About the 2020 John Main Seminar
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INDIGENOUS WISDOM AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY
The purpose and objective of the Seminar JMS2020, is to explore and learn from the Wisdom and Spirituality of the indigenous cultures to build a common ground for the future.
An ancient poem from the Cree people says:
Some day the earth will become sick,
the oceans will become dark.
the birds will fall down from the sky,
the fish will die and float on the river.
Little before it is too late,
the indigenous people will recover their spirit,
and will teach the white man to respect the earth.
After a 3-day silent retreat led by Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB, we will learn from experienced speakers, how they have received the knowledge and wisdom kept by small groups that still are present and embody vibrantly and with courage their customs, tradition and spirituality.
During the seminar, the workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and perform, the daily activities of native artisans, understanding how they practice their beliefs and transform them in work as they continue their traditions and immerse them in the actual world.