" And in this deeply affecting book the long retreat becomes a pattern for our own spiritual lives, enabling us to embrace our desire for solitude and perspective in our own circumstances, the way Krivak has in his new life as a husband, ...
Author: Andrew Krivak
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
This gorgeously written memoir tells the story of one man's search for his religious calling-a search that led him to the Dominican Republic and Central Europe, to Moscow and the South Bronx, and finally into married life with a woman whose search for God coincided with his own. In 1990 Andrew Krivak-poet, yacht rigger, ocean lifeguard, student of the classics-entered the Society of Jesus. The heart of Jesuit training is the Long Retreat, thirty days of silence and prayer in which the Jesuit novice reflects on the Gospels and tests his desire for the priesthood. For Krivak, eight years of Jesuit formation turned out to be a long retreat in its own right, as he tested all his desires-for poetry, for travel, for independence, for love-against the pledge to do all "for the greater glory of God." And in this deeply affecting book the long retreat becomes a pattern for our own spiritual lives, enabling us to embrace our desire for solitude and perspective in our own circumstances, the way Krivak has in his new life as a husband, father, and writer. The search for God is finally the search for oneself, St. Augustine wrote. Krivak's story pushes past the awful stories of scandal in the Catholic Church to reveal why a modern, forward-looking man would yearn to be a priest. Unlike those stories, it has an happy ending-one in which we can recognize ourselves.
Here is where you choose what season or style of retreat you wish to do: a long retreat (two days or longer), a mini-retreat (one day or less), shared retreats (
using a small group or a friend to support and frame your solitude), or a retreat in
Author: Jennifer Louden
Publisher: Harper Collins
A Do-It-Yourself Retreat Book from the Author of The Woman's Comfort Book Do you yearn for time to rest, dream, listen, grieve, celebrate, stretch, or just be? Then you -- like most women today -- need to retreat: to make time to get away from it all and reconnect with yourself. With the wit, humor, and style that have made her Comfort Book series so popular, comfort queen and modern-day pioneer of women's well-being Jennifer Louden offers a practical and inspirational handbook -- the first to focus on the needs and stresses of women -- that walks you step-by-step through planning and savoring a self-led retreat. Easy-to-do practices and encouraging insights help you: Find the time to retreat whenever and wherever you are Decide whether to retreat at home or away, solo or with others Separate from daily concerns Counter fear, guilt, and boredom Reenter ordinary life renewed A wise and useful sourcebook of ideas and inspiration, The Woman's Retreat Book can be turned to again and again, whenever you feel the need to retreat.
Don ' t overlook the details in planning your retreat Retreats don ' t just fall into
place - - they have to be carefully orchestrated ! Members of a ... Make it
absolutely clear that the retreat is solely for long - range planning . Confusion or
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Category: Business & Economics
"From the publishers of Board & administrator newsletter."
As I step over the front-door threshold, I'll understand that I am entering my retreat
space. So mote it be! Schedule: Friday evening: Arrive at ... Return to the
mundane. Plan for a Long Retreat Here's the big kahuna . BUILDING A
Author: Susan Pesznecker
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A guide to taking a break from everyday life and creating a personal and rejuvenating magickal retreat. Includes plans for focusing on magickal skills, home arts, green magick, psychic arts, and more.
The Eight Mahayana Precepts Therefore, if you are doing retreat, whether or not
you have taken the five lay vows (though it is good if you have taken them), it is
especially good if you can take the Eight Mahayana Precepts. If it is a long retreat
Author: Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Publisher: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
This book is an edited transcript of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings at a three-month Vajrasattva retreat held at Land of Medicine Buddha, Soquel, California, from February 1 to April 30, 1999.
Before too long, Watson came out with the last of the engines, unicorn teams
straining to haul them up the increasingly soupy road. Catching sight of Ned,
Watson waved and nodded. Ned waved back. The long retreat went on. After
trying and ...
