Day 6 – The Original City of Angels
As our final excursion on the retreat, we visited the Basilica of Santa Maria deli Angeli down the hill from the old city center. It is a long walk down […]
Day 5 – Retreat!!! (into the mountains)
We visited the Eremo delle Carceri today. This site is my personal favorite site of the week! It is a hermitage in the mountains a few kilometers from Assisi. There is a small […]
Day 4 – Forgiveness and the Foundations of Peace
We had a special guest this morning, Mario Thanavaro, an amazing teacher of meditation from Rome. In honor of Mario’s arrival, we did our practice in the Yoga chapel in […]
Day 3 – A Day of Rest or Action…
Sunday, the day of rest! and Day 3 of the retreat. This is the Sunday after Corpus Christi, so there are many, many festivals happening in an around Assisi. For […]
Day 2 – Putting Peace into Practice
Today is our first excursion to a specific destination (as opposed to a tour of general sites). We headed down the hill to San Daminio. Just to orient you in […]
Day 1- Where are we? The City of Peace!
Here we go! We started out the week getting to know this beautiful city and some of the history that surrounds us. Our hotels are in the very center of […]
Day of Arrival – Pace Bene
The Temple is ready!! The Assisi 2014 Sangha is all together in Assisi after a full day (or more) of traveling. In Assisi, I am more aware that life is […]
Shanti, Pace, PEACE…….
As we settle into the space of preparing for this amazing Yoga exploration, Assisi reveals the lessons of the week as we move. You cannot plan an event in Assisi […]
Embodying the Heart of our Lived Experience
This little online journal will, hopefully, be a collection of experiences and reflections from participants in the week in Assisi June 19 – 26. Here are just a few thoughts […]
Retreat in Assisi – The 2014 Blog!
June 19 – 26, 2014, Mirka returns to Assisi with a group of 25 for the pilgrimage back to the city of Peace and the home of St. Francis and […]