Inviting you to
exp l o r e y ou r t r u e n atu re Dear Friends, More and more studies are showing that creating creates longer, happier and healthier lives. Learning new things, getting out of a constant routine, being in a different environment all contribute to a quality and quantity of life that we invite you to experience at Ghost Ranch. Where can you say to your children, “Have fun, see you in a few hours,” and know they are safe and happy? Where can you stay away from thousands of emails and texts and constant clamoring for your time? Where can you say “I could never (fill in the blank–paint, write, make a silver bracelet or a pot, repair a roof, help a stranger, dig up dinosaur bones, embrace the wilderness, meditate) and then do it abundantly? What are the truly divine qualities in us that God intended when we were created in God’s image? You can read all the scientific research on why your brain reacts the way it does to stress and then how it reacts to creativity and leisure. Or you can simply experience the way that your body, mind, heart and soul react to being at Ghost Ranch. We’ll see you soon!
Debra Hepler Executive Director
Choose your workshop from a breadth and wealth of programming led by kind, nurturing and creative teachers, writers and explorers—all professional individuals called to Ghost Ranch’s richness and spirituality.
Immerse yourself in the 21,000 acre extraordinary landscape unique to Ghost Ranch. Find
your space for
renewal and meditation. Enjoy healthy meals and conversation to nourish
body and soul. Relax your body through yoga and meditation offerings and our talented bodywork (massage) professionals.
Plan your adventure with hiking trails, trail rides, museum visits and tours, floating the Chama River and our Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tour. Add an extra day to absorb the energy.
Tune in to your
How to Register
Choose Your Workshop •
Choose from opportunities found on pages 16-66. Registration fee includes materials, field trip and/ or activities fees unless otherwise noted.
Free online registration
Visit GhostRanch.org. Find your event under the WORKSHOPS tab. There is a registration button after each workshop description. OR download and print a registration form. The download button is below each workshop description.
Or call our Registrar at either 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1002
Choose Your Lodging View options at GhostRanch.org •
Room with Private Bath
Room with Semi-Private Bath
Dorm with Shared Bath Single occupancy may be available for an additional $50 per night except during July.
NOTE: See pages 67 to 69 for lodging types. See the rate chart on page 70. Rates are double occupancy. Meals are included beginning with dinner on arrival day and ending with breakfast on your departure day. If there are three or more guests sharing one room, only the first two pay lodging. Additional guests beyond the first two pay for meals and workshops fees. If you do not register with a companion, a roommate may be assigned to you.
explore your true nature
Table of Contents
Workshop Calendar Listing. . . . . . . . 5-9 Family Reunion Weeks . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Casa del Sol & Spirituality Retreats . . . . 11 Optional Activities . . . . . . . . . .
Workshop Descriptions . . . . . . . . 14-66 Youth Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Plan Your Stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67+ Lodging & Meals. . . . . . . .
About Your Stay & Sample Day. 71-73 Travel Information . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Our Sponsors . . . . . 74-inside back cover
Calendar of Workshops JUNE
June 2014 June 2-5 Part I—Rest, Reflect & Restore for Teachers ...................... 16 Liz Mangual, Bob Kanegis June 5-8 Part II—Celebrating Educators! ......................... 16 June 2-8 Mesa Magic— Capture Landscape on Site ............................................. 17 Louise Minks Watercolor—Big & Bold .... 17 Deborah Rubin Artist Mentoring Week ............................................ 17 Jan Myers Open The Heart, Still The Mind .................................. 17 Susan Weber A Creative Plunge—Writing the Waves .......................... 17 Joan Logghe Leave Only Footprints—Take Only Photos ....................... 17 John Hayden Rest & Recreation ............. 17 June 9-15 The History & Practice of Spiritual Reading .............. 18 James Findlay June 16-22 Travel Watercolor Sketching . ............................................. 18 Deborah Rubin Devotional Writing–Poems, Meditations & Prayers ...... 18 Keven Bellows
Archaeo-Astronomy in the American Southwest .......... 19 Ron Olowin, Tom Christian Native Grounding: Deep Wisdom for Shifting Times ..... 19 Alta Begay-Piechowski, Terrell Piechowski Reconnecting with Your Most Authentic Self: A Reading & Writing Workshop for Teachers ............................ 19 Stephanie Noll Rest & Recreation ............. 19 Youth Activities for Ages 3 to 9th Grade ..... 19 Youth Service Corps .......... 19 Senior High Youth Initiative . ............................................. 19 June 23-29 Earth-Honoring Faith— Listening To Earth, Opening To God .......................... 20-21 Melanie L. Harris, Mary Ann Lundy, Janet Parker, Nichole Salimbene, Lindsey Schneider, Chandra Taylor Smith, Beata Tsosie-Peña, Kathy Wan Povi Sanchez Field Sketching Ghost Ranch Flora & Fauna ................... 22 Helen Byers, Janet Darrow Lessons From Georgia O’Keeffe’s Art, Life, Landscape .............................................22 Anna Koster
Rio Grande Culture & Pueblo Dances: Feast Day At Ohkey Owingeh ............................ 22 Joey Rivas, Martha Yates Introduction To Southwest Literature .......................... 23 Sharon Franco Writing Your Life Into Stories ............................................ 23 Michael Noll Rest & Recreation ............. 23 Adult Service Corps .......... 23 Youth Activities for Ages 3 to 9th Grade ..... 23 Senior High Youth Initiative . .............................................23 Text & Texture—Making Expressive Textures with Calligraphic Marks ............ 24 Yukimi Annand Brush Script & Drawing: Introduction To Pointed Brush .............................................24 Eliza Holliday Neuland, Cuneiform & Beyond ............................................ 24 Carrie Imai YOUTH WEEK—Fruits of the Spirit in Our World Today for Middle School & High School Ages ....................................25 Claudio Carvalhaes
Watercolor & St. John—A Spiritual Odyssey .............. 22 Pomona Hallenbeck
June 30-July 6 Family Week.................. 26-28 The Color of Prayer ........... 27 Chuck Hoffman, Peg Carlson-Hoffman Making Music as Families– Stomp Style ....................... 27 Tom Zehnder, Tim GibbsZehnder
Exploring Modern Mosaics ... ............................................. 31 Kathy Thaden Weave & Wander .............. 31 Suzanne Halvorson
Dinosaurs, Fossils & Fun ....27 Alex Downs
Quilts from Sunbonnet Sue to Georgia O’Keeffe ............... 31 Karena Koeberle-Wells
Changing the World One Brick at a Time–Making Adobes ..... .............................................27
Working the Magic of Ghost Ranch Clay ........................ 31 Barabara Campbell
Painting Sampler—Art For Non-Artists ....................... 28 Juliana Crownover
Creating Better Photographs with Your Digital Camera & Rediscovering the Beauty of Classic Black & White ....... 32 Philip Krejcarek
Pottery—Expressing & Creating with Clay ......... 28 TBA A Healthy You Makes a Healthy Family ................. 28 Susan Weber Outdoor Adventure for Adults .............................................28 Robb Carter The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work .... 29 Larna Kuyk Northern Rio Grande Rock Art .............................................29 Martha Yates Beauty in the Desert: Artist Mentoring Week ...... page 29 Pomoa Hallenbeck Rest & Recreation ............. 29 Adult Service Corps .......... 29 Calligraphy Open Studio Mentoring Week ............... 29 Sharon Zeugin, Nancy Culmone July 7-13 The Art of Pastels .............. 30 Susan Daugherty Beginning Silversmithing....30 Judith Foster, Jamie Halpern Fused Glass is Hot!..............30 Olive Smith Creative Jewelry for Beaders . ............................................ 30 Crea Lynn Drawing as Meditation— Sharpening the Eye to See ..... ............................................. 31 Elizabeth Buckley
Fire it Up! Metal Sculpture .... ............................................. 31 Tom Nichols, Connie Burkhart
Yoga for Well-Being .......... 32 Cassidy Geppert Poetry & Painting .............. 32 Pomona Hallenbeck, Carol Merrill History & Culture of the Southwest .......................... 32 Andrew Guiliford The Ghost Ranch Chorale .............................................32 David Poole, Matalie Wham Rest & Recreation ............. 32 Adult Service Corps .......... 33 Youth Service Corps .......... 33 Youth Activities for Ages 3 to 9th Grade .......33 Senior High Youth Initiative . .............................................33 July 14-20 Just Let Me Bead—Open Studio & Mentoring Week...... 33 Crea Lynn Catch The Color—Introduction To Stained Glass ............... 33 Olive Smith Purposefully Personal Carving .............................................34 Robin Keck Pastel Intermediate Plein Air .............................................34 Diane Arenberg Stone, Shell & Silver: Channel & Silver Inlay ..................... 34 Judith Foster Mosaic as Meditation ........ 34 Kathy Thaden
Clay to Lift the Heart ........ 34 Barbara Campbell Fire it Up! Metal Sculpture .... .............................................35 Tom Nichols, Connie Burkhart Off & Running—Let That Brush Go! .......................... 35 Pomona Hallenbeck Japanese Basket Weaving & Intro to Shifu Paper Yarn ....... .............................................35 Donna Crispin Acting on Our Creativity— Drama & Musical Youth Camp ............................................ 35 David & Winona Poole Photography as Spiritual Practice: A Language of Faith ............................................ 35 Richard Choe Permaculture for Arid Lands . .............................................35 Eric Garretson Three Rivers Flowing: Feng Shui, Deep Time & Ceremony: ............................................ 36 Karen Kudebeh, Laurelyn Baker Paleontology at Ghost Ranch . .............................................36 Alex Downs Rest & Recreation ............. 36 Adult Service Corps .......... 36 Specialty Service Corp— Sewers & Quilters Project ...... .............................................36 Karena Koeberle-Wells Youth Service Corps .......... 36 Youth Activities for Ages 3 to 9th Grade ..... 36 Senior High Youth Initiative . .............................................36 Discerning the Signs of the Times: A Better World is Possible .......................... 37 Serene Jones, Ofeliz Ortega, Simone Campbell July 21-27 The Rebirthing of God ...... 38 John Philip & Ali Newell Raku & the Art of Tea ....... 39 Barbara Campbell Fire it Up! Metal Sculpture .... .............................................39 Tom Nichols
Painting Sampler—Real Art for Non-Artists ....................... 39 Juliana Crownover Quilting a Peaceful Garden .... ............................................ 40 Judy Moore Bring Out Your Skills in Stained Glass ..................... 40 Olive Smith Silversmithing Sampler— Contemporary Southwest Jewelry .............................. 40 Bill Derrevere Gospel Music Alive! .......... 40 Todd & Linda O’Neal The Prayerful Harp: A Celtic Harp ..................... 40 Linda Larkin Contemplative Photography: Inner & Outer Visions ....... 40 Christopher Jordon Indiana Jones was Here! Archaeology at Ghost Ranch, Week 1 ............................... 41 Richard Binggeli, Chris Crews, John Hayden, Maisie Morris Rest & Recreation ............. 41 Adult Service Corps .......... 41 Youth Service Corps ........... 41 Youth Activities for Ages 3 to 9th Grade .......................... 41 Senior High Youth Initiative . ............................................. 41 July 28-August 10 Intensive Conversational Spanish, Weeks 1 & 2 ........ 41 Margo Chavez, Sharon Franco July 28-August 3 Collage & Assemblage......... 42 Cal Mahin Mapmaking: The Art of the Personal Atlas ................... 42 Guillermo Delgado Acting the Ten-Minute Play ............................................ 42 Kate Snodgrass, Leslie Dillen Abstract Painting .............. 43 Laura Young Rug Hooking in the Great Outdoors ............................43 Judy Moore Bells, Fountains & Fire ..... 43 Tom Nichols
Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting ............................. 43 Al Gury
Stories: The Art Most Human ............................................ 43 Anita Skeen What the Owl Knows: Finding the Lyric Poem in the Natural World ............................... 43 Jane Taylor Hiking, Writing & Yoga for Women .............................. 43 Donna Bolding, Susan Weber The Substance of Things Seen: Art, Faith & the Christian Life ............................................ 44 Karl Gustafson, Robin Jensen High Desert Journey—Expedition for Body & Soul .......... 44 Connie Burkhart Indiana Jones was Here! Archaeology at Ghost Ranch, Week 2 ............................... 44 Richard Binggeli, Chris Crews, John Hayden, Maisie Morris Rest & Recreation ............. 44 Adult Service Corps .......... 44 Youth Service Corps ........... 44 Youth Activities for Ages 3 to 9th Grade .......................... 44 Senior High Youth Initiative . .............................................44 July 28-August 4 The Spiritual Journey ....... 45 Christopher McCauley, Ravi Verma August 4-10 Southwest Sampler ........... 46 Ghost Ranch Team The Politics of Food .......... 46 Eric Nicholson, John Little Journey Toward Wholeness .............................................47 Valerie Brown Opening to the Divine in Creation: An Intellectual & Experiential Exploration .............................................47 Julie Barnes Rest & Recreation ............. 47 Adult Service Corps .......... 47 Youth Activities for Ages 3 to 9th Grade .......................... 47 Senior High Youth Initiative . .............................................47
August 11-17 Enneagram Boot Camp ..... 48 Suzanne Stabile Turning Our Pain Toward Hope Through Writing ..... 48 Bill Tammeus Creation as Companion in Times of Transition ........... 48 Julie Barnes Summer Sampler .............. 49 Pomona Hallenbeck, Martha Yates Rest & Recreation .............. 49 August 18-24 Thin Places & Photographic Creativity ........................... 49 Chuck Kirchner The Wonder of Watercolors . .............................................49 August 18-31 Beginning Silversmithing Intensive ........................... 49 Judith Foster, Marie Vandaveer August 21-24 Being Present to God’s Presence: Creating Innerspace .............................................50 Jim Heaney Walk with the God of Liberation .......................... 50 Nahum Ward-Lev Evolutionary Unity Consciousness & Interspirtuality ...... 50 Delores Kincaide, Sharon Palma Being Divine in the Real World ............................................ 50 Susan Swyer August 25-31 Awash with Gouache ......... 51 Pomona Hallenbeck Finding Your Way Home.... 51 Lily Kaplan Myers Backpacking with the Saints ............................................ 51 Belden Lane Patricia Lane
September 19-21 Landscape Drawing: Documenting Your Journey ...... 55 Camille Rendal
The Secret of Aunt Em’s Silk Quilt: Writing About Family in Essays, Books & Poetry .......55 Stephanie Moran Yoga Autumnal Equinox Celebration ........................ 55 Meta Hirschl September 1-7 The Alabaster Jar: The Path with Mary Magdalene ....... 51 Pomona Hallenbeck
September 19-22 Chacoan World Excursion Road Trip ........................... 55 Martha Yates
September 5-7 The Fullness of Watercolors . .............................................52 Erik Speyer
September 20-28 The Continental Divide Trail Through Ghost Ranch and the Land of O’Keeffe ................ 56 Brian Johnson, Willie Picaro
Two Leaves & a Bud: Tea from A~ Afternoon Tea to Z~ Zen of Tea ..................................... 52 Martha Thole Planting, Harvesting, Cooking ............................................ 52 Eric Garretson Voices & the Land ............. 52 Karen Hall Northern Rio Grande Rock Art ............................................ 53 Martha Yates Outdoor Adventure ........... 53 Robb Carter Rest & Recreation ............. 53 September 8-13 Artist Mentoring with Erik Speyer ................................ 52 September 11-14 When Images Speak Louder Than Words ...................... 53 Jan Gough, Joan Drescher September 15-22 The Spirit Of Place—Earth Walks ................................. 53 Doug Conwell
September 22-27 The Art Of Transition— Interim Ministry Training...56 James Roghair, Carol Shellenberger September 22-28 Watercolor & People: A Natural! ...............................56 Pomona Hallenbeck Change & Conflict in Congregations (Even If You Hate Both) ......................... 56 Anita Bradshaw September 26-28 Slowing It Down: Photography as a Contemplative Journey.... .............................................56 Randee Lawrence Action Photography at Ghost Ranch ................................ 57 Michael DeYoung See More, Be More: Photography is About Seeing .......... 57 Ann Ehringhaus September 29-October 5 Abstract & Cold Wax ......... 57 Cindy Walton
September 18-22 Roll Around Heaven ......... 53 Jessica Maxwell
Ansel Adams Photography .... ............................................. 57 Kent Bowser
September 15-28 Plein Air Painting in Northern New Mexico ....................... 54 Ann Painter
Exploring the Villages & Churches of Northern New Mexico: A Watercolor Odyssey .............................................58 Pomona Hallenbeck
Awakening Creativity Through an Ancient Art Practice: Papermaking ..................... 54 Jacqueline Mallegni
Soulcollage as a Spiritual Path ............................................ 58 Kathryn (Kat) Kirby Creating Beauty in the Kiln With Fused Glass .............. 58 Olive Smith
Awakening Creativity & Spirit: Inspiration From the Land & Georgia O’Keeffe ............... 58 Randee Lawrence Autumn Aglow—Digital Photography ...................... 58 David Young Fall Colors Galore! ............. 59 John Hayden Poetry Alchemy in the Days of Awe .................................... 59 Joan Logghe Fall Paleontology .............. 59 Alex Downs Rest & Recreation ............. 59 Open the Heart, Still the Mind ............................................ 59 Susan Weber October 1-5 Making Sacred Our Personal Ancestral Wounds.............. 59 Annie Bloom October 9-12 Inspiring Young Writers— Creative Writing Support for Teachers ...................... 60 Jeanette Calhoun Mish October 6-12 Dear Past, Dear Future: Letters & Other Epistolary Pleasures ........................... 60 Jane Taylor Going for the Jugular ........ 60 Ina Hughes Inner Journeys: Travel Writing From the Heart ................. 61 Catherine Watson The Picture in the Poem; The Poem in the Picture .......... 61 Anita Skeen Oh, the Depth of the Riches! Mining Meaningful Family Stories ............................... 61 Adam Booth Storm Catching: Writing In & About Hard Times ............ 61 Laura Apol
Road Stories: Driving the Story Highway ............................ 61 Constance Squires
Plein Air Painting for the Colorist Painter ................. 61 Michelle Chrisman Pastels—Light & Color ...... 62 Susan Daugherty Abiquiu Arts Adventure— Guided Abiquiu Studio Tour & More ................................... 62 Pomona Hallenbeck
Plein Air Painting with Spirit . .............................................62 Ann Painter, Sharon Richey Turner
Leave Only Footprints—Take Only Photos ....................... 62 John Hayden Day Hikes on the Continental Divide ................................ 62 Nancy Shibley Geology of the Southwest ...... .............................................62 Lincoln Hollister Rest & Recreation ............. 62 October 20-25 Christianity After Religion ..... .............................................63 Jeanette Baust Journeys in the Wilderness ... .............................................63 Nahum Ward-Lev, John Hayden Heaven of the Heart: Creating a Space for Sacred Imagination ............................................ 63 Chuck Hoffman, Peg Carlson-Hoffman A Theology & Ministry of Place ............................................ 63 Trey Hammond Transforming Leadership For Inclusive/Diverse Faith Communities ..................... 64 Rafaat Girgis, Robert Chesnut Rest & Recreation ............. 64 Discovering the Story In & Around Us ......................... 64 Keith Herron, Stephen Graham October 23-26 A Seasoned Call—A Soul Retreat for Spiritual Directors ... .............................................64 Christopher McCauley, Ravi Verma October 27-31 Georgia O’Keeffe Southwest Excursion Road Trip ......... 64 Karen Butts, Kate Coleman
October 27-November 2 A Seasonal Celebration of Crones in Autumn ............. 65 Evelyn Beck, Judith Walton Seven Stages of a Woman’s Path Explored Through Photography ...................... 65 Karen Ruckman Weathered Warriors— Emerging Elders ............... 65 Terrell Piechowski Rest & Recreation ............. 65 Celebrations for Days of the Dead (Dias de los Muertos) ... .............................................65 Helen Byers November 7-9 A Pilgrim’s Heart .............. 66 Kim Caird, Wardene Crowley November 10-16 Holding the Memory — Beginning Anew ................ 66 Janet Schreiber, Camille Cates Barnett November 17-23 The Art of Spiritual Direction .......................................45, 66 Stillpoint Staff December 5-7 The Advent of Peace Weekend ............................................. 11 John Dear December 29-January 1 The Wheel of Creativity: Taking Your Place in the Adventure of Life ............... 66 Katherine Robertson-Pilling
June 30-July 6 G14F711 August 4-10 G14F811 August 11-17 G14F821 August 18-24 G14F831 August 25-31 G14F841 Ghost Ranch is the perfect setting for a family reunion or group gathering. During the summer, we have select weeks dedicated to such reunions with special pricing and activities for your family/group. Whether a small group or large group, Ghost Ranch has the ability to help create a memorable and special experience for you. The week beginning Monday, June 30, includes activities and festivities related to July 4th (parade, special concert and more). For more information or to register call Evelyn at 505.685.10001. If you are interested in booking a family reunion outside these dates contact Charlene Carroll 505.685.4333, ext. 4242 charlenec@GhostRanch. org
Travel Information TRAVEL DAYS The first and last course dates are travel days and are considered arrival and departure days. • Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. on arrival day • Dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 pm. If you don’t think you will arrive by 6:00 p.m., please consider eating dinner in Española or in Abiquiu • Check-out time is 10:00 a.m. on departure day
IF YOU FLY Allow at least two and a half hours driving time between Albuquerque and Ghost Ranch (not counting connections or waiting time). The nearest major airport is in Albuquerque, 65 miles south of Santa Fe. It is approximately an hour’s drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe and an hour and a half between Santa Fe and Ghost Ranch.
