2021 Virtual Gathering

A time and place for:

  • Connection – with intentional open space/lounge, meeting each other and deep connection in small groups settings
  • Awe/ritual
  • Embodied prayers (body prayers)
  • Sharing our concerns for Earth

As we continue to venture forward on this journey of life, during these provocative times, the Board of Creation Spirituality Communities would like to invite you to participate in a collective proclamation of prophetic living: the 2021 CSC Virtual Gathering! 

Our time together will showcase longtime leaders of our movement who have birthed our reality with their creativity and vision. We will also be celebrating the tremendous legacy of Matthew Fox and the people who have been nourished by his life’s work. Some of our guests will be:

Matthew FoxJoanna MacyBrian Swimme
Yeye Luisah TeishStarhawkJennifer Berezan
Michael Mansfield, Undergraduate AdvisorMichael MansfieldKaleo ChingGail Ransom
Daniel BarberJerry MaynardThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Adriana.jpgAdriana Diaz
Theodore RichardsThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is jhh.jpegJaih Hunter-Hillheadshot arms crossed brightened.jpgChelsea MacMillan
Soyinka Rahim

and other leaders who are currently propelling us into the next stage of our growth as a movement for spirit-led social transformation!  We will be steeped in their wisdom and the collective wisdom of those gathered for living sustainably in these difficult times. 

This virtual retreat will be a rhythm of body prayer, keynotes, small groups, art as meditation opportunities, and visiting with one another.  You can enjoy it via Zoom wherever you are!

We invite each of you and your communities to join us for this adventure by registering today! Click on the link below and if you would like to sponsor someone to attend the gathering, please register them as well!

Registration for the entire weekend is only $250 ($200 for Members) until November 30th December 10th, $300 after.

To attend the Legacy Celebration on Saturday evening (only), registration starts at $50.

Friday
Jan 15
(PST/CST/EST)
Saturday
Jan 16
(PST/CST/EST)
Sunday
Jan 17
(PST/CST/EST)
Morning7/9/10a  Coffee
8/10/11a Body Prayer w/Gail Ransom
8:30/10:30/11:30a Plenary: Brian SwimmeFalling in love: the blessings of awe and wonder (Postiva)
9:30/11:30/12:30a BREAK and Art-as-Meditation w/Daniel Barber
10a/12/1p Seminar Tracks*
11a/1/2p LUNCH BREAK
7/9/10a  Coffee
8/10/11a Body Prayer w/Michael Mansfield
8:30/10:30/11:30a Plenary: Yeye (Luisah) TeishBreakthrough and creativity: the blessings of resilience and birthing (Creativa)
9:30/11:30a/12:30p BREAK and Art-as-Meditation w/Soyinka Rahim
10a/12/1p Seminar Tracks
11a/1/2p LUNCH BREAK
Afternoon12/2/3p Plenary: Joanna MacyLetting go: the blessings of being present to what is (Negativa)
1/3/4p Seminar Tracks
2/4/5p Art-as-Meditation** w/Kaleo Ching
4/6/7p BREAK
12/2/3p Plenary: Panel w/Theodore Richards, Chelsea MacMillan, Adriana Diaz, Jaih Hunter-Hill, Jerry MaynardIntersectionality and interconnectedness: the blessings of transformation, justice, community (Transformativa)
1/3/4p Seminar Tracks
2/4/5p Closing Ritual
3/5/6p Finish
Evening
4/6/7p Welcome
4:30/6:30/7:30p Body Prayer w/Kaleo Ching
5/7/8p Keynote: Matthew Fox
6/8/9p Opening Ritual
CELEBRATION OF MATHEW FOX LEGACY***
5/7/8p Welcome
– Tributes to Matthew Fox and Creation Spirituality’s legacy
– Solo by Jennifer Berezan
– Toasts to Matthew 
– Ritual of Blessing led by Starhawk

*Seminar Tracks (register for 1):

  • Creation Spirituality Immersion Retreat
  • Small Group Leadership Training
  • Living the Four Paths

**Art-as-meditation: A shamanic journey, art, and sharing/closure

Art materials to have on hand: 

  • An Art journal or one or two sheets of 8 x10 or 9 x 12 watercolor paper (90 lb to 140 lb)
  • favorite magazines with good color photos, scissors, exacto knife and glue, a couple of paper plates to use as palettes, towels, paint brushes (small, medium, large), container for water for brushes; pencil or pen for journaling
  • If you have a favorite art media, you can use it:  watercolors, acrylic paint, glitter, chalk, oil pastels, color pencils, etc.

*** Celebration of Matthew Fox’s and Creation Spirituality’s Legacy

This will be time to celebrate the impact and legacy of Creation Spirituality and the work and thinking of Matthew Fox in honor of his 80th Birthday. You are encouraged to come ready to toast and cheer for the ways in which Creation Spirituality has impacted your life and the lives of so many others around the world.

If you are registered for the entire Gathering, then the Celebration is included in your registration fee. If you (or your friends) would like to attend the Celebration, but aren’t able to participate in the Gathering, you can register for just the Celebration at one of several levels.

If you have already registered for the Gathering and you would like to sponsor the Celebration in addition, you can do that by clicking on the following links (which will take you to PayPal to make your sponsorship donation):

$50
$100
$250
$500