Author: Harry Turtledove
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
THE NORTH SHALL RISE AGAIN! When Avram became King of Detina, he declared he intended to liberate the blond serfs from their ties to the land. This noble assertion immediately plunged the kingdom into a civil war that would prove long and bloody, and set brother against brother. The northern provinces, dependent on their serf's labor, seceded, choosing Avram's cousin, Grand Duke Geoffrey, as their king. To save the kingdom, Avram sent armies clad in gray against the slave-holding North, battling Geoffrey's army, arrayed in blue. Though King Avram held more land and wealth than Geoffrey, Geoffrey's men were better soldiers and the North had better and more powerful wizards. Still, as the war raged on, greater population and superior organization began to tell and the tide turned against the North. Even so, the war is far from over. The South still faces two formidable leaders: General Bell, whose loss of a leg has only strengthened his resolve, and Ned of the Forest, whose unicorn riders are the most dangerous force on the Northern side. And though the Southern sorcerers have become more adept at war spells, use of sorcery is unpredictable¾as the North learned earlier when its forces held an almost impregnable position, but retreated in terror when an overconfident sorcerer's spell went awry. Though victory seems in sight for the South, its armies must now battle the North on its own ground, ground which will prove treacherous and deadly. . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
In THE RETREAT, Michael Jones, acclaimed author of LENINGRAD, draws upon a mass of new eye-witness testimony from both sides of the conflict to tell, with matchless vividness and comprehensiveness, of the crucial turning point of the Second ...
Author: Michael Jones
Publisher: Hachette UK
At the moment of crisis in 1941 on the Eastern front, with the forces of Hitler massing on the outskirts of Moscow, the miraculous occurred: Moscow was saved. Yet this turning point was followed by a long retreat, in which Russian forces, inspired by old beliefs in the sacred motherland, pushed back German forces steeled by the vision of the ubermensch, the iron-willed fighter. Many of Russia's 27 million military and civilian deaths occurred in this desperate struggle. In THE RETREAT, Michael Jones, acclaimed author of LENINGRAD, draws upon a mass of new eye-witness testimony from both sides of the conflict to tell, with matchless vividness and comprehensiveness, of the crucial turning point of the Second World War - the moment when the armies of Hitler could go no further - and of the titanic and cruel struggle of two mighty empires.
Assess board member tolerance before committing to a very long board retreat. It
is best to start with a short good retreat and gradually, over the years, extend the
time as the need demands. In some years, a long retreat may not be desirable ...
Author: Kay Sprinkel Grace
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Do you or your volunteers fear rejection or feel like a beggar when fundraising? Do you worry about soliciting donors too often? Are you tired of the relentless cycle of fundraising activities necessary to generate revenues for your programs? Beyond Fundraising: New Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation and Investment, Second Edition dispels these concerns and helps you: Learn how to position your organization in the community as a constructive, vital, and successful social investment Develop an investor relationship with donors and engage their values-based commitment capacity to make a difference in their communities In this revised and updated Second Edition, fundraising expert Kay Sprinkel Grace presents her internationally field-tested core beliefs, principles, and strategies for developing long-term relationships with donor-investors and volunteers. Share in the wisdom and experience that have helped countless nonprofit organizations grow their base of support and go beyond fundraising into true donor and fund development.
Author: Général de Division Armand Augustin Louis de Caulaincourt, Duc de VincencePublish On: 2011-08-17
I made the daily marches of the army, and found it advantageous as I did not
suffer from the cold, and met with no ill results during our long retreat. At Ghjat we
found the remnant of a consignment sent from France for the Emperor's
Author: Général de Division Armand Augustin Louis de Caulaincourt, Duc de Vincence
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Recognized as the most important Napoleonic source discovered in the last hundred years, the three volume memoirs of Napoleon’s Master of Horse are also exceptionally well written, and vivdly protray Napoleon during his disastrous last years of power. The memoirs of one Napoleon’s most senior ministers and closest advisors, with whom he was often very candid, remained unpublished for over a century since they were left by Armand de Caulaincourt, unearthed with by Jean Hanoteau who was eminently familiar with the period, and on part of the French ministry of War’s historical section. The notes and annotations of Capitaine Hanoteau illuminate the text for both the enthusiast of the period and the general reader. The title of “Master of Horse’ perhaps in modern light does not quite reflect the position that Caulaincourt held within Napoleon’s inner circle. He was responsible for all of the transportation for Napoleon’s headquarters, the messengers that provided the eyes and ears of the campaign and furthermore he was ambassador to Russia for a number of years before hostilities commenced. A highly decorated cavalry officer before his tenure as ambassador, his advice should have been invaluable to the Emperor in assessing the huge undertaking of attacking the Russian empire, and Caulaincourt along with many others were ignored as Napoleon embarked his last invasion. Caulaincourt had much reason to be bitter as the Emperor was quite cruel to him personally, but his narrative maintains balance and although critical of Napoleon’s decisions he does not descend into recriminations. Caulaincourt’s second volume of the memoirs falls into three parts; the volume opens with the decision to retreat from the untenable position in the charred ruins of Moscow, hardship and danger abound on the epic and deadly retreat of the Grande Armée. Caulaincourt does not pull his punches in his descriptions of the frost-bitten and frozen men who fall under Napoleon’s eagles as they lurch toward Germany, his description of the crossing of the Beresina is amongst the best we have. Chosen as one of the few members of the Emperor’s suite to accompany him to Paris as Napoleon decides to flee the remnant of his army and repair the damage to his position; what follows along with the description of the journey is a stream of consciousness from the lips of Napoleon himself. As they travel Napoleon, muses, discusses and opines on the most diverse topics, his generals, this situation in Spain, the French people, the finances of the state, the capitulation of Baylen, the value of religion to France, the other states of Europe. Invaluable and candid, the portrait of the Emperor is the closest to his true character as can be seen from such a distance of time. The third section focuses on his retreat to the Tuileries and Napoleon’s energetic actions to reform a new army. Not to be confused with the Charlotte de Sor penned “Recollections of Caulaincourt”, which are apocryphal and according to Tulard of little or no value. This edition is superior to the translated and heavily editted Libraire edition. Author – Armand Augustin Louis, marquis de Caulaincourt, Duc de Vincence (9th December 1773– 19th February 1827)
For a long retreat you can structure more innovative observational opportunities.