Ways to get to Santa Fe Roadrunner Shuttle Service 1.505.424.3367 firstname.lastname@example.org This shuttle will drop you off at the Santa Fe Sage Inn as well as other Santa Fe locations. Other shuttle services may be available from the Albuquerque Airport. Rail Runner (commuter train) 1.866.795.7245 www.nmrailrunner.com The train depot is three walking blocks from the Santa Fe Sage Inn. Free ride to the Inn may be available. Albuquerque Airport Car Rental Most car rental companies are available.
Shuttle from Santa Fe Pick-up & Drop-off Location— Santa Fe Sage Inn Ghost Ranch is pleased to continue our partnership with the Santa Fe Sage Inn, a delightfully friendly and hospitable lodging option close to the Rail Runner depot and the historic Plaza. Santa Fe Sage Inn has inviting contemporary Southwestern style rooms with special rates for guests who would like to stop over for a stay in Santa Fe on their way to or from Ghost Ranch. With plenty of free parking and a downtown shuttle, the hotel has all the modern amenities you’d expect of quality Santa Fe lodging. Visit santafesageinn.com for a list of amenities. Call 505.982.5952 for reservations. Be sure to ask for the special “Ghost Ranch” rate.
Transportation between the Albuquerque airport and Santa Fe Sage Inn:
Rates: $20 one-way; $40 roundtrip Reservations are required. June 2-August 17, 2014 Summer Shuttle schedule: Monday—Pick up at Santa Fe Sage Inn • 2:00 p.m. and • 4:00 p.m. Sunday – Depart Ghost Ranch • 8:30 a.m. and • 10:00 a.m. August 18-October 12, 2013 Fall Shuttle schedule: Monday—Pick up at Santa Fe Sage Inn • 2:00 p.m. Sunday – Depart Ghost Ranch • 10:00 a.m. Additional shuttles may be added. Please check individual workshop descriptions for availability.
Casa del Sol Located two miles from the main campus, Casa del Sol is a retreat house at Ghost Ranch dedicated to deeper spiritual contemplation. In 2014 many workshops which are conducive to small group work and contemplative space are being held at Casa del Sol. These workshops are designated with the sun symbol beside the title throughout the description pages.
September 11-14 June 9-15
July 28-August 4
When Images Speak Louder Than Words
The History & Practice of Spiritual Reading
The Spiritual Journey
Jan Gough, Joan Drescher
Christopher McCauley Ravi Verma................. 45
Rev. Dr. James D. Findlay ................................. 18
June 16-22 Devotional Writing– Poems, Meditations & Prayers
October 6-12 Plein Air Painting with Spirit Ann Painter Sharon Richey Turner
August 4-10 Journey Toward Wholeness
Valerie Brown............. 47
October 27-Nov. 2
Keven Bellows............. 18
August 11-17 June 23-29 Watercolor & St. John —A Spiritual Odyssey Pomona Hallenbeck ..... 22
June 30-July 6 Beauty In The Desert: Artist Mentoring Week Pomona Hallenbeck ..... 29
July 7-13 Poetry & Painting Pomona Hallenbeck Carol Merrill................ 32
Turning Our Pain Toward Hope Through Writing Bill Tammeus............... 48
August 18-24 Thin Places & Photographic Creativity Chuck Kirchner............ 49
August 25-31 Finding Your Way Home Lily Kaplan Myers ........ 51
July 21-27 The Rebirthing of God
John Philip & Ali Newell Some lodging available at Casa del Sol. Retreat takes place on the main Ranch.
The Alabaster Jar: The Path with Mary Magdalene
Pomona Hallenbeck ..... 51
Celebrations for Days of the Dead (Dias de los Muertos) Helen Byers................ 65
November 7-9 A Pilgrim’s Heart Kim Caird Wardene Crowley ....... 66
November 10-16 Holding the Memory— Beginning Anew Janet Schreiber Camille Cates Barnett .................................. 66
November 17-24 The Art of Spiritual Direction Stillpoint Staff ............ 45
December 5-7 The Advent of Peace Weekend Father John Dear.......... 67
Optional Activities Disconnect from the busyness of your daily routine, and re-connect with your true nature.
AVAIL ABL E ALL Y E A R Trail Rides –
GhostRanch.org for rates Ride horseback through the landscape made famous by O’Keeffe. We have a ride that will fit your experience and your adventure level.
Massage – GhostRanch.org for rates In the spirit of “rest, re-creation, and renewal,” with the commitment of nationally certified, licensed massage therapists, the Ghost Ranch Bodywork Program helps promote health and wholeness. Archaeology & Paleontology Museums Learn the deep history of the Southwest region, from Triassic Period to rock shelter sites of the Gallina and other ancient tribes.
Hiking Trails Ghost Ranch has three distinct trails. Hike through red rocks and hills, lush green areas of forest, past dinosaur quarries and atop mesas with incredible views.
Library Open 24 hours, this special place is a quiet, comfortable center located in an historic adobe building that was once home to the Robert Wood Johnson family (Johnson & Johnson), built for their stays at Ghost Ranch.
Labyrinth & Karesansui In this place of Spirit, take time to be still and listen. Located near the Arts Center, walk the half-mile path of the labyrinth (modeled on the design in Chartres Cathedral) or sit on the contemplation benches at the Karesansui (Zen garden) for prayer, meditation, reflection and mindfulness.
While You Are Here Only at Ghost Ranch can you experience these special tours and activities amidst the red rock.
(or by private arrangement) Visit GhostRanch.org for rates
Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tours Motorbus or Walking Tour the landscape and see the actual sites of O’Keeffe’s paintings.
Archaeology Tour A walking tour to archaeological sites on our 21,000 acre property.
Paleontology of Ghost Ranch Tour We drive, then walk to the original quarry site and step back in time geologically to understand the significance of the little dinosaur Coelophysis and learn about new discoveries.
Movies at Ghost Ranch Tour A look at the sites of the long list of movies filmed at Ghost Ranch.
Ropes Courses & Climbing Wall Whether you want an adventure to encourage teamwork and problem solving, or to test your own personal limits, opportunities abound on our High and Low Ropes Adventure Courses and Climbing Wall.
Archery Shoot a bull’s–eye at Ghost Ranch. We have an Archery Range where beginner to expert can shoot. One hour session. Limited to 12 people. Register at the Welcome Center.
Raft the Rio Chama Explore the vivid landscapes of the Rio Chama with a rafting partner, Far Flung Adventures. Funyaks are also available.
Weeks of June 23 through August 10
Explore Service Opportunities
Service Corps participants give 25 hours of service per week to Ghost Ranch in exchange for lodging (dorm-style lodging or campground) and lunches. Help with construction, light maintenance, landscaping, other projects and service, including shuttle driving. You need to be receptive to working outdoors and able to do a moderate amount of physical activity (about 5 hours a day).
Registration is $95, which includes a Service Corps T-shirt. Meal Ticket price for breakfasts & dinners is $132 for the week.
Youth Service Corps—Meaningful Mission Work in Northern New Mexico
Join with other youth and young adults to share your talents, skills and desires for helping and meeting others in a beautiful and spirit-filled place like Ghost Ranch. In addition to the service performed, you will have the chance to meet new friends, learn about Northern New Mexico’s unique culture and join in Outdoor Adventure and Spirituality offerings. Contact Cale Rogers at caler@ GhostRanch.org or call 505.685.4333, ext. 4196. • $350 (for youth and adult chaperones) Includes lodging (dorm style), meals, program and activity fees. • Discount available for groups of 15 or more.
Available Weeks: June 16-22 July 7-13 July 14-20 July 21-27 July 28-Aug 3
For Weeks June 16-August 10
Free For Children Under 3
The Family Center is a safe, comfortable place for children under the age of three to play and rest. Child care is not provided. Spontaneous co-ops of parent and grandparents are often organized.
9:00 a.m. to noon and 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. For Children 3 years to 9th Grade $100 per child for the entire week
While adults spend mornings and evenings immersed in a workshop of their choice, youth spend mornings and evenings experiencing all kinds of new things under the guidance of our trained staff. Some adult courses have afternoon or all-day schedules— please note these times when registering—make arrangements for child care during these periods which have no youth activities.
Expressive Arts • The Cultural Gifts of Northern New Mexico • Peacemaking • Outdoor Adventure • Creating Community Among Diverse Groups • Environmental Stewardship • Spirituality Activities & Discussions • Fun and Games
For 10th to 12th Graders
Youth in grades 10-12 must enroll in one of the following: (1) One of our scheduled workshops OR (2) Senior High Youth Initiative $150 per youth for the entire week. Youth will join in service projects on and off the ranch, time to work with the younger children and time to work with the horses. Activities may include waterfront time, overnight camp-out and ropes courses. Times are more flexible than the regular youth activities and may include some afternoon hours.
School’s out! You have just given so much of yourself. Now it’s time to give to yourself—the experience of a rich and relaxing time of rest, restoration and inspiration. Refresh, recharge, rekindle and reconnect with the deep currents of your personal and professional life. Experience this with the support of heartful, fun-loving and skilled facilitators in the company of like-minded peers and professional colleagues, all encompassed within the breathtaking beauty and healing environment of Ghost Ranch.
Part I or Part II $199 Package includes programming, lodging & meals. Dorm rooms with communal bath, double occupancy $165 camping Part I & Part II $350* See package above $250 Camping *Upgrade for an additional amount. Some scholarship support is available.
School’s Out June 2-5
music, poetry, campfires and rambles.
Monday to Thursday Part I—Rest, Reflect & Restore for Teachers
Part II— Celebrating Educators!
Liz Mangual Bob Kanegis Bring closure to your classroom school year in a reflective and meaningful way. Recharge and renew as you reflect on what gives you a sense of purpose, passion and joy which you pass on as a gift to your students. Devote time to ask yourself what you need in the summer ahead to care for you. Community storytellers and educators, Liz Mangual and Bob Kanegis lead with lightness and humor in one moment, and guide a dialog that leads to penetrating depth in the next. Each retreat day provides structured framework with opportunities for spontaneity, time in nature and rest through discussion, walks, crafts,
Thursday to Sunday
G14ED612 This time is intended to be expansive space for all in the education field to rest, play, laugh, share and celebrate the year with people who dedicate their life work to our future generations. Time will be less structured and highly flexible with optional activities to support you in having a restorative experience. Activities will include offerings like yoga, guided hikes, waterfront on Abiquiu Lake, art studio time, night sky/astronomy, chair massage, and one evening at the Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs.
June 2-8 Monday to Sunday
Artist Mentoring Week with Jan Myers
A Creative Plunge— Writing the Waves G14W611 $400 + 6 nights
Mesa Magic— Capture Landscape on Site
G14A613 $425 + 6 nights
G14A611 $410 + 6 nights
The rich scenery at the Ranch has been a continued source of inspiration for me since 1984. Sharing that knowledge of nifty places to paint, plus years of experience in pastels is my goal for this special workshop. Group sessions and one-on-one time should make this a rich experience for all.
Louise Minks Paint on site in the Ghost Ranch area, either in oils or acrylics. Develop your personal response and style as you explore the colors and shapes of the formations. Using a limited palette of colors, learn to mix color effectively, to develop form with lovely shadows and values.
Open The Heart, Still The Mind
Watercolor— Big & Bold
G14H612 $385 + 6 nights
G14A612 $410 + 6 nights
Deborah Rubin Learn techniques and theory to create wonderful colorful paintings in the land of enchantment. Techniques include dry brush, wet on wet, big brush and flat brush. Theory includes color, composition and more. Individual and group critiques. Both plein air and studio painting.
Mix writing poetry and memoir with the hand-fashioned artist book. Refresh your heart and mind while working with award-winning writer Joan Logghe, a 20-year Ghost Ranch faculty member and Poet Laureate of Santa Fe (2010-2012).
Leave Only Footprints—Take Only Photos G14O611 $430 + 6 nights John Hayden
This course opens and strengthens the body with daily yoga and stills the mind with various meditation practices (sitting and walking), guided visualizations and walks in nature. Sacred poetry and prose is woven into the class, as are two field trips to places that inspire. Yoga mats provided. Bring your own journal or notebook.
An outdoor adventure extraordinaire—learn and use minimum impact (no trace) ethics/practices as the group hikes to seldom-to-little-visited sites on Ghost Ranch and neighboring National Forests. While wildflower/nature photography and sketching will be the focus, we will seek to appreciate the majesty and complexity of this land and its people and to examine our role as stewards of such rich resources.
Rest & Recreation G14R&R611 $150 + 6 nights Everyone needs some rest and recreation in their lives. Ghost Ranch has just the setting and just the right balance of activity and non-activity for you. Activities will include guided hikes, wellness offerings and other special activities.
June 9-15 June 16-22
June 9-15 Monday to Sunday
The History & Practice of Spiritual Reading G14CDS621 $385 + 6 nights Rev. Dr. James D. Findlay Explore ancient, medieval and contemporary methods for utilizing sacred texts to enhance spiritual experience. Begin with a survey of spiritual interpretation and engagement with sacred texts. Then, engage in creative and practical spiritual work with texts from a range of traditions. Textual interpretation will be used in concert with exploratory journaling, guided meditations, times of silence and attentive walking. No previous experience needed.
