• $895.00 – For 1 guest in a Private Room, Shared Cottage. Includes meals, lodging, and classes.
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Courage and Compassion: Studying the lives of Mary Magdalene, Yeshe Tsogyal and Quan Yin

With Kayleen Asbo, Sue Ellen Parkinson and Robin O'Brien

August 19 - 21, 2022

How do we meet the world with both strength and compassion? In this 3-day retreat of  story, art, music, movement, guided journaling and meditation we will turn to three different female spiritual masters who can nourish our heart to act with courage and grace in the midst of the suffering of our time and who can help to empower  us to kindle our inner light.  We will compare the spiritual messages of the Gospel of Mary  which call us to inner liberation and awakening with the teachings of the Buddhist bodhisattvas Yeshe Tsogyal and Quan Yin.
SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)


3:00pm Check in

4:00-5:30 pm  Opening Circle

5:30-6:30pm  Dinner

7:00- 8:00pm  Evening Program with Kayleen Asbo: Courage, Compassion and the Feminine

8:00-9 pm Kirtan/Taize chanting and Meditation



7:30 Meditation and Chanting with Robin O’Brien

8:00-9:00am Breakfast

9:30-11:00 am  Morning Session with Kayleen Asbo:  Yeshe Tsogyal and  Mary Magdalene

11:00-12:15pm  Yoga/Movement

12:15-1:00pm Lunch

1:30-3:00pm Visio Divina with Sue Ellen Parkinson: Quan Yin and Mary Magdalene

3:00-5:00pm Meditative Walk and Mandala Making in Nature

5:30-6:30pm Dinner

7:00-8:00 Evening Session: Lectio Divina with the Gospel of Mary

8:00- 9:00 Evening Chanting with Robin O’Brien



8:30-9:00am Morning Meditation and Music

9:00- 10:00 Closing Circle

10:00-11:00am Brunch

12pm Checkout


Kayleen Asbo
Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D is a cultural historian and spiritual director who has taught   on the faculties of Dominican University, Sonoma State University, the Osher Lifelong learning Institute at UC Berkeley the  Mythological Studies faculty of the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara  in the fields of women’s studies, mysticism and the arts. The Director of the Mythica Foundation,  Dr. Asbo leads retreats, pilgrimages and workshops on the contemplative traditions throughout the world. www.kayleenasbo.com
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Sue Ellen Parkinson
Sue Ellen Parkinson, artist and ritual specialist, was a long time practitioner of Buddhism before she began painting icons of Mary Magdalene in 2010. See her vast portfolio of images of the Sacred Feminine at https://www.sueellenparkinson.com.
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Robin O’Brien
Robin O’Brien, musician and sound healer, has recorded six albums of music, leads contemplative chanting circles in Sonoma County and accompanies labyrinth walks at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.
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