For a marketing retreat, for instance, you might take the group on an excursion to
watch customer behavior in stores and then, back at the retreat, ask the ...
Author: Merianne Liteman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Based on the best-selling first edition, this greatly expanded andupdated version contains forty-seven new activities, moreinformation about how to design and lead retreats, and additionalsuggestions for how to recover when things go wrong. A CD-ROMallows you to print out chapters for distribution to key leaders,duplicate templates, and produce handouts for specific exercises. Whether you're planning to lead an offsite retreat for the firsttime or the ninety-ninth time, this easy-to-use, one-stop resourceprovides: Step-by-step instructions for leading a wide variety of testedexercises. Insight into establishing effective working relationships withclients. Information on what to include in your retreat designs. Suggestions for encouraging participants to speak up and playan active role. Tools for managing conflict. Guidance on making decisions during a retreat and changingcourse when necessary. Strategies for developing and implementing action plans. Tips for follow-up so you can keep the change train ontrack. Order your copy of this practical guide today!
“It's a long story . . . My grandfather's parents had a small pig farm. They had been
collecting garbage for the pigs when the winds came lifting their truck into the air.
They found their bodies two days later, fifteen miles apart. He told me that a ...
The Management Retreat is a story about women in which I have blended elements of adventure, intrigue, and personal drama into a plot that deals with the idea of political conviction that has caused the growth of a single concept into a movement that affects the lives of many. The story opens with the investigation of a scene of vicious murders where a number of individuals were attending a ‘Management Retreat’ meeting have been slaughtered. According to an eyewitness, the murders were committed with a large knife by a maniac and the investigator assigned to the case believes that more than one person committed the murders. The theme of women’s rights figures importantly throughout the story, while exploring the social dynamic issues of the women’s struggle for equal opportunity that is worked into the plot. This is subsequently contrasted with the development of the highly organized secret society known as the Lilies. Within the Lilies there are four deadly groups who believes that the ‘Ends Justify the Means’. The story introduces a network of characters designed to illustrate the obsession and the desire for women throughout the world to overthrow those institutions that immortalize male supremacy, and sequences introduced by Molly White into the fold underscores the way such a movement such as this could become a reality. The Management Retreat is a multifaceted book that carefully orchestrates the lives of many individuals who are caught up in deep personal convictions of murder and romance.
The stages of this long retreat south and west are shown in Map 2, 'The Retreat of
the Elephants', which is based on the research of the late Wen Huanran.1 That
elephants were abundant in the Northeast, Northwest, and West during the ...
Author: Mark Elvin
Publisher: Yale University Press
A landmark account of China's environmental history--by an internationally pre-eminent China specialist This is the first environmental history of China during the three thousand years for which there are written records. It is also a treasure trove of literary, political, aesthetic, scientific, and religious sources, which allow the reader direct access to the views and feelings of the Chinese people toward their environment and their landscape. Elvin chronicles the spread of the Chinese style of farming that eliminated the habitat of the elephants that populated the country alongside much of its original wildlife; the destruction of most of the forests; the impact of war on the environmental transformation of the landscape; and the re-engineering of the countryside through water-control systems, some of gigantic size. He documents the histories of three contrasting localities within China to show how ecological dynamics defined the lives of the inhabitants. And he shows that China in the eighteenth century, on the eve of the modern era, was probably more environmentally degraded than northwestern Europe around this time. Indispensable for its new perspective on long-term Chinese history and its explanation of the roots of China's present-day environmental crisis, this book opens a door into the Chinese past.