June 16-22 Monday to Sunday Travel Watercolor Sketching G14A631 $395 + 6 nights Deborah Rubin Capture travel memories and more by watercolor journaling and sketching. Learn to create quick watercolors with pen and paint. Add narrative, description, and thoughts to have keepsakes of events and experiences in book or journal format. All levels of experience. Indoor and outdoor painting.
Devotional Writing–Poems, Meditations & Prayers G14CDS631 $395 + 6 nights Keven Bellows During this course, read and study the works of great spiritual writers from St. Paul to John Donne to Rumi. Why have they lasted through the ages? Learn from the greats over the centuries how to create prayers and meditations from your own heart. It’s not difficult even if you don’t think of yourself as a”writer”. We will compile a book of our work as the week progresses.
June 16-22 Monday to Sunday Archaeo-Astronomy in the American Southwest G14SW631 $475 + 6 nights
G14W631 $400 + 6 nights Stephanie Noll
Ron Olowin Tom Christian Explore the archaeo-astronomy of the Chaco culture in the American Southwest. This course provides an historical overview of the Pueblo culture and visits to important and relevant sites. Field trips to Chaco Canyon (at the summer solstice) and sites on and near Ghost Ranch will be central to the course.
Native Grounding: Deep Wisdom for Shifting Times G14SW632 $400+ 6 nights
By taking time for reflection and contemplation, teachers can return to the fall classroom with renewed spirit and energy that impacts their students and the communities where they teach. We will discuss our journeys as teachers, reading selections from renowned writer/teacher Parker J. Palmer (The Courage to Teach), memoirist Frank McCourt (Teacher Man), and young teacher Esme Raji Codell (Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher’s First Year). Teachers of all grades and subjects are welcome.
Rest & Recreation
G14R&R631 $150 + 6 nights
Terrell Piechowski Are you seeking greater balance and harmony within yourself, family and community? This retreat will provide teaching/coaching, ritual and ceremony based upon traditional and contemporary Native American teachings and practices.
Reconnecting with Your Most Authentic Self: A Reading & Writing Workshop for Teachers
Youth Activities for Ages 3 to 9th Grade G14YA631 $100 + lodging See Summer Youth Activities on page 15 for full description. Note: Middle School and Senior High Initiative will integrate into Youth Service Corps for this week - page 14.
Youth Service Corps G14YS631 $350 package Be part of a group that provides meaningful mission work in Northern New Mexico. See page 14 for details.
Senior High Youth Initiative G14SHI631 $150 + lodging Participants will join in the Youth Service Corps for this week, page 14.
Everyone needs some rest and recreation in their lives. Ghost Ranch has just the setting and just the right balance of activity and non-activity for you. Activities will include guided hikes, wellness offerings and other special activities.
Favorite thing this week? Being at Ghost Ranch in a quiet, peaceful, beautiful, safe place.
Listening To Earth, Opening To God
is seventh in a series of a ten-year commitment on the part of Ghost Ranch to Earth-Honoring Faith: A Song of Songs. The goal of the series is to construct justice-centered, EarthHonoring Christianities that promote interfaith efforts on common earth issues.
Listening To Earth, Opening To God G14S641 $395 + 6 nights What are Earth’s voices saying to us? How do we listen? And how do we respond so as to celebrate life, embrace hope, and work together for Earth care and self-care on an endangered planet? Women’s experience and voices will be highlighted—Native-American, African-American, Anglo-American and Latina-American. Men’s voices will join. Presentations, conversations, contemplative practices, art, prayer and ritual come together in this retreat facilitated by Larry Rasmussen.
Melanie L. Harris
teaches Christian social ethics, womanist ethics, African-American religious and eco-spirituality at Texas Christian University. A former broadcast journalist, Dr. Harris is the author of Gifts of Virtue: Alice Walker and Womanist Ethics and is currently writing a book engaging women’s contributions to eco-justice. She is ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Mary Ann Lundy
is retired from positions in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and in the World Council of Churches. She was one of the originators of the Reimagining Conference held in Minneapolis in 1993, which stirred wide controversy about women’s theology.
Janet Parker is Pastor for Parish Life at Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ in Arlington, Va. Her work in Christian Ethics includes indigenous worldviews and struggles for sustainability, sovereignty and land. Currently she provides leadership for people of faith fighting mountaintop removal mining and climate change.
is a two spirit, mixed race descendant of the Pembina band of Turtle Mountain Chippewa (Anishinaabe) Indians and of Scandanavian settlers. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest instilled in her a fierce love of the land and respect for its original peoples. After receiving a B. A. in Religious Studies at Willamette University, she spent a year with the Lutheran Volunteer Corps working on environmental justice issues at the Pesticide Action Network. She is now a Ph. D. candidate in Ethnic Studies.
is a visual artist, working with unconventional materials to explore themes of sustainability, spirituality and archetypal poetics. She leads workshops in environmental and contemplative art making practices in affiliation with American University, Clark University, the Lama Foundation and a variety of community and professional organizations.
Beata Tsosie-Peña, B.A. from Española, NM, is an active community organizer, advocate and educator, as well as a local dancer, poet and artist. Beata currently facilitates Environmental Health and Justice Focus groups for Tewa Women United and instructs poetry and writing workshops for teen groups in the Española and Santa Fe school districts.
Kathy Wan Povi Sanchez a Tewa from
Chandra Taylor Smith is the former
Vice President for Research at the Council for Opportunity in Education and Director of The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, Chandra Taylor, is the National Audubon’s Vice President for Community Conservation and Education. She is ordained in the Progressive Baptist tradition.
San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM, is a community educator and potter. Currently, Kathy is the Environmental Health and Justice program manager of Tewa Women United (TWU), a gathering of intertribal women advocating for positive social changes, in ending racism, and to stop nuclear terracide of our mother earth. She advocates for rekindled nurturing of women’s leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Visit tewawomenunited.org
June 23-29 Monday to Sunday Field Sketching Ghost Ranch Flora & Fauna G14A641 $450 + 6 nights Helen Byers Janet Darrow The desert will be in bloom! Join us─an artist and a biologist─ to identify and record its summer plants and creatures. On field trips and walks, hone your skills of observation and practice the art of nature journaling. Learn the basics of botanical illustration in watercolor. Daily demos and plenty of individual attention. All levels welcome.
Lessons From Georgia O’Keeffe’s Art, Life, Landscape G14A642 $425 + 6 nights Anna Koster Enjoy hands-on art sessions, starting with an exercise prescribed by O’Keeffe herself. Learn about Georgia O’Keeffe’s art and her life from someone who served as her weekend companion. Formal art lessons for beginners focus on composition, color, and atmospheric perspective. Participants should be able to walk at least two miles over uneven terrain. Bring a digital camera if you want to augment your drawing sessions.
Full Swing Watercolor & St. John—A Spiritual Odyssey
Rio Grande Culture & Pueblo Dances: Feast Day At Ohkey Owingeh
G14CDS641 $425 + 6 nights
G14SW642 $415 + 6 nights
Joey Rivas Martha Yates
Collaborations of artists, calligraphers and theologians throughout history have made it possible for us to experience the wonders of early spiritual awareness. The St. John’s Bible project first inspired at Ghost Ranch is a masterful recreation of artistic collaboration. Create your personal response to John, the disciple of love. With meditation, study and watercolor we will open the book of St. John to personal discovery, understanding and value. Daily demos, evening slide shows and plenty of one-on-one. All levels welcome!
Create more fullness in your life by experiencing a Southwest Pueblo Dance. Included are teachings on the meaning, costumes and seasonal cycle of pueblo dances as well as their significance in present times. Tuesday will be spent at Ohkey Owingeh for their Feast Day. Special insight and sharing will occur from Ghost Ranch staff member Joey Rivas who is part of the Ohkey Owingeh Pueblo.
Introduction to Southwest Literature G14SW641 $400 + 6 nights Sharon Franco In this class we will talk about the special land and peoples of the Southwest as presented in its literature. Read and discuss short works of prose, poetry and fiction by the most important and best-known writers of the Southwest. See classic films, mostly made from novels, such as “The Milagro Beanfield Wars,” “Lonely Are the Brave,” and “Salt of the Earth.” All reading materials will be provided.
Writing Your Life Into Stories G14W641 $400 + 6 nights Michael Noll Learn to tell your story within the genre of one of the oldest and most literary forms in contemporary American writing: the personal essay. We’ll read a variety of personal essays in order to discover styles, structures and strategies that can bring your essay to the page in its truest, most authentic form. Sacred poetry and prose is woven into the class. Bring your own journal or notebook.
Rest & Recreation
Beginning June 16 through the week of August 11, ending on Sunday, August 17, we are excited to continue special enhancements to your Ghost Ranch time. These are ways that we are trying to support all of our guests’ mind, body and spirit experience.
G14R&R641 $150 + 6 nights Everyone needs some rest and recreation in their lives. Ghost Ranch has just the setting and just the right balance of activity and non-activity for you. Activities will include guided hikes, wellness offerings and other special activities.
Adult Service Corps G14SC641 $95 + $132 for optional additional meals Billie Rogers Dennis Smith Give 25 hours of service per week to Ghost Ranch in exchange for lodging and lunches. See full description on page 14.
Youth Activities for Ages 3 to 9th Grade G14YA641 $100 + lodging See Summer Youth Activities on page 15 for full description. This week Middle School & High School Ages will join in the Youth Week offering - page 25.
Senior High Youth Initiative G14SHI641 $150 + lodging This week participants will join in the Youth Week offering - page 25.
Open Studio Open Studio Coordinator:
An Open Art Studio space is available to guests of all ages during the afternoon (typical non-class hours) to experience some of the following: • Paint, draw, use pastels and other mediums • See demos about different techniques and mediums • Receive mini-teachings and lectures on many art themes/methods
Wellness Team Wellness Coordinator:
To enhance your overall health and well-being, the Wellness Team will offer some of the following: • Yoga offerings • Contemplative prayer • Mini-teachings on different health and spirituality topics •Guided hikes •Other offerings
Literally Letters Calligraphy Festival June 23-29 Monday to Sunday Text & Textureâ€” Making Expressive Textures With Calligraphic Marks G14A641A $395 + 6 nights Yukimi Annand Start from creating marks with different writing tools and different objects. Then we design alphabets with those new marks to write texts in various ways we can experiment with. Examine writing speed, pressure, the directions of strokes and the relationship between letters for making effective textures. Exercises include layering, tones and use of chosen colors. Basic design layout and composition, and use of line and space in Japanese calligraphy will be presented to create expressive textures.
Brush Script & Drawing: Introduction To Pointed Brush
Neuland, Cuneiform & Beyond
G14A641B $395 + 6 nights
Eliza Holliday To get started writing scripts with the pointed brush, students will have lots of warm-up exercises and drawing. When the alphabet forms are added, you should be in full control of this flexible calligraphy tool. And by learning some drawing techniques, you can illustrate your brush lettering pieces with compatible line.
G14A641C $395 + 6 nights
This course will cover five wonderful alphabets including the modified Neuland and Cuneiform, then learn the skills to create endless variations. Open to all levels, non-calligraphers and advanced will find their niche in this multitude of letterform and infinite variations. Participants will receive a bound book of samples, a tool kit and weird and wonderful writing tools.
Literally Letters Week 2 Open Studio/Mentoring Week â€“ see page 29 for more details.
Youth Week FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT IN OUR WORLD TODAY with Claudio Carvalhaes
Fruits of the Spirit in Our World Today for Middle School & High School Ages G14YW641 $350 includes dorm style lodging & meals (for youth and adult chaperones), program and activity fees The Holy Spirit—a part of the Trinity–is a gift from God. A dove, a force of wind—who or what is this Holy Spirit? How do we, as people of the modern day, relate to this powerful, generous, and creative force? Most importantly, what does it mean to us?
about what Scripture says about the Holy Spirit and figure out together how the Fruits of the Spirit apply to our daily lives at school, at church and within our families. Through this exploration of who the Holy Spirit is, we will delve into ourselves as well, unraveling the mystery of who we are as people of Christ. The week will include hiking, swimming, service and cultural experiences, small groups, prayer services, and so much more.
a theologian and artist, was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he also earned his degree from the Independent Presbyterian Theological Seminary and he received a PhD from Union Theological Seminary. He is currently Associate Professor of Liturgy and Worship at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He loves music and nature.
In the beauty of the expansiveness of Ghost Ranch, we will explore and wonder together
June 30-July 6
June 30-July 6 Monday to Sunday
Family week provides rich opportunities for families of all shapes and sizes to enjoy time together in learning, creative arts, play and adventure. Our program layout for 2014 creates time for family as well as time for youth to be with youth and adults to be with adults.
There is something for everyone! For Your Family Choose one course to experience together for two mornings (Tuesday & Wednesday).
For Youth Spend two mornings (Thursday and Saturday) in Youth Programming to experience exciting Ranch offerings with your peers.
For Adults Choose one course from pages 28-29 to experience for two mornings (Thursday and Saturday). One evening adults will have a Date Night featuring a special meal in the Dining Hall followed by a trip to the Ojo Caliente Mineral/ Hot Springs (while the kids are well cared for in Youth Activities). Friday, 4th of July, will be spent as a collective group preparing for the Independence Day Parade, Ranch festivities and a special evening concert with the Zehnder Brothers. Evenings will include fun inter-generational offerings.
$125 + 6 nights Youth (age 3-12) $165 + 6 nights Youth (ages 13-17) $295 + 6 nights Adults (18+) Family Week Host: Sharon Edwards
The Color of Prayer G14F711A Chuck Hoffman Peg CarlsonHoffman Focusing on the dual concepts of art as prayer and the making of art as a way of praying, we will guide you in the creation of your family painted prayer canvas. As a group, look at images of ritual prayer objects from a variety of faith traditions to validate and inspire. As a family you will do the nourishing soul work of art and prayer. The process of creating together as a family will engage your imaginations and nourish your family prayer life. Share ideas to develop ritual as you gather for family prayer.
Making Music As Families– Stomp Style G14F711B Tom Zehnder Tim Gibbs-Zehnder
Dinosaurs, Fossils & Fun
Changing the World One Brick at a Time —Making Adobes
Alex Downs Families will learn about rocks, fossils and dinosaurs that once dwelled at Ghost Ranch. Make casts of fossils, explore the lab, visit the famous Coelophysis Quarry and tour the Paleontology Museum.
Pottery–Bonding for Families
Ghost Ranch Team Connect with the earth and your family as you make adobe bricks for sustainable projects on the Ranch. Learn about the rich history of adobe making, how it works and how it helps the environment. Of course you will get dirty as you make some bricks.
G14F711E To Be Announced Family Week Pottery will engage the participants in basic clay hand-building. Pinch-pot, Coil and Slab will be taught in a relaxed and inclusive manner. Each piece will be prepared for a primitive outdoor firing which will take place at week’s end. Local micaceous clay lends itself to smoke clouds and fire kisses that make each finished piece truly unique.
Come sing songs together, create and perform a Stomp routine, learn musical concepts through play and have the opportunity to write a new song with professional transcription. No musical training or expertise required, but bring your ukulele if you have one! Even the little ones get involved!
June 30-July 6
More Fun Over the 4th for Adults
While the children go into Youth Programming, you get to choose one class for Thursday and Saturday mornings. ( G14A711 to G14SW711)
Painting Sampler— Art for Non-Artists G14A711 Juliana Crownover If you have been wanting to try some visual arts, but didn’t know where to start, this is the class you have been waiting for. It’s a sampler of media: oil, pastel, watercolor and charcoal. All materials are supplied; bring only your creative spirit. All levels welcome.
Experience the beautiful and contemplative aspects of working with clay in this class that will teach you basic hand building techniques, polishing and other aspects. A Healthy You Makes a Healthy Family G14H711 Susan Weber
Pottery—Expressing & Creating with Clay G14A712 To Be Announced You have received beautiful creations from your children. Now come and create something for yourself or for them.
Join Wellness Coordinator, Susan Weber, as she takes you through an assessment of your wellness patterns as well as teaching you new practices for your life. Daily yoga, food conversation, meditation, guided hikes and rest are all part of this life-changing course.
Outdoor Adventure for Adults G14O711 Robb Carter Adults need fun and adventure, too! Sometimes without worrying if your kids are catching on, are safe and are connected. Allow yourself the time to explore the beauty of the Ranch and yourself by foot, boat, rope and other adventurous ways. Hike at a pace that fits your needs. All activities are moderately physically demanding, but no experience is necessary.
The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work G14S711 Lorna Kuyk Based on the work of John Gottman, this course will give longterm and new couples tools to build friendship, fondness and admiration, and to enhance intimacy. Couples will then build on these learnings to manage conflict (We all have it!), distinguish between and deal with perpetual and solvable problems and create shared meaning. Intended for strengthening relationships. Not intended for severe relationship distress.
Northern Rio Grande Rock Art G14SW711 Martha Yates Come experience the ancient land and its mystical markings. Your course begins with teaching on the rock art of the Southwest. Day 2 we will include hiking through one of the major petroglyph areas in northern New Mexico.
Literally Letters Calligraphy Festival Week 2
Beauty in the Desert: Artist Mentoring Week G14CDS711 $420 + 2 nights Pomona Hallenbeck Come to remote Casa del Sol and spend a week in the midst of magnificent beauty with a master painter/human being. Enjoy quiet time for developing inner-space, creativity, skills and images with time for questions, discussions and a field trip, all crafted to help your fuller capacity to SEE.
