Date & Time
Ennistymon, County Clare, Ireland
Towards a Conversation of Healing for Our Wounded Earth
with Dan Siegel, Diane Ackerman, Ellen Wingard, Davy Spillane, Caroline Welch and Richard Harrell with Fr. Martin Downey, Lelia Doolan, Deirdre O’Donohue
We extend a warm invitation to the second John O’Donohue Symposium in the heart of John’s beloved Burren landscape in County Clare, Ireland. Join an international circle gathering around John’s themes of connecting with self, others, community and the world. At the heart of John’s awakened beliefs was the premise that ancient wisdom could offer desperately needed nourishment for the hunger experienced in our modern world. His work directs our search to crucial thresholds: past and future, life and death, the visible and the invisible world, encouraging us to become agents of transformation and change. Our time together will be celebrating the rich Irish traditions of conversation, poetry and music, with John’s close friends and family.
Our focus will be centered around the themes: Mind, Music, Poetry and the Environment.
We are made from the clay of this earth and the rhythm within, is one with the rhythm outside. We have lost touch with this rhythm and our footsteps on this earth have faltered, our reckless stride is wrecking havoc.
John’s writing awakens our spirits, encouraging us to look beyond the small flat screen in the palm of our hand where our world is condensed to immediate accessibly and function. We must turn to one another, creating a conversation of connection to consciousness towards action to reimagine a sustainable future for ourselves and our planet.