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Programs

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Shadowcliff is a special place where guests come to retreat, renew, learn and to play, surrounded by the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and the ambiance of Shadowcliff. We host various retreats, workshops, and special events across many different fields of study and experience. Below is a list of our 2022 Programs. Select the group that interests you and follow the link to learn more!

2022 Programs -- Something for Everyone!

(Virtual) Practical Mysticism, Wednesdays from 7pm - 8:30pm (mountain) beginning June 15th, 2022

 

Overview
Practical Mysticism provides an opportunity for all who are interested in spiritual practice to come together and share their personal journey.

Through our sharing, this program intends to create a safe, learning environment where all voices are acknowledged and heard.

The Practical Mysticism program facilitates growth and perspective for each person to enrich their journey and their individual practice. We encourage living in the moment.

How it works
All paths are welcome within the group. Aggressive debate, and engaged conflict are prohibited. This learning experience offers a chance to appreciate the beautiful dance of each individual as they move through their spiritual journey. An established group sharing format will be utilized to ensure equality is practiced and all have a chance to share if they wish. We believe safe space is essential to growth. Inclusivity is our guide.

 

Sessions
Starting Wed, June 15th (7-8:30pm mountain) this Program will be held the third Wed of each month, hosted in a Zoom format. There is no cost to attend. We will share experiences, practices, and techniques within the communities of Shadowcliff, Grand County and beyond.

Additionally, we will also offer an onsite gathering from Thursday Sept 15th to Sept 18th at Shadowcliff. (Registration and cost information for the onsite offering coming soon!)

Important Note: The online sessions and the onsite session are independent of each other, you can participate in any or all of the offerings.

Questions? Please email Shadowcliff Programs at programs@shadowcliff.org

Please RSVP to programs@shadowcliff.org to receive the Zoom link.

It's free to attend the monthly Zoom sessions. Please RSVP to programs@shadowcliff.org to obtain the link.

 

Practical Mysticism with Larry Leblang

 

 
Larry Leblang, a longtime Shadowcliff member of the Shadowcliff community, currently serves as the treasurer of the Shadowcliff Board of Directors. Larry's career path has included roles such as General Manager and Director of Finance for a number of organizations, primarily in the non-profit community. He holds an M.P.A. (Masters of Professional Accountancy), a B.A in Philosophy, and has been licensed as a CPA.

His spiritual practice has embraced both Eastern and Western mysticism for the past 50 years. Starting with the teachings of Ram Dass in 1970, the essence of Hindu and Buddhist practice is the foundation for an ongoing practice and understanding of his soul’s journey.

For the past eight years he has attended Quaker meeting in Santa Fe, and incorporated elements of more traditional Christian and Western practices into an ecumenical model of one’s place in the universe. He has come to appreciate Quaker based communication techniques and practices, and they serve as a model for much of the workshop facilitation.

 

 

 

 

 



Practical Mysticism with Larry Leblang

September 14 – September 18

4 nights lodging & meals

$635 (Single occupancy)  $415 (Double)

Program Cost — Pay as Inspired

(We do not want program cost to be a barrier to attendance.)

(Suggested donation $160)

REGISTER TODAY!

To support the best experience for all, registration is limited

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Overview
An invitation to those seeking to experience more of their life as a spiritual path!  Let’s come together to create a cherished four days. We will open to the Love and Light within us as we come together in community and individually experience and share these deeper parts of ourselves.
Using tools of connection such as meditation, prayer, time in nature, sharing from silence, and music, we will create a safe space for learning more about ourselves, and our journey as human beings. The Cliffside Lodge has been reserved to hold our experience.
Wed evening – Overview and introductions
Thursday – Anchoring in Unconditional Love – through intention, focus, and accepting a connection within us with Higher Self or (your own word)
Friday – Coming to Balance – with our ego and our shadow
Saturday – Living in the Inspiration of this Moment
Evening Closing – Live Musical Celebration

We are happy to share that Scott & Bruce, two of our resident musicians, will be hosting a ShadowSing-a-Long Saturday evening. Let’s create joyful frequency together and celebrate this new and enriching Practical Mysticism program. 

 

Larry Leblang, a longtime Shadowcliff member of the Shadowcliff community, currently serves as the treasurer of the Shadowcliff Board of Directors. Larry's career path has included roles such as General Manager and Director of Finance for a number of organizations, primarily in the non-profit community. He holds an M.P.A. (Masters of Professional Accountancy), a B.A in Philosophy, and has been licensed as a CPA.

His spiritual practice has embraced both Eastern and Western mysticism for the past 50 years. Starting with the teachings of Ram Dass in 1970, the essence of Hindu and Buddhist practice is the foundation for an ongoing practice and understanding of his soul’s journey.