Rest & Recreation G14R&R711 $150 + 6 nights Everyone needs some rest and recreation in their lives. Ghost Ranch has just the setting and just the right balance of activity and non-activity for you. Activities will include guided hikes, wellness offerings and other special activities.
Open Studio Mentoring Week G14A713 $385 + 6 nights Sharon Zeugin Nancy Culmone An open studio retreat for calligraphers of all levels. Mornings are open studio with support from two seasoned instructors. Evenings include short teachings and demos. Bring your own projects and supplies for customized instruction. Enjoy time and space for community building within this special medium.
Adult Service Corps G14SC711 $95 + $132 for optional additional meals Billie Rogers Dennis Smith Give 25 hours of service per week to Ghost Ranch in exchange for lodging and lunches. See full description on page 14.
Festival of the Arts Week 1
Monday to Sunday The Art of Pastels G14A721A $425 + 6 nights Susan Daugherty Learn to paint the glorious Ghost Ranch landscape with pastels. You receive in-depth instruction in materials and techniques of pastel painting. Make your own pastels and painting surfaces. Discussions on color use and how to compose a painting help you in your adventures in becoming a pastelist.
Beginning Silversmithing G14A721B $460 + 6 nights Judith Foster Jamie Halpern
Fused Glass is Hot! G14A721C $420 + 6 nights Olive Smith Create bright and colorful jewelry from glass that is fused at high temperatures. Simple methods for incorporating hot glass into jewelry forms will be taught. This is a class for beginners, students with limited prior experience, and serious minded youths from age 12 and up.
Learn the basics of silversmithing through hands-on work of sawing, soldering, cabochon stone setting, decorating and finishing and safety practices for each. For beginners or those who want to brush up on basic skills. Serious-minded youth (minimum age 12) welcome.
Creative Jewelry for Beaders G14A721D $415 + 6 nights Crea Lynn Learn bead stringing techniques with professional finishes and creative wire wrapping for making necklaces, bracelets, earrings and some findings. Bring your favorite beads! Some supplies will be provided; additional materials may be purchased. Supply list will also be sent. No experience necessary.
Drawing As Meditation—Sharpening The Eye To See G14A721E $395 + 6 nights Elizabeth Buckley “A human being is essentially a spiritual eye. Whatever you really see, you are that.”—Rumi Drawing is a practice in observation and focus; a way of fine-tuning the eye to see. Come learn the language of line, shadow, shape, form and texture. From the horizon line to a blade of grass, we will explore the different approaches to drawing and how the pencil can articulate what we observe. This is a safe and supportive environment for those with no previous art experience.
Fire It Up! Metal Sculpture G14A721G $465 + 6 nights Tom Nichols Connie Burkhart Learn the basics of oxygen-acetylene welding while making functional and artistic works. We will use ferrous materials in combination with glass, stone and non-ferrous metals (copper, brass, aluminum). Class meets 9-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and 9-noon Saturday. Beginners and students with welding experience from ages 14 are welcome.
Exploring Modern Mosaics
Quilts From Sunbonnet Sue to Georgia O’Keeffe
G14A721F $425 + 6 nights
G14A721J $410 + 6 nights
Kathy Thaden The ancient art form of mosaic is finding renewed popularity and this workshop is an opportunity to explore contemporary mosaics. Students will learn how to nip and cut glass, choose a variety of materials and adhesives that work best for different applications, grout and finish their pieces. Great for beginning mosaic artists as well as anyone who would like to sharpen mosaic skills and explore new methods. No experience necessary!
Weave & Wander
Karena KoeberleWells Join a community of quilters for a week of textile transformation. Explore quilting roots and work on a traditional quilting project or try something new and modern. You have a hands-on opportunity to learn techniques of piecing and embellishing quilt tops and transforming fabric. Expect to complete one small wall quilt or get well underway with a larger project. All levels welcome.
Working The Magic of Ghost Ranch Clay
G14A721I $430 + 6 nights Suzanne Halvorson Designed for those who want to learn to weave or to expand their weaving skills, along with visiting some of Northern New Mexico’s finest weaving studios. A variety of looms will be available to match your weaving skills and interests. You are encouraged to bring your own loom if you can. The group will visit weavers in Abiquiu, Chimayó, Los Ojos and the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center.
G14A721K $415 + 6 nights Barbara Campbell Work with clay harvested from the bounty of Mother Earth. It will be our intention to invest our pieces with sacred intent. Our work will be deliberate and restful and our firing will be fun and exciting. Discuss the properties of the materials used and explore different deposits around the Ranch. Join this fun and informative week working magic with clay.
July 7-13 Monday to Sunday Creating Better Photographs with Your Digital Camera & Rediscovering the Beauty of Classic Black & White G14A721L $415 + 6 nights Philip Krejcarek Digital cameras are complex in the variety of operations they can perform. This seminar will clarify those numerous settings on your camera to give you greater control over the photographs you create and make digital photography easier. Designed for beginning students with no or little experience with digital cameras and photo editing software, as well as those who have a more advanced understanding of their camera and editing. Also provides a bonus of the study of the black and white photo tradition.
Yoga for Well-Being G14H721 $385 + 6 nights Cassidy Geppert Immerse yourself in an integrative approach to hatha yoga honoring classic tradition and contemporary principles to awaken and strengthen the body’s healing power. Asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (breath work), and meditation and visualization techniques are shared/ practiced for a renewed sense of well-being and wholeness. Yoga mats provided.
Poetry & Painting G14CDS721 $450 + 6 nights Pomona Hallenbeck Carol Merrill Any level of experience with watercolor or poetry can be enhanced by time at Casa del Sol with these two veteran teachers. In this quiet, reflective environment use color, lines, texture, shape and value to paint from your inner images, words of poetry, personal questions and discoveries. Time to be quiet and still is a gift to use for creativity. Demonstrations, poetry readings and plein air sketching add to this week of self-discovery and growth.
History & Culture of The Southwest G14SW721 $460 + 6 nights Andrew Gulliford Learn about the Southwest from ancestral pueblos to the atomic age. Emphasis is on the tri-cultural contributions and heritage of Native Americans, Hispanics and Anglos, with stories, anecdotes, slide shows and Northern New Mexico field trips to nearby historic and cultural sites.
The Ghost Ranch Chorale G14M721 $420 + 6 nights David Poole Matalie Wham This year’s chorale will approach the Mass (the “ordinary” liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church) as a musical form from the standpoint of two very divergent examples: The Mozart Missa Brevis in D major and the Gospel Mass by the living American composer Robert Ray. Let’s explore how faith is expressed in everything from Mozart’s ethereal melodies to the earthy collage of blues, jazz and gospel influences that comprise Robert Ray’s unforgettable work.
Rest & Recreation G14R&R721 $150 + 6 nights Everyone needs some rest and recreation in their lives. Ghost Ranch has just the setting and just the right balance of activity and non-activity for you. Activities will include guided hikes, wellness offerings and other special activities.
July 7-13 Monday to Sunday Adult Service Corps G14SC721 $95 + $132 for optional additional meals Billie Rogers Dennis Smith Give 25 hours of service per week to Ghost Ranch in exchange for lodging and lunches. See full description on page 14.
Festival of the Arts Week 2
Youth Service Corps G14YS721 $350 package Be part of a group that provides meaningful mission work in Northern New Mexico. See page 14 for details.
Youth Activities for Ages 3 to 9th Grade G14YA721 $150 + lodging See Summer Youth Activities on page 15 for full description.
Senior High Youth Initiative G14SHI721 $150 + lodging See Summer Youth Activities on page 15 for full description.
Catch The Colorâ€” Introduction to Stained Glass
Monday to Sunday
G14A731B $420 + 6 nights
Just Let Me Beadâ€” Open Studio & Mentoring Week
G14A731A $385+ 6 nights Crea Lynn An open studio and retreat for all levels of beaders. Mornings are open studio with support/mentoring from the instructor. Evenings include short teachings and demos. Bring your own beading projects and supplies for more instruction or problem solving. Beads and supplies will be for sale in the classroom.
This course is an introduction to stained glass using the copper-foil method. No experience necessary. Beginners will leave with finished project(s). All materials are provided.
Festival of the Arts Week 2 continued
Pastel Intermediate Plein Air
Mosaic as Meditation
G14A731D $410 + 6 nights
G14A731F $425 + 6 nights
Students will be guided through exercises that include practicing a variety of pastel strokes and blending techniques working from photographs. Gain confidence in painting plein air on daily field trips to a variety of locations on the Ranch. Group critique and selection of works for the art show will be done through encouraging analyses of each student’s work from the week.
Explore modern mosaics in an open studio and mentoring format as you listen and respond to God while arranging glass, found objects and other materials into mosaic art. Beginners as well as experienced mosaicists over the age of 16 will benefit from this time of intentionally focusing on the creative process. Includes reflection and prayer as well as hands-on instruction and demonstrations. Learn how to nip and cut glass, choose materials and adhesives that work best together, grout and finish your pieces.
Monday to Sunday Purposefully Personal Carving G14A731C $405 + 6 nights Robin Keck Stone has been an essential artistic medium since, well, always. More than that, it has been used for protection, healing, seeking and celebration. Our main goal this week will be seeking out and carving that purposefully personal ‘totem’, borrowing from southwest traditions in animals and figurines, directions and color. Begin with a worry stone, take a hike to find Ranch rocks later in the week, and, as a class, create a Ranch Island Head. In learning more about the background of stone and its uses, we just might learn more about ourselves!
Stone, Shell & Silver: Channel & Silver Inlay G14A731E $460 + 6 nights Judith Foster Learn to create silver mountings for inlay and channel work. Use channels made of sterling silver with colored stones in unique combinations. Basic silversmithing techniques required, as this is an intermediate/advanced class. Silver and inlay materials available. All-day sessions.
Clay to Lift the Heart G14A731G $435 + 6 nights Barbara Campbell Work with clay to lift the heart (LIFT, Look Inside For Truth). We will be not only working with the clay, but allowing the clay to do its work on us. A few easy projects are offered to give everyone the feel of the medium while welcoming student ideas and individual uniqueness. Exercises will bring out the creative juices in the most linear personality. Come get in touch with your right brain and see what magic can happen.
July 14-20 Monday to Sunday
Japanese Basket Weaving & Intro to Shifu Paper Yarn
Photography As Spiritual Practice: A Language Of Faith
Fire it Up! Metal Sculpture
G14A731J $410 + 6 nights
G14A733 $385 + 6 nights
G14A731H $465 + 6 nights
Tom Nichols Connie Burkhart Learn the basics of oxygen-acetylene welding while making functional and artistic works. Use ferrous materials in combination with glass, stone and non-ferrous metals (copper, brass, aluminum). Class meets 9-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and 9-noon Saturday. Beginners and students with welding experience from ages 14 are welcome.
Off & Running— Let That Brush Go! G14A731I $425 + 6 nights Pomona Hallenbeck Watercolor basics— brush strokes, color mixing, laying washes, textures, values—learn how to put it together to make a painting. We will explore dry brush, wet in wet, neutrals (called mud) and a bit about design—the soul of a painting. Focus on the ”how to’s” and learning to see.
Start out the week by learning how to make several different styles of baskets. Learn plaiting and twining to create a gourd shaped Harvest Basket. Learn how to create a random weave basket, with round reed or vine rattan, which you can reproduce at home with familiar vines, such as English ivy or honeysuckle. The week also includes learning the traditional and non-conventional ways to create your own paper thread and cord. Learn to spin the paper in several different ways, from a drop spindle to a drill.
Acting on Our Creativity—Drama & Musical Youth Camp
How do you find a common language that is welcoming for those who are new to Christianity as well as those who have been Christian since birth? Richard believes that the process of finding a common language through photographs and poetry will foster Christians in becoming more inviting for all. Connect with the beauty of creation in and around Ghost Ranch through photography and conversations with self and one another.
Permaculture For Arid Lands G14EV731 $415 + 6 nights Eric Garretson
G14A732 $200 + 6 nights David Poole Winona Poole Love to act or want to learn? There’s no better acting experience than the 10-minute play! Fun and easy acting exercises will spur our imaginations; the plays are rehearsed and performed in a supportive, generous environment. No memorization! Actors of all levels are encouraged!
This class will discuss and put to use principles derived from the observation of natural systems and how to incorporate them into practical techniques used to create healthy and abundant landscapes. Ghost Ranch has its own unique plant Biomes (communities). In these biomes we can see the plants that do well together. Here we find nuts, berries and medicinal plants all growing in sync with their surroundings. Join us to learn about these unique perennial habitats.
Rest & Recreation
Youth Service Corps
Monday to Sunday
G14R&R731 $150 + 6 nights
G14YS731 $350 package
Everyone needs some rest and recreation in their lives. Ghost Ranch has just the setting and just the right balance of activity and non-activity for you. Activities will include guided hikes, wellness offerings and other special activities.
Be part of a group that provides meaningful mission work in Northern New Mexico. See page 14 for details.
Adult Service Corps
G14YA731 $100 + lodging
Three Rivers Flowing: Feng Shui, Deep Time & Ceremony G14S732 $440 + 6 nights Karen Kudebeh Laurelyn Baker Home is where we sense We Belong; it’s also the staging area from where we affect the world around us. Join in an inspiring week immersed in natural beauty, ceremony and insights from Eastern philosophy and Western science. Stories—spanning 13.8 billion years of the Universe, Earth, Life and Place—will be recounted. Both Native American ceremony and feng shui will be integrated with the perspectives given to us by science. Bring a floor plan of your current residence in order to obtain personalized feng shui ideas for this effort.
Billie Rogers Dennis Smith Give 25 hours of service per week to Ghost Ranch in exchange for lodging and lunches. See full description on page 14. Specialty Service Corps—Sewers & Quilters Project G14SC732 $95 + $132 for optional additional meals
Paleontology at Ghost Ranch
G14SW731 $385 + 6 nights
Enjoy a week of sewing for Ghost Ranch. Join a special service corps group for a week of fellowship as we sew for the guest rooms. Participants will sew at least 25 hours for the Ranch and experience the camaraderie that sewing brings. It will be sew much fun! Basic sewing machine skills helpful.
Alex Downs Join us for stimulating paleontology field work amid spectacular scenery. Work with the Ghost Ranch paleontologist collecting vertebrate fossils at Hayden Quarry during the day; clean and repair fossils in the evening. Note: Work is in hot sun at an altitude of 6500 feet.
G14SC731 $95 + $132 for optional additional meals
Youth Activities for Ages 3 to 9th Grade
See Summer Youth Activities on page 15 for full description.
Senior High Youth Initiative G14SHI731 $150 + lodging See Summer Youth Activities on page 15 for full description.
July 14-20 Monday to Sunday A Better World Is Possible G14S731 $395 + 6 nights For 25 years, Ghost Ranch has hosted leaders in the Church, international affairs, politics and social justice organizations in annual discussion regarding moral issues facing church and society under the heading â€œDiscerning the Signs of the Times.â€? Today, in the midst of international conflicts and growing economic inequality, US Christians may wonder if a better world is possible. Yet, even in the midst of seemingly intractable forces, there are places of epiphany where courageous and creative women and men are nurturing the seeds of a more just and peaceful world. Join others this week to learn more about the theological and ethical dimensions of these issues and hear the hopeful words of some who believe that a better world is indeed possible and are energetically involved in seeking it.
25th Anniversary DISCERNING THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES
A Better World is Possible
Serene Jones is Presi-
dent of Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She is a prolific and popular scholar in the fields of theology, religion and gender studies and has hosted a recent series of lectures on the economy and theology by Nobel-prize winning economists.
Simone Campbell, SSS is Executive Director of NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby. She is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience is public policy and advocacy for systemic change. She lobbies Congress on issues of peace and justice.
Ofelia Ortega is a pioneering woman theologian and ecumenist. She is Professor of Theology in the Union Theological Seminary in Matanzas, Cuba, focusing on gender studies and community development. She is also an elected member of the Cuban National Assembly and completed a term as President for the Caribbean and Latin American World Council of Churches in 2013.
The Rebirthing of God
July 21-27 Monday to Sunday
The Rebirthing of God G14S741 $385 + 6 nights
Some lodging available at Casa del Sol. Retreat takes place on the main Ranch.
John Philip Newell Ali Newell This week at Ghost Ranch will include the international book launch of John Philip Newell’s forthcoming title, The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings. Days will consist of prayer at the rising of the sun in Ghost Ranch’s Agape Center courtyard, teaching and sharing in the mornings and evenings, with rest and silence in the afternoons.
Explore features of a new birthing of spirituality in our lives and communities: • Coming back into relationship with the Earth as sacred • Re-connecting with Compassion as the ground of relationship • Celebrating the Light that is at the heart of all life • Reverencing the wisdom of other religious traditions • Re-discovering Spiritual Practice as the basis for transformation • Living the way of Nonviolence among nations • Looking to the Unconscious as the wellspring of new vision • Following Love as the seed-force of new birth in our lives and world.
John Philip Newell
is a poet, scholar and teacher. Formerly Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, he is currently Writer Theologian for The Cathedral of The Isles on Cumbrae and Companion Theologian for the Community of Casa del Sol. He is internationally acclaimed for his work in the field of Celtic spirituality, including his best known titles, Listening for the Heartbeat of God and his poetic book of prayer, Sounds of the Eternal.
Ali Newell is a Church of Scotland minister who works as a spiritual advisor for the Ignatian Center of Spirituality in Glasgow. She and her husband are parents of four children and live in Edinburgh.
