One River Wisdom Retreat-Holy Rascals Revival

Sewanee, TN
June 15-17
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One River Wisdom Retreat-Holy Rascals Revival: “Religion is too important to be left in the hands of the serious”
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770 St. Mary’s Lane
Sewanee, Tennessee 37375
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Religiosity is the innate and never-ending human quest for meaning rooted in our experience of the divine. Religion is the product of that quest. Religiosity is playful, creative, dynamic, and forever surpassing its own understanding of life and how to live it well. Religion is serious, fixed, and forever defending ancient understandings that no longer serve contemporary human needs. Religiosity is universal, seeing the teachings, symbols, rituals, and myths of the world’s religions as universal archetypes and metaphors pointing beyond themselves toward the unknown and ineffable. Religion is tribal, with each religion seeing its teachings, symbols, rituals, and myths as facts pointing toward itself. Religions come and go. Religiosity is forever.

Holy Rascals Revival is a weekend playshop reclaiming the power of religious teachings, symbols, rituals, and myths, and freeing them from the prison of fact that they might once again point us beyond ourselves toward Truth. Based on Rabbi Rami’s book Holy Rascals: Advice to Spiritual Revolutionaries, we will learn the tools of spiritual culture jamming, and master the art and joy of holy rascality.

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The Rev. Dr. Gordon Peerman is an Episcopal priest and psychotherapist in private practice in Nashville, TN. He leads One River Wisdom School Nashville, which meets weekly at Second Presbyterian Church. Gordon is the author of Blessed Relief: What Christians Can Learn from Buddhists about Suffering.

Rabbi Rami is an author, lecturer, and podcast host. A congregational rabbi for 20 years and a Professor of Religious Studies for 10, Rabbi Rami writes the Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler column for Spirituality and Health magazine, and hosts the magazine’s weekly podcast, Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami ( Among Rami’s many books are Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent and The World Wisdom Bible.

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Molly Nabors