For the past eight years he has attended Quaker meeting in Santa Fe, and incorporated elements of more traditional Christian and Western practices into an ecumenical model of one’s place in the universe. He has come to appreciate Quaker based communication techniques and practices, and they serve as a model for much of the workshop facilitation.

 

 

 

 

 



(On-Site) Shadowcliff Gift of Story Retreat, September 19-23, 2022
 

Come away for a time of exploring the natural world as we bring light to the world of the Soul.  Together we will think about our personal histories and use them to shape our understanding of what lies ahead for us.  We will look at the “archetypes” that have guided our journeys.  How do the same story threads continue to weave through our lives?  What are they demanding of us?  How can we live into what is most important to us while at the same time making peace with the themes that have kept us from our full expression?  Each day will include plenty of time both for reflection and engaging with the beautiful and nourishing world around Shadowcliff.

 

September 19 - September 23

4 nights lodging & meals

$835 (Single occupancy)  $615 (Double)

REGISTER TODAY!



(Online) Shadowcliff Gift of Story Retreat, February - March, 2022

 

As the Pandemic continues to assail us with new variants and our isolation and inability to plan and execute “normal” life events stretches on, a lot of people are finding themselves faced with the opportunity to discover where their deepest sense of priorities lie.  Many are making big changes, some with precariously little forethought.  We are asking ourselves:  What do we really care about?  How do we want to engage in the rest of our lives?  Who is truly important to us?

A helpful tool in guiding the process of self-discovery is writing down and sharing the stories of our lives.  Recalling and telling the tales that have formed us is helpful in generating a deeper understanding of who we are and where we need to focus in the months and years ahead. It is also a practice that creates strong bonds of love and understanding.  And it is a valuable tool in guiding those under our care as they make their own decisions in the months ahead.

This year the Gift of Story Online Retreat will focus on the family and community connections that have shaped and continue to shape our sense of who we are and what we need to be doing with our lives.  We’ll explore our relationships to family and friends.  We’ll examine the conscious and unconscious expectations that rein us in or empower us as we seek to manifest who we most truly are.  Then we’ll look at what we repress and what we try not to acknowledge in ourselves – in other words, at the Shadow.  Finally we will tease out where and how our inner longings and guidance seek to bring us more satisfaction and joy.

We’ll have eight Thursday sessions, (times TBD) Mountain Standard Time. The first, third, fifth and seventh sessions will be lecture and discussion.  The second, fourth, sixth and eighth sessions will be opportunities for participants to share writings or other ways of exploring their stories.  You will never be required to share, but being a good listener to others’ offerings is essential.



Rewilding: Deep Ecology Conservation and Conversation 

with Gwen Obermeyer and Kelly Yarbrough

 

Fire Effect on Water in Grand Co.

with Ken Fucik

 

Sisters of Courage: The story of Grand Lake's Harrison family

with Dave Lively

 

Board Update & Live Tour - Virtual Volunteer Weekend

with the Board of Directors

 

Friday Night Happy Hour - Virtual Volunteer Weekend

with Kelly Yarbrough

 

"Gift of Story"

with Laurie Gudim

 

"How Do 'isms' Impact Our Journey's?"

with Ariana Friedlander and Ivy Summer

 

"Women Writing for the Fun of It"

with Krystala Kalil, M.A.

 

"Master of Noods"

with Ivy Summer, Shadowcliff Staff 2014

 

Print Isn’t Dead! How to Publish, from Start to Finish“

with Tina Casagrand, Volunteer

 

Disappearing Cultures in the Ecuador Amazon”

with Gabo Vidal, Former Staff

 

An Introduction to Journaling and Mindfulness”

with Ariana Friedlander, Board Chair

 

“Scottish Traditional Music Comes to Shadowcliff”

with the Lean Family, Former Staff

 

“Studio Tour: WoodSong Studio Custom Furniture” 

with Kelly Parker, Volunteer

 

“Get Your Kraut on! How to make your own kraut!”

with Emily Cesca, General Manager

 

“Kombucha 101”

with Liv Morrow, Volunteer

 

“How to fold a fitted sheet and other life lessons from Shadowcliff”

with Skelley Warren, Board Member

 

“Freelancing in the Wild”

with Luke McKinney, Past Guest

 

“Discovering the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail”

with Andrea Kurth, CDTC

 

 

with Brandon Goober, 2020 On-site Caretaker
with Harvey Stone, Past Group Speaker
with Kelly Yarbrough, Board Member

 

with Michael Dorosh, Group Leader, Board Member

 

“The History of Boating on Grand Lake”

with Ken Fucik, Grand Lake Partner

Planning an event?

We’ll work with you to customize your group experience, from accommodations only to something all-inclusive.