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  • Bishop Booth Conference Center 20 Rock Point Road Burlington, VT, 05408 United States (map)

“The more I wonder, the more I love.” --Alice Walker


Winter is the season of deep listening. Begin the new year, not with resolutions and to-do’s, but with mindful practices to reignite your curiosity and contemplation. This time of deep darkness provides the perfect container for renewal and seeds of wonder.

A Circle of Trust® Retreat:

A Circle of Trust is a unique opportunity to slow down and renew and kindle one's courage.  Circles of Trust are based on the work of Parker J. Palmer, a remarkable teacher and author (A Hidden WholenessLet Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach). This retreat is facilitated by two nationally trained C&R facilitators, committed to the intention of reconnecting who we are with what we do.

The retreat will provide:

  • Space to nurture personal and professional integrity and the courage to act on it

  • Seasonal reflections to tap into your inner wisdom in the fertile darkness of winter

  • Opportunities to develop receptive listening practices to expand your inner capacity to lead a more authentic, meaningful & engaged life

  • Whole group, small group, and individual time to build connection with ourselves & others.

  • Practices to explore soul & role in light of our professional and personal lives

  • An opportunity to bring life questions to a Quaker style Clearness Committee

Thanks to the generous support of WholeHeart donors, we do have a scholarship fund.  Graduate Teacher Credit is also available through Castleton University.  For more information contact Holly Wilkinson (