcounseling.com.
Rates and Accomodations
All rates included housing, food and programming unless otherwise noted. Bookings are per person per bed
Does not include Housing. Use this option if you want to attend the programming and have meals, but wish to stay off campus.
Garden Cabin: $295
Our beautiful Garden Cabin is a dormitory style accommodation with 5 bunk beds that can accommodate up to 10 people. The bathroom facilities for guests staying in the Garden Cabin are located on the ground level of the Lodge, approximately 500 feet away.
Quad Room: $395
Each quad room has two sets of bunk beds. its own bathroom and a shower. You may be sharing with up to 3 other guests.
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