The Art of Soul Making:

A Journey Through

 Dante's Divine Comedy

A three-day retreat of art, music, lecture and contemplation

with Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D.

Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1

Retreat Theme  Dante's Divine Comedy  has been called the most beautiful poem ever written- but it is much more than that: it is a brilliant work of imagination that weaves together Greek and Roman myth, European history and a pathway of  universal psychological development with deep cross cultural resonances. Written during the "dark woods" of Dante's midlife, amid a series of catastrophes, it is an epic achievement that saved the author's own life- and can immeasurably enrich our own.

In this three-day retreat, we will experience Dante's story through storytelling, art and music. We'll also connect Dante's story to our own lives and spiritual development through guided journaling, soul collage, a labyrinth ritual and small group sharing. Our time together will conclude with an exquisite concert of Medieval pilgrim songs offered by the internationally renowned Catherine Braslavksy of Paris.

Past participants have called this " a life changing revelation", "deeply healing and revealing" and "a fascinating  and life affirming journey that shifted my view of the world".

Director's Bio  Kayleen Asbo,  Ph.D retreat director, is a mythologist,  musician, cultural historian, spiritual director and interdisciplinary scholar who has internationally presented on Dante. She has been a pilgrim to Taize, France seven times and has led hundreds of Taize services over the past fifteen years. As the director of Mythica, she leads retreats, workshops and pilgrimage around the world that introduce modern ecumenical seekers to ancient contemplative practices. Learn more at:

Single rooms sold out, shared dorm rooms and commuter options available.

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12835 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Inverness, CA 94937

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 430

Inverness, CA 94937

Tel: 415.669.1039