A wineskin was usually made of goat or sheep skin to store or transport wine. Putting new wine into old skins while it was still fermenting risked breaking the skin and losing the wine. Jesus uses the metaphor to illustrate the perennial freshness of the revolution he began and continues to drive – his empowering call to a renewed consciousness that will manifest new forms and structures of human life. Christians pray that this ‘reign of God will come on earth as in heaven’.
Category: Bonnevaux Retreat
Come and spend a week in nature with us on the beautiful grounds of Bonnevaux.
As we wait for the coming of Christmas, we realize that change and transformation take time. This retreat will teach us how to patiently wait for change and to know when the time is right for change.
This retreat will look at the example and teaching of those who combine a profound contemplative practice with active involvement in the service of the vulnerable.
This retreat will explore the principles behind a living yoga and movement practice
This retreat gently and silently leads us into the experience of metanoia, a deep and lasting conversion of heart that arises out of the practice of meditation and learning to be at ease with silence.
The retreat offers balanced movement from prayer to work, from intellectual stimulation to silence—and back again.
This retreat offers the maps and the practices from the Christian, Hindu and Buddhist traditions which will demonstrate to the participants how much sacred power and illumination they always have at their disposal.
The mysteries of Holy Week allow us to enter into an ancient process of storytelling, ritual, and meaning-making. By sharing in the passion and death of Jesus, we also share in his resurrection, allowing our minds and hearts to be remade.
This retreat is an opportunity to contemplate what it means to rejoice always, living, working, leading and loving from a renewing and refreshing place—risking delight.