GSV 2024 Winter Meditation: Celebrating the Journey
GSV 2024 Winter Meditation
Celebrating the Journey
January 12-14, 2024
The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center, Highlands NC
3 Day/2 Night Package (Friday through Sunday)
Lodge or Duplex Cabin (double occupancy) $210.00
Single Occupancy (private room) $350.00
For All Rooms Add Required GSV Program Fee $35.00
Dear Lovely Folks,
This is my last letter to you before the Winter Meditation gathering. We are in the final stages of planning the weekend and we have a good weekend ahead of us. I am hoping that those of you who are feeling called to be there will register soon. I know that if you choose to join us, there will be an entire community waiting to welcome you.
As you may recall, the theme for the weekend is Celebrating the Journey. As I have been fleshing out this idea, I’ve been able to bring together a group of fellow GSV siblings to offer their services around this theme. The following people will be taking you on workshop journeys.
Pete Cossaboon – Journey of the mind. Pete will be offering a meditation time with a bit of a twist.
Mahan Kalpa Khalsa – Journey of body and touch. Mahan Kalpa will help you dance through your chakras.
Greg Fields – Journey of movement. Greg will lead you in yoga.
Jonny Gray – Journey of creation. Jonny will help you create elder beads for the 2024 Fall Conference.
Before we get to those workshops, I will lead the group in a workshop delving into our individual journeys to reflect on where we have been, where we are, and where we might want to go. To wrap everything up, Chaser Robinson will lead us in a Rumi workshop that will hopefully send us on our way in contemplation, peace, and love.
At the end of Saturday, I invite you to celebrate your journey and yourself by attending a Celebratory Mocktail Party. Mocktails will be served. I ask that you show up in your version of mocktail attire whatever that means to you. I’ve got myself a fabulous frock for the occasion. Music will be provided by our own DJ Mackie Mack.
I ask that in addition to what you need to pack for your comfort and for navigating The Mountain and the climate, you also bring something to write with and in which you will use in the workshop that I am preparing for you.
Financial assistance, in the form of scholarships, is available. The financial assistance application submission deadline is December 29. We hope that anyone who resonates with our mission and community, and who has the desire to attend, can join us at our gatherings. To that end, we offer financial assistance through the Raven Wolfdancer Financial Assistance Fund. Please go to the Financial Assistance page on the Gay Spirit Visions website for more information about financial assistance (scholarships) and a link to the GSV financial assistance application form. Remember, the financial assistance application submission deadline is December 29.
Please note that GSV currently plans to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 guidelines in effect at the time of the gathering.
Registration is now open via the GSV website, so please join us. Private rooms may be available on a limited basis. Please note that the registration deadline for this gathering is January 6, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET.
I look forward to seeing all of you who choose to come. I await your arrival.
Rev. Dr. Pork Chop
GSV 2024 Winter Meditation Convener