Festival of the Arts Week 3
Monday to Sunday Raku & the Art of Tea G14A741A $435 + 6 nights Barbara Campbell In this very special seminar, we will explore the process of making ceremonial vessels. We start with the tea bowl and study together tea rituals from different parts of the world and discuss ritual vessels and ceremonies that have ceramic objects as their centerpiece. Join in this fun and informative week. Time permitting, we will culminate with a “Ghost Ranch” version of a tea ceremony.
Fire it Up! Metal Sculpture
Painting Sampler— Real Art for Non-Artists
G14A741B $465 + 6 nights
G14A741C $460 + 6 nights
Tom Nichols Learn the basics of oxygen-acetylene welding while making functional and artistic works. Use ferrous materials in combination with glass, stone and non-ferrous metals (copper, brass, aluminum). Class meets 9-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and 9-noon Saturday. Beginners and students with welding experience from ages 14 are welcome.
Juliana Crownover Susan Daughtery If you have been wanting to try some visual arts but didn’t know where to start, this is the class you have been waiting for. It’s a sampler of media: oil, pastel, watercolor and charcoal. All materials are supplied; bring only your creative spirit. All levels welcome.
I love Susan as an instructor...I learned so much. We even made our own set of pastels and I brought them home. This is the second time I have taken her class.
July 21-27 Monday to Sunday Quilting a Peaceful Garden G14A741D $385 + 6 nights Judy Moore Express and promote your inner feelings about peace by designing and creating your own appliquéd wall hanging. Looking to your surroundings at Ghost Ranch and drawing upon your own experiences, learn multiple ways to hand and/ or machine appliqué. Incorporation of alternative fabrics, threads and fibers is encouraged, and will give you an opportunity to turn your Peaceful Garden into an art quilt. All experience levels welcome.
G14A741F $430 + 6 nights Bill Derrevere Jewelry students of all levels use the jeweler’s saw, solder silver and set stones in this course. You also stamp to decorate and file to develop edge designs. Cast in tufa stone, cuttlebone and fire brick. This class considers what is happening with Southwest jewelry now by sampling a variety of processes and techniques that can lead down a truly creative path.
Gospel Music Alive! G14M741 $395 + 6 nights
Bring Out Your Skills in Stained Glass
Todd O’Neal Linda O’Neal
G14A741E $420 + 6 nights
Experience the full range of gospel music, both traditional and contemporary. Learn new music and sing old favorites with new zeal. Make the vigas (roof beams) ring with prayerful song! We will showcase our songs in a lively concert for the Ghost Ranch community at week’s end. Instruction for choir directors will be part of this class. All welcome!
Olive Smith Learn and use your skills in copper-foil and stained glass design for beginners, intermediate and serious minded students age 14 and up. Basic materials and tools furnished. Students may bring their own glass for special projects. Studio is available all day and early evening.
Silversmithing Sampler— Contemporary Southwest Jewelry
The Prayerful Harp: A Celtic Harp G14M742 $400 + 6 nights Linda Larkin Experience the magic of this ancient instrument. Learn the healing modalities of the harp, enjoy playing soulful Celtic melodies and access your creativity. Whether you wish to relax through your music or would enjoy playing with a group, you will be introduced to basic techniques and ways you can create instant beauty on the harp. No music experience necessary. Note: Some rental harps available by reservation.
Contemplative Photography: Inner & Outer Visions G14S741 $395 + 6 nights Christopher Jordan Photography is a practice of observing the world around us. Explore the use of Kundalini Yoga, meditation and related techniques to expand visual awareness and support a contemplative approach to photography. Equal emphasis given to picture making strategies as given to the mind, body and spirit. Basic knowledge of photography is assumed. Bring a digital camera and plenty of empty memory cards. A laptop with photo editing software is recommended but not required. Most importantly, bring your energy, enthusiasm and adventurous spirit!
July 21-27 Monday to Sunday Indiana Jones was Here! Archaeology at Ghost Ranch, Week 1 G14SW741 $395 + 6 nights Richard Binggeli Chris Crews John Hayden Maisie Morris The opening chase scenes of “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” were filmed at Ghost Ranch. So Indiana Jones was here! This week, without Dr. Jones, we offer a two-week archaeology field class. Continue excavation of two rock-shelter sites dating back 8,000 years. If you don’t like the August heat, learn to catalog artifacts in the museum lab. Evenings are spent in discussion with guest speakers. You may take one week, but two weeks are better. Fedora and whip not required. (See page 44 for Week 2, July 28-August 3.)
Adult Service Corps
July 28-Aug. 10
G14SC741 $95 + $132 for optional additional meals
Monday to Sunday
Billie Rogers Dennis Smith Give 25 hours of service per week to Ghost Ranch in exchange for lodging and lunches. See full description on page 14.
Youth Service Corps G14YS741 $350 package Be part of a group that provides meaningful mission work in Northern New Mexico. See page 14 for details.
Rest & Recreation G14R&R741 $150 + 6 nights Everyone needs some rest and recreation in their lives. Ghost Ranch has just the setting and just the right balance of activity and non-activity for you. Activities will include guided hikes, wellness offerings and other special activities.
Youth Activities for Ages 3 to 9th Grade G14YA741 $100 + lodging See Summer Youth Activities on page 15 for full description.
Senior High Youth Initiative G14SHI741 $150 + lodging
Intensive Conversational Spanish, Weeks 1 & 2 G14SW812 $695 + 12 nights Margo Chavez Sharon Franco A two-week intensive course where small groups learn and practice skills in Spanish through structured oral activities and informal conversation with seasoned instructors. Knowledge of basic Spanish is recommended. Morning, afternoon, evening sessions and cultural activities over 12 days. Note: Because of the fullness of days, the class will break at mid-point after lunch on Saturday and resume class on Monday morning. This time can be used for relaxing and exploring the Ranch. Note: You must take both weeks which spans 13 nights; the bridge night (Sunday) is free. Use 12 nights (2x6) night rate for lodging and meals fee.
See Summer Youth Activities on page 15 for full description.
July 28-Aug. 3 Monday to Sunday The Creative Arts Festival values our individual artistic genres, understanding that we are a part of a larger arts community, that there are correspondences between poetry and painting, between collage and theater, between the image and the word. Special evening sessions will bring us together to experience and converse about the various forms we are all creating and to cross pollinate our ideas and discoveries.
July 28-August 3
Creative Arts Festival
The evening course time will be lead by Colleen Anderson, a long-time friend and instructor of Ghost Ranch. Colleen is a writer and graphic designer by profession, and also has talents with song writing, essay writing, poetry and other mediums. Colleen will take all her talents and roll them together for exciting evening classes for Creative Arts participants.
Collage & Assemblage G14A811A $405 + 6 nights Cal Mahin Participants will create two and three dimensional works of art. A variety of hand-formed papers, altered papers, found papers and objects will offer a creative experience for all levels of artistic ability. New techniques will be presented each day. Each artist has the opportunity to create their own works.
Mapmaking: The Art of the Personal Atlas G14A811C $405 + 6 nights Guillermo Delgado Explore the world of maps as art. Learn to create maps based on personal journeys using mixed media such as collage, painting, drawing, and text. Use collage approaches, multiple ways of painting and drawing, mixed media, and both newly-written and aged/found texts. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to organize and bind your maps into a unique and individualized handmade atlas/book to take home.
Acting the Ten-Minute Play G14A811D $425 + 6 nights Kate Snodgrass Leslie Dillen If you love to act or want to learn, there’s no better experience than the 10-minute play. You’ll be cast in a play, we’ll rehearse, and in the process, learn about character motivation, physicality and how an actor prepares. Do fun and easy acting exercises to spur our imaginations. This workshop is for beginners and advanced actors. The plays will be rehearsed and performed in a supportive environment. No memorization required.
Abstract Painting G14A811E $430 + 6 nights Laura Young An abstract painting class in acrylic paint for all levels of experience, ages 18 and older. Learn basic composition, painting techniques and how to use color theory to capture the beauty of the Ghost Ranch landscape. Individual expression is encouraged.
Rug Hooking in the Great Outdoors G14A812 $385+ 6 Nights Judy Moore Release and express that spirit within as you use the natural surroundings of Ghost Ranch as your inspiration to design your own rug. Celebrate diversity of technique and texture, engage your senses, and develop confidence in the creative process by hooking a rug using both wool and non-traditional fibers. Camera helpful. No pre-requisite.
Bells, Fountains & Fire G14A813 $435 + 6 nights Tom Nichols Let’s make some metal sing by building fountains, gongs and bells. Using arc welders and cutting torches on heavier pieces of steel, this class is for the bold who would like to build with thick gauge metal.
Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting
What the Owl Knows: Finding the Lyric Poem in the Natural World
G14A814 $395 + 6 Nights
G14W811B $385 + 6 nights
Through lectures and demonstrations, the instructor will explain the basics of direct, or alla prima techniques, their uses by a variety of artists in history, their palettes and techniques, uses for varieties of subject matter, and ways in which the student can better understand and improve their personal approach to painting. This course is designed to meet the needs of both beginning and more experienced artists. Painters in oils, acrylics, watercolors or pastels are included.
Study the contemporary lyric poem, its shape, sound, rhythm and its winged possibilities. What role does the owl play? She teaches us how to listen, take flight and maybe how to break the line. For beginning and experienced writers/ poets.
Stories: The Art Most Human G14W811A $385 + 6 nights Anita Skeen The truth about stories is that that’s all we are. —Thomas King In this workshop, beginning with creation stories and working our way into personal stories, we will read and write the stories that make us who we are: cultural stories, stories of family, stories of place, sacred stories, and stories of individual lives, to name a few. “It is stories,” writes Scott Russell Sanders, “that teach us to be human.”
Hiking, Writing & Yoga for Women G14H811 $440 + 6 nights Dona Bolding Susan Weber Experience the beauty of Ghost Ranch from another angle! As we hike, write and stretch, we attune our senses to the landscape, friendship and refreshment of our spirits. For women over age 18 who can walk four to six miles a day at high altitudes. Mats provided. Bring your own journal or notebook. During the week, Joan Logghe, former Santa Fe Poet Laureate, will be a guest instructor.
July 28-Aug 3 Monday to Sunday The Substance of Things Seen: Art, Faith & the Christian Life G14S811 $395 + 6 nights Robin Jensen Karl Gustafson The two worlds of church and art find themselves mutually wary/hostile, with little understanding or appreciation of one another. Verbal theology has the ultimate significance in the Western church. Visual theology is met with lack of understanding and trust. Based on themes in “The Substance of Things Seen” by the seminar leader, spend time in conversation about the ways art and faith can challenge and enrich each other.
High Desert Journey—Expedition For Body & Soul
Indiana Jones was Here! Archaeology at Ghost Ranch, Week 2 G14SW811 $395 + 6 nights Richard Binggeli Chris Crews John Hayden Maisie Morris Continue excavation of two rock-shelter sites dating back 8,000 years or learn to catalog artifacts in the museum lab. You may take one week, but two weeks are better. See full description on page 41.
Rest & Recreation G14R&R811 $150 + 6 nights Everyone needs some rest and recreation in their lives. Ghost Ranch has just the setting and just the right balance of activity and non-activity for you. Activities will include guided hikes, wellness offerings, and other special activities.
Adult Service Corps G14SC811 $95 + $132 for optional additional meals Billie Rogers Dennis Smith Give 25 hours of service per week to Ghost Ranch in exchange for lodging and lunches. See full description on page 14. Youth Service Corps G14YS811 $350 package Be part of a group that provides meaningful mission work in Northern New Mexico. See page 14 for details.
Youth Activities for Ages 3 to 9th Grade G14YA811 $100 + 6 nights See Summer Youth Activities on page 15 for full description.
G14S812 $550 + 6 nights Connie Burkhart A varied mix of experiences that blends earth science, the arts and restorative activities like hiking, swimming and rafting on the scenic Chama River. Create space for the spirit to emerge and expand with an opportunity to share adventure through exploration of seldom seen areas on and around Ghost Ranch, where the journey is as important as the destination.
Senior High Youth Initiative G14SHI811 $150 + 6 nights See Summer Youth Activities on page 15 for full description.
November 17-23 Monday to Monday
July 28-Aug. 4 Monday to Monday The Spiritual Journey G14CDS811 $800 + 7 nights Lodging at Casa del Sol Christopher McCauley Ravi Verma This spiritual retreat supports participants in a deep exploration of their personal spiritual lives in a small group setting, deeply enriching their relationship with God/ Spirit and recognizing the ways that God is present and working in their lives. Experienced spiritual directors guide participants in developing their skills in deep listening and personal discernment. This is an introduction to the deep and expansive practices of Christian spiritual formation, the ancient practice of Spiritual Direction and a process whereby participants will discern the next steps of their spiritual journey. Open to all and required for those who desire to become spiritual directors. Clergy, lay ministry leaders, pastoral care providers, hospice and hospital chaplains and other helping professionals are frequent participants.
The Art of Spiritual Direction G14CDS1141 $1625 + 7 nights Stillpoint Staff The Stillpoint Formation and Training Program is scheduled to begin with classes held beginning November 2014 through March 2016. â€œThe Spiritual Journeyâ€? (left) is a prerequisite for this program. A certificate is awarded at completion. Those who are accepted, will travel to Ghost Ranch for four, one-week residential intensives (two separate weeks each year). An experienced staff of distinguished spiritual directors will facilitate sessions using role-plays, presentations, discussions, spiritual practices, demonstrations, contemplative exercises and prayer. The Stillpoint program is noted for its engagement and is a practicum. We spend hours practicing the art of spiritual direction with participants and staff so that graduates may experience and perfect their gifts in being spiritually present to others. Participants find that their lives change as their gifts of deep listening and presence emerge.
August 4-10 Monday to Sunday Southwest Sampler G14SW821 $425 + 6 nights Ghost Ranch Team The Southwest, especially Northern New Mexico, is rich with the history of cultures melding Native American and Spanish traditions which generated an art culture unique to the needs of the people and the resources available to them. These artistic venues have been passed on from generation to generation and have now been fused with the vision of contemporary artists. Explore these traditional arts woven together with a sampling of offerings in which landscape and location become the focus. Sampler includes a bit of history, cultural experiences, archaeology, paleontology, hiking, drumming and more. Participants will get to experience the Ghost Ranch Rhythm Festival on Saturday.
Participants choose two workshops, each taken for two mornings: Morning Workshops • Spanish Colonial Art– Retablos of the Land (2 mornings) • Southwest Pottery (2 mornings) • Archaeology/ Paleontology Immersion with Ghost Ranch Museum Staff (2 mornings) Evening Offerings include: • Waterfront Experience on Abiquiu Lake • Drumming Circle • Night Sky Experience • Guided Hikes • Time at the Ghost anch Farm • Trip to Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs
The Politics of Food G14S821 $385 + 6 nights Erik Nicholson John Little Do you know where your vegetables and fruits come from? Do you know who picked them? The answers may surprise you. They involve a complex and deeply troubling global network of migrant farm labor recruitment and exploitation involving a whole host of human rights abuses. Reflect on your personal connection to food though writing exercises. Document your emerging knowledge and responses as a concerned citizen and consumer.
August 4-10 Monday to Sunday Journey Toward Wholeness G14CDS821 $425 + 6 nights Valerie Brown Based on the work of author Parker J. Palmer, this Courage & Renewal ® retreat explores issues of transition, vocation, life passion, purpose, meaning, aging, direction and underlying life patterns to live in alignment with one’s deepest values. In a safe, quiet, nurturing and confidential environment, the retreat promotes reflection and clarity, and uses poetry, prose, music, movement and the stunning beauty of the high desert. Enjoy periods of quiet time, journaling and self-reflection with large and small group discussions. Clearness committees, a Quaker communal process for individual discernment, is the capstone of the retreat. Two field trips are planned.
This retreat was satisfying, challenging, and healing in all ways. Valerie Brown is a very skilled and spirit filled leader. An amazing experience of spiritual depth, personal growth and group intimacy.
Opening to the Divine in Creation: An Intellectual & Experiential Exploration G14S822 $435 + 6 nights
Youth Activities for Ages 3 to 9th Grade G14YA821 $100 + lodging and
Julie Barnes The created world is one place where many experience the Divine. Explore different creation based spiritual practices, “nature prayers,” that help us open to the Wisdom of the wilderness that is both within and beyond us. Spend time on the land and in the classroom each day combining intellectual and experiential exploration as we engage a series of four practices. Leave with a series of “nature prayers” to enrich your own walk with the Divine and to share with your home community.
Rest & Recreation
Senior High Youth Initiative G14SHI821 $150 + lodging See Summer Youth Activities and Senior High Youth Initiative, page 15. This week youth will participate in the Ghost Ranch Community Camp which includes children from our neighboring communities. Youth Programming will be provided (Tuesday-Friday) during mornings and afternoons only. Saturday participate in Ghost Ranch Rhythm Festival activities in lieu of youth activities.
G14R&R821 $150 + 6 nights
Everyone needs some rest and recreation in their lives. Ghost Ranch has just the setting and just the right balance of activity and non-activity for you. Activities will include guided hikes, wellness offerings, and other special activities.
SAVe The Date Ghost Ranch Rhythm Festival & Runner’s Scramble G14M821 Saturday, August 9th
Adult Service Corps G14SC821 $95 + $132 for optional additional meals
Spend time with other music lovers and runners in the amazing setting of Ghost Ranch.
Billie Rogers Dennis Smith Give 25 hours of service per week to Ghost Ranch in exchange for lodging and lunches. See full description on page 14.
