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New York Times Bestselling Author Mark Nepo Coming to West Hartford

Mark Nepo. Submitted photo

Nepo, who has been featured on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday series, Nepo will lead a weekend retreat at Copper Beech Institute.

Mark Nepo. Submitted photo

Mark Nepo. Submitted photo

Submitted by Copper Beech Institute

The Copper Beech Institute will host poet, philosopher and New York Times #1 bestselling author Mark Nepo for the weekend retreat, The Exquisite Risk: Daring to Live an Authentic Life. Considered one of the finest spiritual guides of our time, Nepo will offer participants skills on how to negotiate life and be present in the world without losing sight of who they are. As he says, “to experience life rather than simply manage it.”

Various topics will unfold during the retreat such as: “The Struggle to Be Real,” “There Are Teachers Everywhere,” “The Rhythm of Kindness,” and “The Gift of Surprise.” Using stories, poetry, journaling, reflection and dialogue, this retreat is an invitation to deepen the way participants perceive and relate in their own lives. Nepo leans on his own wisdom gained as a cancer survivor and devotes his life’s work to writing and teaching the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship with others.

The weekend retreat begins on Friday, June 12, at 5 p.m. and concludes on Sunday, June 14, at noon. Tuition is $250 plus accommodations. A commuter rate is also available. Visit Mark Nepo’s retreat page for more information.

Mark Nepo has been featured on Oprah Winfrey’s “The Life You Want” Tour and her Super Soul Sunday series. He is the author of six audio projects and twelve books, including the New York Times #1 bestseller, “The Book of Awakening.” His new book, “Inside the Miracle,” is scheduled for release on November 1, 2015.

The Exquisite Risk retreat weekend includes yoga classes and mindfulness meditation practice as well as a Saturday Nights on Retreat event with singer-songwriter Krizta Moon. Healing arts therapies including massage and reflexology are also available for an additional charge.

To learn more about Copper Beech Institute including commuter pricing options and scholarship information through the Boundless Heart Fund, please visit copperbeechinstitute.org.

An independent, nonprofit retreat center, Copper Beech Institute is located in West Hartford, CT on the campus of Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center where it leases space. The Institute offers day retreats, overnight retreats, professional trainings, and extended learning opportunities. Copper Beech Institute has also partnered with the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness to offer an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course. The Institute’s campus has quiet places to rest with 200 beds, an art gallery and stone labyrinth, all on 48 wooded aces, with healing arts therapies and nutritious food to nourish health, and a compassionate staff to support personal growth and exploration. 

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