Kintsugi Breaking and Mending Retreat

Site: Alton L. Collins Retreat Center

Dates: 10/14/2022 - 10/16/2022

Age Level: Adult

Cost: $526 double occupancy

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Many of us are living with broken hearts. We accumulate grief and carry it with us, often unseen and unexpressed. Grief can be a storehouse of power, a way to reconnect with what we love and honor what came before. Grief can help us find the beauty in our brokenness, while opening us to loving more and being of service in the world.

Kintsugi (“golden joinery”) is an ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. As a philosophy, Kintsugi treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. It encompasses a philosophy of living, of finding beauty within the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting the natural cycles of growth and decay.

Come share in daily councils, deep listening, a ceremonial art process, and reflective solo time on the land to honor the place in you where grief, gratitude, and beauty coexist.

$526 double occupancy for 2 nights lodging, 6 meals, workshop instruction, ceremonies, Kintsugi bowls, and all art materials.

A $200 deposit will hold your spot at the retreat. You can send a personal check to Glenda Goodrich, 240 Bush Street S., Salem, OR 97302 (preferred), or pay via Paypal ( or Venmo (Glenda-Goodrich) The balance of payment is due by September 15th.

For more information or to register, please visit Glenda Goodrich's website: 

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