We are excited to announce the details for the 2021 MSR Retreat! We have been hard at work adapting the program to offer an immersive experience that any MSR member can participate in remotely. Please save the dates and make plans to enroll as soon as the registration link goes live.
The MSR Retreat is a unique opportunity for reflection, learning, and community building specifically designed for MSR members. The MSR Retreat is co-created and pluralistic. The intention is to:
We draw on the principles of Appreciative Inquiry and Open Space Technology to spend our time together. Participants are free to attend any session or withdraw if they need quiet time.
Our tradition is to invite retreat participants to contribute to the program’s experiential sessions. This year, each session will span 30 to 90 minutes in which a participant facilitates a workshop experience or discussion on their teaching and/or sacred-tradition practice(s) (i.e. yoga, meditation, classroom activity, dialogue facilitation, music and the arts, etc.).
The Rhythm of Our Time
We’re holding an intention for participants to bring the spirit of ‘being on retreat’ to their lives during the totality of the program. Each person’s experience will have a unique rhythm in their day/week depending on your global time zone but everyone will share a mix of whole-group circle, break out sessions, and personal time.
The 2021 MSR Retreat will begin with an opening ceremony for the entire group on June 23rd at 9am EDT. The middle two days will consist of sessions scheduled around the clock to facilitate global participation - a blend of Whole Group Plenary sessions, optional workshop offerings, and opportunities to engage in private or small group inquiry and reflection. And on the final day we will gather to draw on the creative energy and relationships formed throughout the event to focus on our future research projects.
Given the opportunity to evolve this year’s MSR Retreat to a ‘distributed’ format and the remarkable circumstances bringing us together on a global scale, this chance to gather the MSR Community in Retreat together is more important than ever and we know you will experience deep fulfillment through participating.
We’ll let you know when registration opens on the AOM website.
In the meantime, if you have any questions or are interested in leading one of the sessions, please reach out by reply to this message or to any of us (info below) any time.