• $895.00 – For 1 guest in a Private Room, Shared Cottage. Includes meals, lodging, and classes.
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Lighting the World with Compassion & Love

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

February 3 - 5, 2023

We gather together for a feast of story, music, meditation, art journaling practices and sharing from the heart. This “thin time” of year is celebrated in the Celtic  tradition of Imbolc and St Brighid’s Day, in Catholicism as Candlemas, and in the Ancient Greek world as the time that Persephone began her ascent from the underworld.  All three traditions speak of the theme of the feminine bringing our light forward to bless the world with compassion.
SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)


3:00pm Check in

4:00-5:30 pm Opening Circle

5:30-6:30pm  Dinner

7:00- 8:00 pm Evening Program: Imbolc: The Feast of Light and Milk of Compassion

8:00-9 pm Music and Meditation


7:30 Morning Meditation and Music with Robin O’Brien

8:00-9:00 am Breakfast

9:30-11:00 am Morning Session: Stories at the Threshold: Imbolc, Persephone and St. Bridget

11:00-12:15pm  Yoga/Movement

12:15-1:00pm Lunch

1:00-2:30pm  Free time, rest

2:30-5:00pm  Gratitude Walk and Mandala Making

5:30-6:30pm Dinner

6:30-8:00 Visio Divina:  Journaling with Art as a Mirror for the Deep Self

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


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

9:00- 10:00 am Closing Circle

10:00-11:00 am Brunch

12:00   Check out and departure


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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