Eat

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  • Welcome “Benvenuti” Gourmet Dinner on arrival day at Osteria Bastarda Rossa, Michele’s cousin’s acclaimed restaurant 
  • Daily delish, Italian continental breakfast buffet (gluten-free options); coffee & tea 
  • Daily, day’s end gathering for wine and nibbles at Your Soul Café: Conversations that Open Hearts and Inspire Actions (Total 5 gatherings)
  • Celebration “Arrivederci” Gourmet Dinner & Awards before departure day--also at Osteria Bastarda Rossa
  • Two, fun classes about wine tasting and, pasta making
  • Meals included: 5 x breakfasts / 2 x lunches / 3 x dinners

Pray

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"Prayer is talking to God. Meditation is listening to God."  You'll have time for both to simply be.

  • Balanced itinerary allows for sacred space to pray, reflect, meditate—and of course, write
  • Sightseeing excursions to diverse places of interest, views, and worship—both contemporary and medieval sites like the Merigar West Buddhist Temple, Monte Labro; and medieval churches in Arcidosso
  • The Divine Dialogue Writing System encourages writing two, daily gratitude lists; Meister Eckhart beleives, "If the only prayer you ever say in your life is thank you, it will be enough."
  • Discover the practice of walking meditation through Arcidosso and excursion sites.

Write

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  • Daily Divine Dialogue Writing Workshops led by Lore Raymond (Total 3 workshops) 
  • Seminar & Discussion led by Lore and Michele where empowered feedback for your writing, projects, and skills are discussed. (Total 3 seminars)
  • Local, historical sightseeing excursions designed and led by Michele True; each is planned to inspire, complement, and reinforce your writing experience (Total 2  excursions). 
  • Rich variety of interior and exterior spaces to inspire writing including Michele’s home and garden; the Knights Templar Church connected to her home; the historic village of Arcidosso and; all the excursion sites

What's Not Included

Flights to and from any airport are not included and must be booked by each person. (Arrive Rome on September 13 for complimentary arrival and departure transfers for early birds.)

  • Round trip transportation to and from Arcidosso is not included and must be booked by each person (Included only in early bird pricing).
  • Passports or Visas
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, tips, gifts, souvenirs and/or additional internet services