2018 GSV Winter Meditation

Picture of total solar eclipse

Bringing Darkness to the Light

January 12 – 14, 2018

at The Mountain, Highlands, NC

Cost: $235.02 – Double Occupancy | $309.74 – Single Occupancy

“What hurts you, blesses you.
Darkness is your candle.”
— Rumi

Dear Siblings,

As the days become shorter, and the nights enshroud us with darkness earlier, the GSV Winter Meditation approaches! Be a part of a beloved community of intentional queer men for a weekend of contemplation and celebration.

Together, we will share stories of our own dark nights, follow ancient heroes on their epic quests, and join mystics as they search the darkness for their Beloved. What will we find in the darkness? We may experience fear, but we will also encounter our deepest dreams and desires. We will boldly claim our darkness!

There will be time to get pampered and time to get crafty. Design your own devotional candle to bring light to your life after the retreat. Our GSV brother Rocky Beeland will offer gentle yoga on Saturday afternoon. His style of yoga is suitable for all levels of ability and experience. Saturday evening will include a ceremony of light and darkness, based on the ancient ritual of Tenebrae (with a queer twist!).

Those wishing to stay until Monday may register to do so, but meals will not be provided by The Mountain after lunch on Sunday.

In darkness and light,
Andy Foskey, Convener

Andy is an Atlanta native who now resides in the scenic city of Chattanooga, TN, nestled between the Cumberland Plateau and the Blue Ridge Mountains. He is a librarian by day. His essay “All About My Job Hunt” appears in Out Behind the Desk: Workplace Issues for LGBTQ Librarians, an anthology of personal accounts by librarians and library workers relating experiences of being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer at work. He enjoys hunting for rocks and crystals at flea markets and creek beds, and creating tiny altars whenever and wherever he can. This is his third time contributing to a GSV gathering.

Register for the 2018 Winter Meditation