One River Wisdom Retreat: Journeying from Aging to Saging
Sewanee, TN 37375
Aging Body, Ageless Soul: Journeying from Aging to Saging
“Aging is an activity. It is something you do, not something that happens. Like a fine wine, if you really age you become better, more soul–full; you age into the wisdom of the whole and the holy. In a sense, your very purpose in life is to age, to become what you are; to unfold and let your inborn nature be revealed,” (Thomas Moore, Ageless Soul, adapted).
In this exploration of time and timelessness, we invite you to peer beneath the surface of physical aging and into the timeless soul that is your truest nature. Based on the work of Thomas Moore (Ageless Soul) and Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (From Age-ing to Sage-ing), you will learn how to take the path of the elders, the wisdomkeepers who come to terms with their mortality, harvest the wisdom of their years, and transmit a legacy to future generations. With the aid of gerontologist Dr. Mia Rosenfeld, Gordon and Rami will help you build a toolbox of eldering technologies that allow us to shift from complaining about the breakdown of our bodies to complying with the breakthrough of our souls.
The Rev. Dr. Gordon Peerman is an Episcopal priest and psychotherapist in private practice in Nashville, TN. He leads One River Wisdom School Nashville, which meets weekly at Second Presbyterian Church. Gordon is the author of Blessed Relief: What Christians Can Learn from Buddhists about Suffering.
Rabbi Rami is an author, lecturer, and podcast host. A congregational rabbi for 20 years and a Professor of Religious Studies for 10, Rabbi Rami writes the Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler column for Spirituality and Health magazine, and hosts the magazine’s weekly podcast, Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami (www.spiritualityhealth.com). Among Rami’s many books are Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent and The World Wisdom Bible.