Memorial Weekend Men’s Retreat – Upstate New York – May 24th-27th

May 24th-27th, 2012 at YMCA Camp Dudley on Lake Champlain.

When we forget or are forgotten, how do we return home?  How do we recover the vital parts we have lost, left behind or had taken from us?  When we return home as strangers, or watch strangers return to our midst, how do we recover and re-affirm the humanness we share?  Together men may rediscover the ingredients for a full return to home. They may gather the dismembered and forsaken ways and shape them into disciplined practices, which awaken deep longings for our true and rightful home.

For thousands of years, men of cunning and daring have outwitted the societal drive for instant gratification by diving into the long work of rediscovering self and soul.  They dig into the earth for nourishment.  They swim the rivers of sacred memory.  They soar with the winds of renewed purpose.  They remember the flow of living in a whole and purposeful manner.

Please join us on this Memorial Day Weekend on the shores of Lake Champlain in the Adirondack Mountains to restore the meaning of Memorial Day, to grieve and heal our wounds and to reconcile veteran and civilian men. Teachers: Miguel Rivera, Ed Tick, Danny Deardorff, poet Bruce Weigl, Doug Von Koss and Tom Gambell.