August 11-17 Monday to Sunday Enneagram Boot Camp
August 11-17 August 18-24
Experience Ghost Ranch
G14S831 $450 + 6 nights Suzanne Stabile Explore intermediate and advanced concepts of the Enneagram using lecture, small group, dyad and triad discussion formats. Work in triad, stance and sub-type groups as well as relationship instruction with opportunities to journal and exercises designed for individual personality types which will assist in growing and developing the individual’s personal journey. See our website for pre-requisites and the week schedule.
Turning Our Pain Toward Hope Through Writing G14CDS831 $385 + 6 nights Bill Tammeus We will explore what Christianity (and other faiths) mean by hope and how we can move toward that hope through writing that explores the very pain we’re in. Class members will learn effective writing techniques and use them to tell their own stories as they seek daylight at the end of their darkness. They will share their writing with others in the class and have a chance to learn from each other’s experiences.
Creation as Companion in Times of Transition G14S832 $425 + 6 nights Julie Barnes Grounded in the lineage of people across time and cultures who have gone into the wilderness to mark transitions in their lives, we will spend the week encountering the wilderness to see what wisdom it has for us as we open to the transitions we are experiencing in our own lives. We’ll use the structures of both Spiritual Quest and Council traditions to support us in this work. Spend most of the week (4 days and 3 nights) on the land, A one page reflective writing piece will be necessary as pre-requisite for the course.
Monday to Sunday
Monday to Sunday
The Wonder of Watercolors
Monday to Sunday Two Weeks
G14SW831 $350 + 6 nights Pomona Hallenbeck Martha Yates Come and experience some BIG and OPEN learning in the beautiful setting of Ghost Ranch at one of the best prices of the year. This week will inspire and educate young adults and adults in a multiple of learning styles/media including painting, archaeology, pottery, outdoor adventure and so much more. Students can take one class all week or mix and match. Evenings include special optional offerings like night sky/astronomy, drumming circle, guided hikes and more.
Beginning Silversmithing Intensive
G14SA831 $395 + 6 nights Catherine Hillis Beginners through intermediate are invited to work through the basic skills of the fluid medium, develop competence in composition and learn how to paint with glowing light. Through demos, individual coaching and feedback, you will become a better painter. Bring your camera for use with this class. Note: This class will include a special field trip to Santa Fe Indian Market.
Rest & Recreation
Thin Places & Photographic Creativity
G14R&R831 $150 + 6 nights
G14CDS841 $395 + 6 nights
Everyone needs some Rest and Recreation in their lives. Ghost Ranch has just the setting and just the right balance of activity and non-activity for you. Activities will include guided hikes, wellness offerings, and other special activities.
Chuck Kirchner Explore the concept of Thin Places-where the veil between heaven and earth is lifted and we connect in an intimate way with the universe. We explore the creative potential of photography to record our feelings and experiences in new ways. And we’ll add some musice to lift the spirits in more ways than one.
G14A841 $850 + 12 nights Tuition and lab fee cover all costs except what you purchase in silver. Judith Foster Have you always wanted to create your own jewelry but didn’t know where to begin? Come spend time in the beauty of Ghost Ranch and learn the basics of silversmithing through hands-on work of sawing, soldering, cabochon stone setting, decorating and finishing. Evenings include special lectures and deomonstration and reviewing of our day’s work. A speical part of this workshop includes a guided experience of the internationally acclaimed Santa Fe Indian Market on Saturday, August 16. Note: You must take both weeks, which spans 13 nights; the bridge night (Sunday) is free. Use 12 nights (6x2) rate for lodging and meals.
August 21-24 Thursday to Sunday Being Present to God’s Presence: Creating Innerspace G14S841A $200 + 3 nights Jim Heaney Often, we feel separate from our Creator. In the busyness of life, God sometimes falls to the wayside. When we come to recognize this reality, how do we go about becoming closer? We will set about finding a new way to look at life where the Divine is part of everything in our lives. Through multiple practices of being in the present moment we will receive a new sense of self and deeper relation to God.
Walk with the God of Liberation G14S841B $200 + 3 nights Nahum Ward-Lev The God of the Hebrew Scriptures is a God of liberation. This untamable God, Who will Be Who God will be, works in the world to subvert every regime—both personal and institutional. This God continually challenges people and societies to step beyond the familiar, to transcend patterned motions, to meet God and life, fresh and free, beyond any concept or doctrine. Study selected Biblical texts as a way to engage and walk with this wild God.
Late Summer Weekend Evolutionary Unity Consciousness & Interspirituality G14S841C $200 + 3 nights Delores Kincaide Sharon Palma Unity consciousness has been emerging through all the world’s spiritual traditions working toward global transformation, and realizing ONENESS. Can we walk a Universal Path together toward global transformation? In this retreat, we will merge into circles of experiential unity consciousness with ritual and spiritual exercises of many traditions (perhaps outside your own).
Being Divine in the Real World G14S841D $200 + 3 nights Susan Dwyer Do you wonder how the idea that we are each, in essence divine, can inform our day-to-day lives? Explore the question of how we can genuinely be divine in the ‘real world’, where we are not always amidst like-minded souls and where so many suffer. We‘ll use the spiritual and philosophical classic, the Bhagavad Gītā as our launching pad. Some 2,000 years old, this wonderful text tells a universally relevant story of how to live ethically well in the ‘battlefields.’ This reading will be supplemented by works from other spiritual traditions.
August 25-31 Monday to Sunday Awash with Gouache—It’s Historical! G14A851 $425 + 6 nights Pomona Hallenbeck Art and history have been linked since the “beginning.” Much of ancient to current visual image making has been done with water soluble pigments. Gouache, being one of the oldest and most common, is being rediscovered and used by various artists. If you want to try something new and ancient, join Pomona at Ghost Ranch, where you discover, experiment and learn how to use this rich paint. Watercolor and gouache are beautifully compatible.
Backpacking with the Saints: Nature Wandering as a Spiritual Practice
Monday to Sunday The Alabaster Jar: The Path with Mary Magdalene
G14S851 $400 + 6 nights Belden Lane Patricia Lane Belden Lane draws on his years of solo backpacking to suggest a pattern of Wilderness Spirituality that can be lived in everyday life. Learn important life lessons from “saints” like Dag Hammarskjold, Thich Nhat Hanh, Martin Luther and Thomas Merton. The retreat offers wilderness wanderings, exercises in meditation, small group work, storytelling and rituals drawn from the natural world.
G14CDS911 $425 + 6 nights Pomona Hallenbeck Have you ever wanted to create visual responses to scriptural study? In this seminar you will acquire the skills for mixing colors, understanding the human form and doing basic drawing of people on this sacred land. You will develop visual images to enhance your study. Come walk with Mary, the woman Jesus loved.
Finding Your Way Home G14CDS851 $395 + 6 nights Lily Kaplan Myers Finding Your Way Home is a path toward reclamation of self and restoration of peace in the face of loss. Lily Myers Kaplan, author of Two Rare Birds~A Legacy of Love, guides participants through the thickets of letting go, helping blaze the trail of a renewed clarity of purpose and deepened appreciation for life. For people dealing with loss of any kind, this retreat promises solace with fellow mourners through wandering the land, engaging in deep inquiry and participating in creative process.
Pomona is a delight and
is well versed in painting.
September 5-7 Friday to Sunday The Fullness of Watercolors G14A911X $160 + 2 nights Erik Speyer An introduction to the fullness and uniqueness of watercolors and how this medium can be used to discover otherwise unseen colors, patterns and the inner beauty of nature. Emphasize the art of painting rapidly by capturing the fleeting light of a sunrise, a shadow moving across a cliff, or the light of the moon outlining the silhouette of a mesa. Artist Mentoring is available September 8-13. See our website for details.
Fullness of Life As the light of the sun reflects off the moon, the full moon invites us into the fullness of our life, while we embody the wholeness of who we are. Join us during these full moon gatherings in different areas of interest to explore different aspects of your holistic self.
Two Leaves & a Bud: Tea from A~ Afternoon Tea to Z~ Zen of Tea
Voices & The Land
G14A912X $165 + 2 nights
G14M911X $165 + 2 nights
Immerse yourself in tea as we explore its history, processing and transcendental nature, with facets from A to Z—Afternoon Tea to the Zen of Tea, plus T for tastings as you learn what to evaluate. Take a virtual tour of tea estates in Sri Lanka and India. Learn the tools for that perfect cup and how to be bio-friendly in disposing of tea. Hear about Georgia O’Keeffe’s connection to tea. Create your own tea ritual.
“Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression. It is so spontaneous.” —Georgia O’Keeffe Beginner or experienced, young or old–come spend a weekend singing. Learn songs and sing to the creation of Ghost Ranch, literally going out during the day and night to offer our voices to the land in gratitude for its beauty.
Planting, Harvesting, Cooking G14EV911X $165 + 2 nights Eric Garretson Where does your food come from? How was it grown? How do you cook kohlrabi? Look at different practices of farming in the high desert—dry land, waffle gardens, traditional and beyond organic. Learn to grow food with limited water; to harvest, store and save seed and how to cook what you grow. The importance of growing your own food cannot be overstated. It is vital for the health of the land and the health of the people. Join us here to celebrate the joy of growing and cooking your own food.
Northern Rio Grande Rock Art G14SW911X $165 + 2 nights Martha Yates Come experience the ancient land and its mystical markings with teaching on the rock art of the Southwest. Day two will include hiking through one of the major petroglyph areas in Northern New Mexico.
Outdoor Adventure G14O911X $165 + 2 nights Robb Carter Come to beautiful Ghost Ranch and experience Outdoor Adventure under the light of a full moon! Our outstanding guides will take you on a night Waterfront Adventure (canoes and kayaks on Abiquiu Lake) allowing for some night photography as well as a night Challenge Course (High Ropes) experience followed by some star gazing. Day time will allow for guided hikes and archery. While all of these activities will be moderately physically demanding, no experience is necessary. Just bring your sense of adventure.
Rest & Recreation G14RR911X $75 + 2 nights Everyone needs some rest and recreation in their lives. Ghost Ranch has just the setting and just the right balance of activity and non-activity for you. Activities will include guided hikes, wellness offerings and other special activities.
Thursday to Sunday
Monday to Monday The Spirit of Place — Earth Walks
When Images Speak Louder Than Words
G14SW931 $525 + 7 nights
G14CDS921 $245 + 3 nights
Jan Gough Joan Drescher You don’t have to be an artist to facilitate healing in individuals, institutions, and family systems! This interactive workshop weaves the spiritual and creative benefits of expressing feelings through images and symbols when words will not come. Art allows for the expression of things that are otherwise inexpressible. Putting down visual symbols and images on paper helps us to find meaning through shape and form. Through demonstration, exploring various media, time alone and sharing as community, participants will create their own visual journal, opening the door to healing, hope, and spiritual resiliency.
Journey to both outer and inner landscape: quiet reflection, deep listening, dialogues with people from local cultures, ceremony, drumming, music, walks to ancient archaeological sites and spectacular outdoor settings—woven with a good dose of humor. Work on an environmental project with Native American youth that will include the ecology of traditional Pueblo people.
September 18-22 Thursday to Monday Roll Around Heaven G14S931 $295 + 4 nights Jessica Maxwell Join the author of Roll Around Heaven (RAH), for a spiritual tune-up like none other. Explore new evidence flooding in from pioneering brain scientists that the kingdom of heaven is within, and the glue of the universe really is love. RAH! workshops restore faith, ignite hope, changes and even saves lives. Return home with well-tested tools to help keep “the mud off your headlights,” and stay anchored in deep Spirit.
September 15-28 Monday to Sunday Artists of many mediums have long been inspired by the landscape and nurtured by devoting time to paint at Ghost Ranch, and the tradition continues. These offerings will be intensives for intermediate artists who want to deepen their skills as well as to rejuvenate their inner self/ inner artist, too. Immersion spans 13 nights, the bridge night (Sunday) is free. Use 12 nights rate for lodging and meals fee (2 x 6).
Immersion Includes: • Daily instruction and studio time • Special evening lectures and demos by instructors and special guests • Guided hikes • Yoga/wellness classes • Massage offering • Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tour • Other restorative activities • Saturday field trip to Santa Fe Galleries • Sunday R&R day with an evening trip to Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs
AIR: Artist Immersion & Rejuvenation Two-Week Intensives
Plein Air Painting in Northern New Mexico G14A932 $800 + 12 nights Ann Painter Paint in and be rejuvenated by the landscape that inspired and nourished plein air artists like O’Keeffe. In this intensive course when Summer is turning to Autumn, participants work en plein air with demonstrations, group discussions and lots of field time with seasoned plein air artist Ann Painter. Painting days will occur on the Ranch as well as some day trips to places like Taos, Tierra Amarilla, and Black Mesa. Work in the media of your choice; bring your supplies and materials.
• Final art show is open to the public and by invitation to special guests from regional galleries
Awakening Creativity Through an Ancient Art Practice: Papermaking G14A931 $800 + 12 nights Jacqueline Mallegni Everyone embodies creativity. The quintessential Japanese aesthetic and philosophy of wabi-sabi teaches us of the beauty of things modest and humble and will guide us as we explore the expansiveness of creative process. Our goal is to encourage childlike wonder and creativity to emerge through the ancient art of papermaking and to explore a sense of freedom while creating sculpture with natural materials. Papermaking lends itself to sharing and collaboration. We begin our days with short nature walks collecting plant material to include in the paper pulp and for building sculpture.
New Beginnings Series
As the night sky cycles and begins anew, so too are we invited to immerse ourselves in new beginnings. Join us during this new moon gathering in different areas of interest to explore new aspects of your emerging self.
Friday to Monday
September 19-21 Friday to Sunday Landscape Drawing: Documenting Your Journey G14A934X $165 + 2 nights Camille Rendal Learn to draw for the first time or to further develop your drawing skills in this course. We will learn and review some basic concepts of perception, perspective and composition. We will draw smallsetting landscapes, flora and fauna of the area, and move on to panoramic landscapes. We’ll work primarily outdoors, walking to various sites and some days in the studio from walking-trip field sketches.
Chacoan World Excursion Road Trip G14SW932 $695* (3 nights) Martha Yates
The Secret Of Aunt Em’s Silk Quilt: Writing About Family In Essays, Books & Poetry G14A933X $160 + 2 nights Stephanie Moran Talk about literature and family history and practice outlining and writing family stories in hopes of passing them on to a younger generation. Goals include “new beginnings” for workshop members to reflect on their personal histories and write family stories that can make readers laugh or cry as they also create “new beginnings” for younger family members who will read the essays, books or poems to learn more about their own dynamic family history.
Immerse Yourself in the Chaco phenomenon, the mysteries of Chaco Canyon, its ancient astronomical observatory, its agricultural fields, great houses and kivas and much more. Includes introductory teaching and closure/processing at Ghost Ranch and 2 days (one overnight in Farmington, NM) exploring Chaco Canyon and surrounding area. *Package includes three nights double occupancy lodging in Ghost Ranch historic cottages or scheduled venue, all meals—except three on the road—tour fees, programming aspect.
Yoga Autumnal Equinox Celebration G14H931X $160 + 2 nights Meta Hirschl When light and dark fall into exquisite balance we call it an equinox. The autumnal equinox marks the first day of fall and is a perfect time to draw deep breaths so we can appreciate the outer splendor of Ghost Ranch and the inner splendor of the True Self with yoga. All levels join us for a celebration of equanimity through yoga and nature.
Saturday to Sunday
Monday to Sunday
The Continental Divide Trail Through Ghost Ranch & the Land of O’Keeffe
Watercolor & People: A Natural!
G14O941 Price is listed online at sierraclub.org/outings
Brian Johnson Willie Picaro Backpack the Continental Divide Trail by way of Ghost Ranch. Trekking through the Chama River Canyon Wilderness, the red and yellow cliffs painted by Georgia O’Keeffe will be our backdrop. You will learn the history and paleontology of the area. Must be able to hike with a pack up to 10 miles a day.
September 22-27 Monday to Saturday The Art of Transition —Interim Ministry Training G14S941 $350 + 5 nights James Roghair Carol Shellenberger Intrigued by the challenges of transitional ministry? Explore skills, personal traits and commitments leading to effectiveness in the interim ministry specialty. On Ghost Ranch’s holy ground, take time to discern whether interim ministry is for you, and begin to prepare for this ministry.
G14A941 $425 + 6 nights People! Family, friends, colleagues, merchants, medical caregivers, educators, cooks, laundry workers, all the people who make up our lives –ever think of painting them? Our relationships with people are constant, a large part of our lives. Capturing them with drawing and painting can be very satisfying and can enhance a painting that may be a bit “ho hum.” Learn about skin tones, hair textures, feature relationships. A fun week of observing, sketching and painting people.
Change & Conflict In Congregations (Even If You Hate Both) G14S942 $385 + 6 nights Anita Bradshaw Few church leaders love change; none love conflict. Yet, these realities are in every congregation and can help with clarifying and energizing mission as well as renewing congregations. Participants will work together on strategies using case studies and the material presented.
September 26-28 Friday to Sunday Slowing It Down: Photography as a Contemplative Journey G14A941X $165 + 2 nights Randee Lawrence In the Autumn season, nature rewards us with a sensuous palette of colors. Come and explore the red rocks, deep blue skies and blazing yellow cottonwoods with your camera. Ghost Ranch is about slowing down and connecting with the sacredness of the landscape. This workshop is designed for photographers at all levels who seek a meditative or contemplative approach to creating images. A series of exercises will be offered to engage the senses and improve your powers of observation and composition. Guided hikes will be available or participants may choose to work on their own. Digital images will be loaded onto a computer for sharing and group reflection.
