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Living at the Intersection of
Our Infinite and Finite Nature

with Roxanne Howe-Murphy, Ed.D


April 13-15, 2018
Begins Friday 6:00 pm (dinner)
Concludes Sunday after lunch


$300 Overnight / $255 Commuter

How do you find your anchoring in deep, True Nature while living in these times of chaos and the quickening evolutionary pulse? How do you live your daily life, experience awe and gratitude, and allow your heart to be awake to suffering? The practice of living at the intersection of our finite, human experience and of our eternal dimension builds our capacity for being here.

The experience of what we call 'holding' is most often unconscious, like psychic wallpaper, yet it is a foundation for how we perceive and connect to the whole of ourselves, and how we relate with others, and all of life. Without the conscious experience of deep holding, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, off-balance and lost. We'll inquire into what supports and what inhibits the dynamic of deep holding of the horizontal dimension of our personality and the vertical dimension of the Infinite. With a particular focus on deepening contact with the belly center, we explore a paradoxical and non-conceptual pathway to a greater sense of anchoring, trust, connectedness, and wholeness.

Ultimately, this work supports the primacy of Love and Compassion in your life and in the world.


Roxanne Howe-Murphy, Ed.D., is the founder and Senior Faculty of the Deep Coaching Institute, an internationally accredited, presence–based Enneagram coaching school, and of the Deep Living Institute for spiritual and life practice. She is the author of Deep Coaching: Using the Enneagram as a Catalyst for Profound Change (2007) and Deep Living: Transforming Your Relationship to Everything That Matters Through the Enneagram (2013). She teaches the Enneagram and EnneaCross™  internationally.




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Overnight registration includes:

  •  Single bedrooms; dormitory-style bathrooms; kitchenette on each floor
  •  Locally-sourced fresh produce, soups, salad, vegetarian and meat entrees
  •  Guests are welcome to bring foods to supplement our meal service
  •  We cannot provide all-vegan or special dietary menus


PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR TRANSACTION ONLY ONCE. Submitting more than once results in a duplicate transaction. If you do not see a completion message or receive a confirmation email, contact us. We will send you a copy of the transaction confirmation.

Please read all of the following information:

  •  We accept MasterCard and Visa, USA and Canada only
  •  Please select either Overnight or Commuter registration
  •  Mercy Sisters and Associates select RSM-BurlAssoc rate
  •  An account is optional—credit card data is not stored

Overseas Residents: Please do not register online. Email to register.

Or call (650) 340-7454 for further information.



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