Elizabeth first met Sister Lucy as she traveled on tour across the country with Will Keepin and Cynthia Brix, authors of the book about Maher, the community Sister Lucy seeded more than a decade ago.

In December, William Keepin & Cynthia Brix are offering a workshop on Whidbey Island:

Men and women discover a liberating healing
and new spiritual communion.

Introductory Workshop
December 2-4, 2011
Whidbey Island, Washington
(just north of Seattle)

The Power of Reconciliation creates a rare forum for women and men to jointly confront gender injustice and unravel the insidious knots of cultural conditioning and oppression relating to gender and sexuality. In this unique context the ‘undiscussables’ of gender are confronted unflinchingly as participants plumb the depths of their experiences and move beyond habitual ways of relating to discover new forms of healing and authentic intimacy between the sexes.

Key to our methodology is the direct application of spiritual teachings and contemplative practices drawn from a rich spectrum of spiritual and religious traditions. This makes the work effective in a wide range of religions and cultures and it invokes a higher, universal wisdom that both empowers and protects the sometimes delicate and sometimes volatile healing process. The Power of Reconciliation model has proven effective not only in the United States and other affluent Western countries, but also in more challenging cultures where gender oppression is severe, such as India and South Africa.

Who is it for? 

The Power of Reconciliation is appropriate for adults of all ages, sexual orientations, faith traditions, race, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Mental health professionals, clergy, students, singles and couples encouraged to attend.

How does it work? 
The Power of Reconciliation creates a forum for buildling trust and compassionate communication through a skillful combination of interactive exercises, contemplative practices, and group process. Participants plumb the depths of their own experiences, and move beyond habitual ways of relating to discover new pathways of healing, mutual respect, and authenticity between women and men.

For more information and to register, go here.