One River Wisdom: Living the Surrendered Life
Sewanee, TN 37375
Drawing on the wisdom of Twelve-Step spirituality and Rami’s new book, Living the Surrendered Life, Gordon and Rami will examine the difference between surrender as an act of will and being surrendered as a gift of grace, and explore what it is to give up the former and live the latter. This heavily Taoist, Zen, and Hasidic influenced retreat celebrates the sublime joy of wabi-sabi: the beauty and spirituality of imperfection. Our aim is to help you recognize and embrace the truth of Leonard Cohen’s lyric: Ring the bells (ring the bells) that still can ring / Forget your perfect offering / There is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything) / That’s how the light gets in…
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.