September 29October 5
Monday to Sunday
Photographer September 26-28 Friday to Sunday Action Photography at Ghost Ranch G14A943X $165 + 2 nights Michael DeYoung Michael DeYoung is passionate about the outdoors. He will share his knowledge and experience of action landscape and lifestyle photography at Ghost Ranch. You will learn techniques to strengthen your outdoor photography and personal vision. Weekend will comprise a balanced mix of lecture, location shoots, image critique, post-processing and workflow.
Abstract & Cold Wax
See More, Be More: Photography is About Seeing G14A942X $165 + 2 nights Ann Ehringhaus Photography is about seeing. Explore the visual language and how the ingredients of photography help us make great pictures. We’ll look at some important historic images, talk about com-position, perspective and opening to creativity. Practice getting into a more receptive state as we go into nature to create some images, both still life and portraits. You should understand basic camera operation of your particular camera. Note: Ann will offer Photography Mentoring during the week of Monday, September 29 to Saturday, October 4. Day(s) of mentoring with this outstanding photo-grapher can be scheduled. More information can be found on the website.
G14A1011 $430 + 6 nights Cindy Walton Explore cold-wax medium used with oil paint, pigment sticks and powdered pigments. Experiment using non-traditional tools to achieve texture and finishes similar to encaustic without the “caustic” fumes and heat to develop layers of introspective and emotional interpretations.
Ansel Adams Photography G14A1012 $475 + 6 nights Kent Bowser Using Adams’ 1937 fall shoots on Ghost Ranch to begin, explore and photograph this magnificent landscape. Renew or learn darkroom skills using fiber paper for fine printing. The light is exceptional this time of year. All levels welcome. Hiking involved.
September 29October 5 Monday to Sunday Exploring the Villages & Churches of Northern New Mexico: A Watercolor Odyssey G14A1013 $455 + 6 nights Pomona Hallenbeck Strenuous, fast moving, demanding, this watercolor workshop is loaded! Studio sessions provide color mixing, design tools, value and color patterns, techniques and painting time! This workshop is a wonderful opportunity to experience the cultures of Northern New Mexico with special guest Vickie Lopez.
Soulcollage® As A Spiritual Path G14A1014 $420 + 6 nights Kathryn (Kat) Kirby Immerse yourself in the soul-satisfying process of SoulCollage® where you will create a personal deck of collaged cards. Discover your soul’s true voice as you enter the beautiful world of imagery and intuition. No artistic skill or experience is necessary!
September 29October 5
October Glow Creating Beauty in the Kiln with Fused Glass G14A1015 $420 + 6 nights Olive Smith It may be fall, but it’s not too early to be planning those gifts for Christmas. Your family and friends will appreciate receiving things that you have made for them, especially when the gift is a bright and beautiful piece of jewelry or ornaments made from specially fused glass. This is a class for beginners and students with limited prior experience.
Awakening Creativity & Spirit: Inspiration From The Land & Georgia O’Keeffe G14A1016 $405 + 6 nights Randee Lawrence This course is for visual artists, photographers, musicians and creative
writers who wish to engage with their art at a soul level. Guided experiential exercises are blended with individual work and community engagement. Reconnect with nature, spirit and your innate creativity. Bring art materials, computer and/or digital camera, and a journal.
Autumn Aglow— Digital Photography G14A1017 $410 + 6 nights David Young Expand your knowledge of what your camera can do for you. Review camera controls and settings, elements of a good exposure and what makes a good composition. Shoot on and off-Ranch, capturing the beauty of Northern New Mexico’s fall colors. Bring DSLR camera and equipment. Beginner and intermediate skill levels welcome.
Open The Heart, Still The Mind
Poetry Alchemy in the Days of Awe
Rest & Recreation
G14H1011 $395 + 6 nights
G14W1011 $395 + 6 nights
Open and strengthen the body with daily yoga and still the mind with various meditation practices (sitting and walking), guided visualizations and walks in nature. Sacred poetry and prose is woven into the class, with field trips to places that inspire. Help deepen and reinforce our connection to ourselves and share with others. Yoga mats provided. Bring your own journal or notebook.
Writing our way into our lives, reading the poems of the mystics, the Beats, and other lovely poets, we’ll journey that path between heart and mind. Both the ordinary and the sacred will fuel us, clarifying our sense of self and others.
G14R&R1011 $150 + 6 nights
G14O1011 $445 + 6 nights John Hayden The advent of fall is heralded by brilliant splashes of color along canyon floors and mountaintops. We drive and hike to premiere locations to experience the best of Northern New Mexico’s fall color. You should be able to walk 3 to 5 miles over uneven terrain at elevations of 6,000 to 11,000 feet. Allday sessions.
October 1-5 Wednesday to Sunday
Ancient Sites, Ancient Waters G14SW1012 $430 + 6 nights
Making Sacred Our Personal Ancestral Wounds
Martha Yates Fall Colors Galore!
Everyone needs some rest and recreation in their lives. Ghost Ranch has just the setting and just the right balance of activity and non-activity for you. Activities will include guided hikes, wellness offerings and other special activities.
Field trips to ancient pueblos, petroglyph and agriculture sites. Two hikes are strenuous, others easy to moderate. Occasional evening gatherings round out this extraordinary week.
Fall Paleontology G14SW1011 $415 + 6 nights Alex Downs Collect Triassic vertebrate fossils at the new Hayden Quarry site. Explore the badlands of Ghost Ranch for new fossil locales. In the evenings, clean and repair fossils, learn about the geology and paleontology of Ghost Ranch. All-day and evening sessions.
G14S1011 $475 4 nights includes lodging & meals Annie Bloom To make sacred our wounds, both in our personal lives and in the generational hand-medowns of our ancestral lineages, is to come into a full and compassionate understanding of how these embedded woundings in our psyche contain within them the seeds of our Larger Story and the gift which is ours alone to pollinate the world with. In these five days camping on the land, we will risk to open up to the full radiance of our stories with Council, an in-depth exploration of the nature-based map of the psyche, solo walks, artful body maps, storytelling, and the reflection of the guides in gathering the numinous threads of each one’s story.
October 6-12 October 9-12 Thursday to Sunday Inspiring Young Writers—Creative Writing Support for Teachers
Fall Writing Festival & More
G14W1021H $175+ 3 nights
Dear Past, Dear Future: Letters & Other Epistolary Pleasures
Mish The Creative Writing for Teachers weekend workshop is designed for those teaching grades 8 to 12 who are interested in enhancing their class curriculum with creative writing assignments to encourage talented young writers to pursue their craft. Participants will be enrolled in both morning and afternoon workshops and in the evening will have the opportunity to join in the sessions that are part of the annual Fall Writing Festival.
Monday to Sunday
G14W1021A $395 + 6 nights Jane Taylor Letters are the oldest and most widely practiced of literary endeavors. Read letters, old and new, finding the intrinsic beauty of each style and voice. Then, write letters to real or imagined people, places and things. The letter has a rich past, and perhaps an artful future …in your hands. Come explore the letter.
Going for the Jugular G14W1021B $395 + 6 nights Ina Hughes Mining our own personal testaments, our own creation myths, our own psalms of celebration and despair, our own revelations and testaments, we’ll look at what makes for good writing in general, using examples from other poets and writers. Through in-class, directed writing and very specific daily assignments, we’ll share as we are willing our own personal parables and songs that well up from our own heart and personal experiences. Bring paper, pen or laptop and an open, creative mind.
Anita Skeen and her crew of teachers are fantastic. It is always creative, something new and they do a great job of making every writer, no matter what level, feel welcome and special. This is the touchstone experience of my year.
Inner Journeys: Travel Writing From the Heart G14W1021C $395 + 6 nights Catherine Watson Learning to write well about travel is a journey of its own. This course is designed to help participants along that path in a supportive, emotionally safe setting. Develop and sharpen essential narrative skills, including a trustworthy voice, a keen eye for details, greater understanding of human differences, heightened awareness of readers’ needs and, above all, the willingness to share personal emotions and insights. That means putting one’s heart and soul on the page.
The Picture in the Poem; The Poem in the Picture G14W1021D $395 + 6 nights Anita Skeen Examine pictures (photos, paintings, collages, etc), your own or others’, that have unwritten poems tucked away inside them. How do you discover that poem and tease it out? And in poetry, how does the picture make the poem, or the poem make the picture? Discuss the idea of the image, the lens, the perspective and the focus. Ideal for those who are both poets and visual artists, but also for poets interested in visual art or visual artists interested in becoming poets.
Oh, the Depth of the Riches! Mining Meaningful Family Stories
Road Stories: Driving the Story Highway G14W1021F $395 + 6 nights
G14W1021G $395 + 6 nights
Adam Booth The family story, which used to be commonplace, is becoming more difficult to hear and tell as technology and lifestyle shift us into different modes of interaction. Learn how to explore and build your listening and storytelling skills through critical thinking exercises, writing activities, group and solo telling explorations and examination of recorded story so that you can retell them in a fun and appealing way to a wide variety of listeners (your children, your parishioners, or anyone who needs a break from the internet).
Storm Catching: Writing In & About Hard Times
Describing the writing process, E. L. Doctorow once said, “It’s like driving on a highway at night. You can’t see any further than the end of your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” He wasn’t the first person to conceive of writing as a journey. In America the love of car travel and great adventures on quiet country lanes to eight lane super highways are part of everyone’s road trip experience. Read great examples of road stories from short story masters and do daily writing exercises for practice with the tools and techniques of writing the story of a trip worth taking.
Plein Air Painting For The Colorist Painter
G14W1021E $395 + 6 nights Laura Apol Writers often use writing to give voice to the difficulties in their lives, but also to name the pain and injustice they see in the world around them. In this workshop, we will read and write pieces that translate hardship into healing and art.
G14A1021 $410 + 6 nights Michelle Chrisman Based on the principles of the French Impressionists who first took their studios outdoors to paint “en plein air,” this course covers the simplification of shapes, correct color values and light/shadow patterns and well-designed compositions. Students do two paintings per day. Demos, individual instruction and group critiques.
October 6-12 Pastels— Light & Color
Plein Air Painting with Spirit, A Creative Retreat in O’Keeffe’s Backyard
G14A1022 $425 + 6 nights
G14CDS1021 $410 + 6 nights
Monday to Sunday
Susan Daugherty Capture the luminous light and color of Ghost Ranch as only pastel painting can. Learn painting principles of value, color, form and space and how light affects each. Focus on the color palette of canyons, arroyos, creeks and skies. Hike up to 1/2 mile carrying supplies.
Abiquiu Arts Adventure— Guided Abiquiu Studio Tour & More G14A1023 $440 + 6 nights
Ann Painter Sharon Richey Turner Live for a week in secluded Casa del Sol and paint in the place from which O’Keeffe said, “From the first time I saw it, I knew it was mine.” With those words she acknowledged the deep spiritual connection she felt for this place called Ghost Ranch. By day, paint the landscape, and in the evening, gather to share and listen to stories of others who have felt a deep connection with earth spirit and expressed it through their creativity.
Pomona Hallenbeck Northern New Mexico is an amazing region and home to many talented artists of many mediums. The weekend prior to Columbus Day offers the Abiquiu Studio Tour. Veteran Ghost Ranch artist Pomona Hallenbeck will host a week of instruction, storytelling, guest speakers and, of course, a tour of these different artists’ studios.
Leave Only Footprints—Take Only Photos G14O1021 $445 + 6 nights John Hayden In this adventure extraordinaire, learn and use minimum impact (no trace) ethics/practices as the group hikes to seldom-to-little-visited sites on Ghost Ranch and the neighboring National Forests. While wildflower and nature photography and sketching will be the focus, we will seek to appreciate the majesty and complexity of this land and its people and to examine our role as stewards of such rich resources.
Day Hikes on the Continental Divide G14O1022 $440 + 6 nights Nancy Shibley Hike different sections of the CDT in Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. Daily hikes will be between 8-12 miles at elevations between 6500’ -11000’. Experience an unbelievably diverse landscape and log miles on one of the nations’ most challenging Mexico to Canada trails.
Geology of the Southwest G14SW1021 $460 + 6 nights Lincoln Hollister Within a short distance of Ghost Ranch are several spectacular geologic localities—the Paleozoic and Mesozoic sedimentary sequence of the Colorado Plateau, the Valles Caldera, the Taos volcanic field, the Rio Grande Rift and a world famous mineral location. Take a three day hike to collect samples for later rock and mineral identification.
Rest & Recreation G14R&R1021 $150 + 6 nights Everyone needs some rest and recreation in their lives. Ghost Ranch has just the setting and just the right balance of activity and non-activity for you. Activities will include guided hikes, wellness offerings and other special activities.
October 20-25 Monday to Saturday Christianity After Religion G14S1041 $360 + 5 nights Jeanette Baust Mainline malaise, technological overload, shrinking congregations, sporadic attendance, burned-out pastors, changing belief systems and denominations in free fall. Can you relate to any of these terms? Join the club and the conversation! Intellectual engagement, spiritual reflection and centering are found in this hybrid class/retreat using Diana Butler Bass’ new work as a foundational text.
Journeys in the Wilderness G14S1041B $365 + 5 nights Nahum Ward-Lev John Hayden We will hike in the beautiful regions in and around Ghost Ranch and study journey stories in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures as a means of exploring the metaphor of journey and wilderness in our own lives. You must be able to hike 4-6 miles over rugged, moderately steep terrain at elevations 6,500-11,000 feet.
Fall Ministry Week Heaven of the Heart: Creating a Space for Sacred Imagination
A Theology & Ministry of Place G14S1041D $360 + 5 nights
G14S1041C $385 + 5 nights
Chuck Hoffman Peg Carlson-Hoffman What connects our spirituality, creativity and living out our vocation? How might an intentional engagement with our creativity and our spirituality increase our ability to lead and live as people of faith? In this workshop you will push back the boundaries of familiar distractions and enter a Sabbath time in which to explore the intersection between creativity, spirituality and creative leadership. Using hands-on exercises, personal reflection and imagination, see how your creativity can form sacred community.
Our congregations are not just in a “location,” but are situated in a Godcreated, God-given and God-nurtured “place.” God invites us to take seriously serving the reign of Christ in a specific context, where we are called to love our neighbors, work for a just world and to incarnate community where we are. This seminar will explore a theology of place for your congregation and strategies for connecting your church and community.
Fall Ministry Week Continued
October 20-25 Monday to Saturday Transforming Leadership for Inclusive/Diverse Faith Communities G14S1041E $360 + 5 nights Rafaat Girgis Robert Chesnut How do we mainline Protestants break out of our traditional ghettos of race and class? How do we nurture visionary, transformational leadership to draw in younger generations, spiritual seekers, different ethnicities, nationalities, and sexual orientations? While starting afresh with new worshipping communities might be easier, this course will aim to look at that model as well as not leaving behind opportunities for established churches that are literally dying for a new day. Current literature, working models/ examples and shared experiences/ideas will be part of this week.
Rest & Recreation G14R&R1041 $150 + 5 nights Everyone needs some rest and recreation in their lives. Ghost Ranch has just the setting and just the right balance of activity and non-activity for you. Activities will include guided hikes, wellness offerings and other special activities.
Discovering the Story In & Around Us G14S1021F $360 + 5 nights Keith Herron Stephen Graham The Beloved Community is a blend of personal and particular narratives that at the same time are shaping a narrative of their own. What happens when these stories discover a story around them or just beyond them that begs to be known in all its richness? A new narrative, a missional narrative, is being born with a life of its own. This seminar is designed to assist congregational leaders in discovering a narrative of grace.
the spacious depths of desert spirituality. Come for “soul seasoning”, our term for honoring and nourishing our gift of presence to others. People from all spiritual traditions are welcome. Note: A special Pilgrimage Day of Northern New Mexico sacred sites/spiritual communities will occur on Monday, Oct. 27th. See the website for more details.
October 27-31 Monday to Friday Georgia O’Keeffe Southwest Excursion Road Trip G14A1041 $895 per person
Karen Butts Kate Coleman
Thursday to Sunday
Spend a week traversing special places Georgia O’Keeffe loved. Experience the beauty of each landscape and significant space to help understand how it inspired her as an artist and as a human being. Includes time in Santa Fe, Abiquiu, Ghost Ranch and Taos with four nights lodging double occupancy in our historic cottages or other venue, meals except two dinners, tour fees, programming and transportation during the excursion starting in Santa Fe.
A Seasoned Call— A Soul Retreat for Spiritual Directors G14S1041X $175 + 3 nights Intern Rate: $115 Christopher McCauley Ravi Verma We gather for the 2nd Annual Gathering of spiritual directors/companions, soul friends, pastoral counselors and others whose ministry is to companion others on their spiritual journey. We gather in the beauty of fall in Northern New Mexico to seek renewal in workshops, art, music, and good conversation as we renew ourselves for the work. We will pray and play as we explore new practices and invite our bodies and souls into
Oct 27-Nov 2 Monday to Saturday A Seasonal Celebration of Crones in Autumn G14S1111A $435 + 6 nights Evelyn Beck Judith Walton A participatory course focusing on a Celebration of Crones (Wise Women) through Sacred Circle Dance, poetry, all culminating in a ceremonial crowning of ourselves. Crones honor the ancient ones who came before us and seek to embody wisdom, wholeness, harmony, balance, peace, generativity, creativity, stamina, and courage. Come celebrate the Crone in you!
