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Continuing Studies welcomes a host of venerable visionaries

This year we welcome six Venerable Visionaries to our lifelong learning conversations. Cultural artisans, leaders in their fields, elders, artists, activists, poets, philosophers, storytellers, and warriors. Each of them brings a unique voice, a rarefied alchemy to alter and change our landscape in luminous and life affirming ways.

Last week we shared with you the news that Meg Wheatley will be returning this year for an intensive retreat in November at Stowel Lake Farm on Salt Spring Island. In December Robert Bateman will join us with his perennial wisdom and rare aesthetic way of visioning the world through his words and his art. The spring brings with its renewal the gifts of solitary exploration and work's pilgrimage with poet and philosopher, David Whyte, and a storytelling and writing retreat with Ojibway author, journalist and storyholder, Richard Wagamese. With summer's bounty is author and scholar Michael Meade's offerings of fate and destiny's roles in our lives along with the innate call of genius, and the season comes to its close with the profound sacred work of grief with author and community builder, Francis Weller.

Meg WheatleyNovember 9-11: Warrors of the Human Spirit: Cultivating Our Capacity to Serve - an In-Depth Retreat with Meg Wheatley

Robert BatemanDecember 13: Hope and Wild Apples

David WhyteMay 2: Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity - an evening talkMay 3: Solace: The Art of Asking Beautiful QuestionsRichard WagameseMay 23-25: Storywalk: Creative Writing with Richard Wagamese

Michael MeadeJune 5: Fate and Destiny: an evening talkJune 7: Finding Genius in Your Life

Francis WellerJuly 11: Drinking the Tears of the World: The Sacred Work of Grief - an evening talkJuly 12-13: Entering the Healing Ground: The Sacred Work of Grief

To register and for more information, contact Continuing Studies x2513.