Retreat with Brian Swimme

Brian Swimme
The Future Pressing In – Where Is Hope to Be Found?
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November 22-24, 2024

Where do we find meaning, connection, and a sense of the sacred in a challenging and divisive time? The future is pressing in. How do we move past disillusionment and discouragement and maintain our zest for living as we move into the future?

More than ever, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s understanding that humanity and, in fact, the entire universe is “going forward” toward a transformative consciousness, the Noosphere, which provides the basis for a renewed faith in human development.

Join cosmologist Brian Thomas Swimme in an exploration of spiritual pathways to a deeper understanding of evolving consciousness as a foundation for hope. The weekend’s presentations will reflect Brian’s personal journey, i.e. the shaping of his life and view of the Universe and the Noosphere. There is, indeed, a reason for hope in Cosmological Consciousness that can reshape and empower our lives, too.

Brian, Director of the Center for the Story of the Universe and a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, is a long-time friend of Santa Sabina Center. It is a joy to welcome him for our final weekend retreat at the Center.  Brian is the author of The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos, and The Universe is a Green Dragon. He is co-author of The Universe Story, which is the result of a ten-year collaboration with cultural historian, Thomas Berry. Swimme is also the creator of three educational video series: Canticle to the CosmosThe Earth’s Imagination, and The Powers of the Universe. He co-wrote and hosted the 60-minute documentary film Journey of the Universe (2013), broadcast on PBS television stations nationwide. His newest book will be released in November and will be available at the retreat.

Fee: $450 (room, lodging and presentations)
Registration deposit
Deposit: $200