Seven Stages of a Woman’s Path Explored Through Photography G14S1111B $410 + 5 nights Karen Ruckman For women who are at all levels of photography who want to explore their life journey in the context of seven stages. Practical reviews of camera controls and composition will supplement photo assignments as participants are inspired by the beauty of Ghost Ranch to make new images that reflect their stage on the path.
October 27-November 2
Wisdom Week Weathered Warriors —Emerging Elders G14S1111C $405 + 5 nights Terrell Piechowski This retreat will explore how men growing into elders can help themselves and others overcome social and emotional adversity. Using the strengths of their own life experiences, participants will learn strategies to teach themselves and others a sense of Mastery, a sense of Relatedness, and a sense of Emotional Recovery.
Rest & Recreation G14R&R1111 $150 + 5 nights Everyone needs some rest and recreation in their lives. Ghost Ranch has just the setting and just the right balance of activity and non-activity for you. Activities will include guided hikes, wellness offerings and other special activities.
Celebrations for Days of the Dead (Dias de los Muertos) G14CDS1111 $425 + 5 nights Helen Byers Días de los Muertos is the Latin American holiday coinciding with Halloween and All Souls’ Day. Explore the whimsy, humor, history and ritual of this ancient acknowledgement and transcendence of death. We make traditional foods and folk art, including ofrendas (“altars” or memorials to friends and family) and skeleton masks. We’ll read selected poetry relating to death and do our own private journaling.
Friday to Sunday
Monday to Monday
A Pilgrim’s Heart
The Art of Spiritual Direction
G14CDS1041X $165 + 2 nights
G14CDS1141 $1625 + 7 nights
Kim Caird Wardene Crowley
Explore the inner/outer journey of pilgrimage as a metaphor for life. Encounter the mundane to the mystical. Engage in silence, small group discussion, contemplative/meditative practices, journaling and labyrinth walking.
November 10-16 Monday to Sunday Holding the Memory— Beginning Anew G14CDS112X $425 + 6 nights Janet Schreiber Camille Cates Barnett Discover your resilience after losing a life partner/ spouse through expressive arts and exercises in a private retreat setting. We will combine “The Work That Reconnects,” movement, expressive arts, exercises and visits to sacred sites that support our journey in moving to our new life. Led by facilitators who are experts in loss and will guide participants in developing resources for living a new full life. You will take home a practical plan for your future.
During this two-year training program, an experienced staff of distinguished spiritual directors will facilitate sessions using presentations, role-plays, discussions, demonstrations, spiritual practices, contemplative exercises and prayer. Note: “The Spiritual Journey” (page 45) is a prerequisite for this program. A certificate awarded at completion. See full description on page 45.
December 5-7 Friday to Sunday The Advent of Peace Weekend with John Dear G14CDS1211X $150 + 2 nights Father John Dear Enter the Advent season of peace with Nobel Peace Prize nominee and author John Dear, reflecting on the Advent texts which invite us to prepare ourselves to welcome the nonviolent Jesus into our lives and the coming of “peace on earth.” This will be a time of peace, renewal, prayer, reflection, Bible study, discussion and Advent preparation.
December 29January 1 Thursday to Sunday The Wheel of Creativity: Taking Your Place in the Adventure of Life G15S111 $235 + 3 nights Katherine Robertson-Pilling The ultimate creative process is life itself. The results you produce in your life begin deep within you and work their way out from there. If you want to change those results, you have to change your relationship with life. Based on her book, The Wheel of Creativity: Taking Your Place in the Adventure of Life, creativity mentor Katherine Robertson-Pilling will unveil the mysterious processes through which creation occurs and guide you to take your place within them. You are here. Take your place. Begin your adventure as you enter a new year.
Plan Your Stay “I was looking for peace, quiet, stars and simplicity.” —Tired in Texas
Simple Lodging Lodging and meals are packaged together. Unless otherwise specified lodging rates are double occupancy.
Single occupancy may be available for an additional $50 per night.
Ghost Ranch offers rustic, lodging accommodations reflective of its origins as a working ranch. Our rooms are basic, no frills, but clean and comfortable all with magnificent views. All units provide breathtaking vistas of colorful sandstone cliffs, cottonwoods and distant mountains. Rooms do not have air conditioning but most have fans. Sleeping rooms are free from phones, televisions, internet and alarm clocks. Cell phone service is very limited and Wi-fi access is available only at certain spots around the Ranch. All lodging options are within walking distance of classroom buildings, the Dining Hall, Library and other structures via non-paved roads. Expect loose gravel and uneven terrain. Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to those with accessibility requirements. In all lodging options, if you do not register with a companion, a roommate may be assigned to you during busy periods on the Ranch. We observe the honor system at Ghost Ranch—while our guest rooms with private and semi-private bathrooms are newly equipped with key-pad locks—rooms in our communal lodging facilities do not have locks.
Lodging Types Rooms with Private Bath
Comfortably appointed with neutral hues and a Southwest theme, each room has 2 beds (a queen + twin, or double + twin) and a dresser, nightstand, lamp, chair, closet and its own bathroom with shower. Some sleep up to 3 people. A limited number is available. On the mesa level, common rooms in each building have soft furniture, tables and chairs and a fireplace, perfect for group gathering. The newest units on the main level are spacious ADA accessible units close to the Dining Hall.
Rooms with Semi-Private Bath
These spacious, comfortably appointed rooms sit in the historical sections of Ghost Ranch, most are close to the Dining Hall and Library, with a few behind Corral Block. These older units each have a bedroom with 2 beds (a double + twin, or 2 twin beds), a dresser, a nightstand with a lamp, a chair and a closet. Every room shares a bath with an adjoining room; the bath is located between the two rooms. In a few select units, two rooms also share a sitting area. Some rooms sleeps up to 3 people. A limited number is available.
CASA DEL SOL
Private Bath Semi-Private Bath & Hermitages
Casa del Sol hosts Ghost Ranch courses that are spiritual in nature, and its rooms are set aside for participants in classes with a “CDS” in the course number. This charming, historic hacienda was built in the 1930’s. Anchored under the Puerto de Cielo rock formation two miles from the main Ranch campus, it has a spacious courtyard looking out on the desert and Pedernal, Ghost Ranch’s landmark mountain. It has a fireplace, kitchen and simple living space surrounded by inspiring landscapes. Six bedrooms share three bathrooms; a seventh room has its own private bath. Most rooms have doors that open onto the courtyard. There are three hermitages that can be used for short or extended stays. The Hermitages are self-contained with their own bathroom, small refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot. They are ideal for people seeking Sabbatical time/retreat time.
Lodging Types Rooms with Communal Bath
Dorm rooms with a communal bath down the hall or in another building reflect the history and dude ranch culture of Ghost Ranch past. Multiple bunk beds and very simple furnishings, keep them among Ghost Ranchâ€™s most affordable options. Mesa units, very rustic, have 1 bedroom with 2 beds (2 sets of bunks, or a twin + bunk bed) and a dresser, chair, shelf, mirror and reading lamp. Many rooms have a sink. Shared bath with a sink and a toilet are located in each building, down the breezeway. Showers are located in nearby buildings. These units sleep up to 3 people. Some buildings have a central lounge area with large screen windows that have stunning views. A few rooms on the main level sleep up to seven or eight people and are perfect for groups. Some rooms have a closet, dresser, chair and desk; others have closets and sofas. Large communal bathrooms and showers are located outside, a few steps down a breezeway or covered porch. Staff House has smaller rooms but has comfortable interior communal spaces, open fields for play and stargazing and is close to the Dining Hall. Corral Block has larger rooms, an open field for play and stargazing, and is close to the museums, Lower Pavilion meeting space, and the Welcome Center. It is a 5 to 10 minute walk to the Dining Hall.
Campground with Communal Bath
Open from mid-May until early October Ghost Ranchâ€™s most affordable lodging option, the camping sites are nestled in a canyon surrounded by red rocks. The Campground has facilities for tent camping, with or without electricity. Most sites have a table and a fire ring and only a very limited number have shade. Campfires are permitted only when weather conditions allow. The communal bath house is equipped with an ice machine, shared refrigerator, showers, sinks and coin-operated laundry. There is a 10-20 minute walk to the Dining Hall and meeting rooms. No pets are allowed in the campground (except for approved assistance animals). Full hookup sites include water and a dump station at the site, and 30- and/ or 50-amp electric hookups. There are only a small number of full hookup sites, available on a first come, first served basis.
Lodging & Meal Rates All visits include access to 3 hiking trails, two museums, 24-hour Library, Labyrinth, Karesansui Garden, and immersion in a landscape that has inspired thousands. Rates are based on double occupancy. The first and second person sharing a room will each be charged the fee listed for your lodging choice which includes meals for those two people. The third and subsequent person sharing that same room pay only for meals.* Adults (ages 13 and older, including non-course guests pay the meal fee listed for the workshop number of nights. Youth (ages 4 through 12) pay half the listed meals fee. No charge for children 3 and under. Single occupancy may be available for an additional $50 per night.
meals are included with lodging beginning with dinner on the day of your arrival and ending with breakfast on the day of departure.
LODGING type Room with Private Bath
Room with Semi-Private Bath
Dorm with Shared Bath
*MEALS FEES for 3rd, 4th person sharing a room & for campers Meals begin with dinner on the day of arrival and end with breakfast on the day of departure
Meals Are Not Included With Camping
Tent Sites with No Electricity
Tent/RV Site with Electricity Only
RV Site with Full Hook-ups
Meal tickets may be purchased in the Welcome Center. Breakfast $9, Lunch $11 and Dinner $13.
More About Your Stay Registration Fees & Payment
The appropriate fee is listed below the course name. The registration fee does not include lodging and meals. A 50% deposit of total fees (workshop, lodging and meals, shuttle) is due when you register. If you are unable to pay the deposit, please contact the Registrar’s Office to make arrangements. Payment may be made by check payable to Ghost Ranch or Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card.
Travel Dates & Check-in
The first and last dates listed are considered travel days unless otherwise noted. Check-in begins at 3:00 p.m. on the first date listed for your workshop with dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by a Ghost Ranch orientation unless otherwise noted. Check-out time is 10:00 a.m. on the last date listed for your workshop Most workshops have morning (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) and evening (7:00-8:30 p.m.) sessions, with afternoons free. Weekend/shorter workshop offerings may have a more intense schedule. Some workshops may offer optional afternoon studio time or an occasional field trip. These are noted in the workshop description.
Other than summer weeks from June 16 to August 10, when youth can enroll in Youth Activities (for Children 3 years to 9th Grade), childcare is not provided and children must be under the care of an adult 18 or older. The Family Center provides space, toys, books and some art supplies for use by the caregiver.
We have a Farm to Table program using our own seasonal farm produce whenever possible. Menus highlight vegetarian entrees. A salad bar is featured at lunch and dinner each day. Meals are served cafeteria style, with choice of indoor or outdoor dining. Please contact our registrar’s office to discuss special needs.
Dining Hall Service Hours
Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 a.m. Lunch: Noon-1:00 p.m. Dinner: 5:30-6:30 p.m. If you will be arriving after 6:30 p.m., we suggest that you eat in Española or one of Abiquiu’s few restaurants.
A Sample Day 7:00 a.m. Optional Activity Partial Chimney Rock Hike, Morning Yoga Wakeup, Wellness Offering or Contemplative Worship 7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast 9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon Morning Workshop Session or R&R activity (during weeks offered) Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00-5:30 p.m Afternoon Workshop Session (dependent upon workshop) or Optional Activity, Outdoor Adventure opportunities, Open Art Studio or Free Time 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. Some workshops offer evening sessions—especially during weekend workshops— Night Sky Meditation or Free Time
More About Your Stay Cancellation Policy
Written notification must be received no later than 45 days prior to the start date of your course in order to receive a refund, minus a $100 processing charge. No refunds will be processed after that time. We reserve the right to announce a change in leadership or cancel any program 30 days prior to the first day of the course. In that unlikely event, you may transfer to another course without charge or we will refund the full course payment. Many participants have found it helpful to purchase travel insurance.
If you decide to transfer from one course to another, there will be a $25 fee per transfer, per person.
Shuttle Service from Santa Fe Sage Inn to Ghost Ranch for Workshop Participantsâ€“only for arrival and departure days of 5, 6 and 12 night workshops only. Reservations are required. See more details at GhostRanch.org.
Arriving Early or Staying After
If you are coming earlier or staying later than your course dates, you must make extended stay reservations by calling either 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1002. Stays before or after your class will be charged at the regular overnight lodging fee which is different from the nightly charge for lodging when you are enrolled in a workshop. When you are staying for multiple weeks of classes in a row, the bridge night (Sunday) is included at no additional charge.
Participants staying off-site pay workshop registration fee plus $50 per day for meals and use of our facilities.
Ghost Ranch is blessed with kind individuals who contribute funds so that financial assistance is available toward a portion of your workshop registration fee only. Scholarships are given (but not limited) to clergy, first-time visitors and our neighbors in Northern New Mexico. You may download a scholarship form from our website.
Photo Credits Cover, David Manzanares; inside front cover, Maureen Grandmont; page 1, Carolyn Wright, The Photography Studio; page 2, Diane Arenberg; page 3, Nate Zivin; pages 4, 5, 9, 11 Ghost Ranch Archives; page 13, Cheryl Barth, Dresmstime.com-Eastwest Imaging, Nate Zivin, Reinhold, George Raney, Katherine Kimball, Nate Zivin; Laurie Lewis - courtesy of Far Flung Adventures; page 14, 16, 18, 30, 33, 34, 39, 40, 41, 42, 55, Nate Zivin; page 15, 26, 58, Anna Maria Gonzales, Aly Beveridge; page 17, Williams; page 20, Tammeus; pages 22, 28, 54 & back cover, Sebastiano Vitale; page 24, 32, 67, 69, Ghost Ranch Archives; page 25, 61, Jessie Fisher; page 26, Ghost Ranch Archives; page 27, Sharon Edwards, Nate Zivin, Jessie Fisher; page 29, Billie Rogers; page 36, Sharon Edwards; page 37, English; page 38, 45, 47, 50, 51, Larry Hastings; page 44, Ghost Ranch Archives; page 48, Julie Barnes; page 52, 60, Dan Simons; page 53, John Bastin; page 57, Dawn Davis; page 65, Carol Landess, Helen Byers; page 66, Dale Smith; page 68, Sue Rundstrom; page 73, Sharon Edwards.
Helpful Info Health: Ghost Ranch is committed to accommodating all individuals who wish
to participate in its programs and be part of our community. Located in the high desert at an altitude of 6,500 feet, Ghost Ranch is very remote from medical facilities. The nearest hospital is 35 miles away and the Ranch provides only basic first aid services. The Abiquiu Clinic is 15 miles away but has limited hours and services. There is a 5-15 minute walk from most rooms to the Dining Hall, Library, Museums and meeting rooms. We strongly urge people with health challenges to consult with their physician before registering. Remember to bring a sufficient supply of medications for your time here.
Weather: The high desert altitude (6,500 feet) can produce extremely variable
weather. Summer temperatures range from 50° to 95°, with afternoon thunderstorms possible. Fall to winter temperatures can range from lows of zero or below at night to highs of 70° at midday; be prepared for rain and/or snow.
What to Bring: To make your stay more comfortable you may want to pack the following: comfortable, casual clothes you can layer • sturdy walking shoes, rain gear • hat • flashlight • sun block • toiletries • alarm clock • hair dryer • bathrobe • cash for purchases in shops on the Ranch. There is no on-site ATM machine.
Computers & Telecommunications: We offer free Wi-fi access in select locations on the Ranch. A terminal with internet access in the Trading Post Café is available 24-hours. Due to Ghost Ranch’s remote location, cell phones may not work. Some phones are available for guest use to make long-distance calls with your credit card. Some wireless hot spots (for cell phones, tablets and laptops) may be found at various places on the Ranch. Persons with Special Needs: Children and adults with disabilities are wel-
comed at Ghost Ranch. Please contact the Registrar’s Office to discuss the type of accommodations you may need. This includes, but is not limited to, wheelchair accessible bedrooms, bathrooms and special diets. A limited number of golf carts are available for use by persons with special needs. Cost per week is noted on the registration form. A valid driver’s license is required and a golf cart policy agreement must be signed. Please call 505.685.1002 for golf cart needs. Please note all of your special needs on the registration form. If you use a wheelchair or scooter and need shuttle service from the Albuquerque airport to Ghost Ranch call 505.685.1002.
Pet Policy: Pets are not allowed in Ghost Ranch facilities, including the campground, with the exception of assistance animals with prior notification to the Registrar’s Office. Some of our guests may be allergic.
Amenities: Hiking • Horseback riding • Bodywork Program (massages) • Trading Post • two Museums and Gift Shops • 24-hour Library with Children’s Room • Family Center (for children under age 3 and their adult caregiver) • Children’s Playground • Georgia O’Keeffe and the Ghost Ranch Landscape Tour • Paleontology, Archaeology and Movie Site Tours • Challenge Courses • Climbing Wall • Water Activities • Chama River Rafting • Labyrinth • Karesansui (meditation garden)
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HOST RANCH is a unique combination of natural beauty, paleontology, archaeology, history, geology and art. It is not just the values of each of these separate aspects of Ghost Ranch, but rather the synergy of its beauty, its scientific value, its cultural and historical traditions and its spirituality that make it like no other place in the world.