The Fifth Army Retreat Jerry Murland. Chapter. 4. It's. Difficult. to. Kill. the.
Blighters. I had many long conversations with the German doctors who stated that
they were receiving three times the number of wounded which they had been
Author: Jerry Murland
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The German Spring offensive or Kaiserschlacht was a period of great danger for the Allies. Both sides were exhausted after years of bitter fighting and huge losses. While eventually catastrophically unsuccessful and the prelude to their final defeat, the Germans forced the Allies back over hard-won ground until the tide turned.??Historian Jerry Murland has researched and visited the scenes of desperate actions during late March 1918. He describes in graphic detail the battles fought by British, Irish and South African regiments in the area from St Leger in the North to La Fere in the South. He unearths the extraordinary stories of unit and individual courage. He also examines the work of the Royal Engineers who blew bridges and disrupted lines of communication. ??This original approach covers battles that in many cases have only been described briefly in official histories. The book is a useful companion for any battlefield visitor.
My heartfelt thanks to Rinpoche for his kindness and patience in giving the rich
teachings in this book—and in the long wait for their publication; to all the LMB
staff who organized and supported the retreat; to Ven. René Feusi and Ven.
Author: Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Publisher: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings during a Medicine Buddha retreat held at Land of Medicine Buddha in Soquel, California, from October 26 to November 17, 2001. Edited by Ailsa Cameron, this book covers an amazing range of topics. From a review in BuddhaDharma magazine: Teachings From the Medicine Buddha Retreat is a nearly complete record of the teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche during a twenty-five day Medicine Buddha retreat in the fall of 2001. The sections are short, on topics such as making offerings to the buddhas and the nature of mind. The retreat was held less than two months after the 9/11 attacks, and Lama Zopa's teachings are full of references to terrorism, war, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The book is not meant as a coherent presentation on any particular topic; however, one is rewarded by just opening it and reading anywhere. Lama Zopa is a clear and effective teacher, and his stories are endlessly entertaining and inspiring. This book is made possible by kind supporters of the Archive who, like you, appreciate how we make these teachings freely available in so many ways, including in our website for instant reading, listening or downloading, and as printed and electronic books. Our website offers immediate access to thousands of pages of teachings and hundreds of audio recordings by some of the greatest lamas of our time. Our photo gallery and our ever-popular books are also freely accessible there. Please help us increase our efforts to spread the Dharma for the happiness and benefit of all beings. You can find out more about becoming a supporter of the Archive and see all we have to offer by visiting our website. Thank you so much, and please enjoy this ebook.
The Greek mercenaries who performed so ambiguously for Cyrus at the battle of
Cunaxa were a long way from home, but Greeks and Persians had a long history
of official and casual intercourse. Warfare, at every temperature from outright ...
Author: Robin Waterfield
Publisher: Harvard University Press
"With this first masterpiece of Western military history forming the backbone of his book, Robin Waterfield explores what remains unsaid and assumed in Xenophon's account - much about the gruesome nature of ancient battle and logistics, the lives of Greek and Persian soldiers, and questions of historical, political, and personal context, motivation, and conflicting agendas. The result is a rounded version of the story of Cyrus's ill-fated march and the Greeks' perilous retreat - a nuanced and dramatic perspective on a critical moment in history that may tell us as much about our present-day adventures in the Middle East, site of Cyrus's debacle and the last act of the Golden Age, as it does about the great powers of antiquity in a volatile period of transition."--BOOK JACKET.
Retreat. to. the. Oise. Itwas darkby the time André's unit regrouped after its
involvement in theBritish action atLe Grand Fayt.Now they had ... If a haltlasted
too long some men would drop offto sleepin the ditch and not get up again. “We
will snuff ...
Author: Terry Cudbird
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Category: Social Science
The opening month of the Great War ending in the Battle of the Marne (6-9 September 1914) was a turning point in modern history. The French and British armies were forced into a long retreat from Belgium but subsequently regrouped to mount a successful counter-attack. However, the miracle of the Marne, as it was later called, ended in the stalemate of the trenches. The failure of the Imperial German Army to achieve a decisive victory led to thirty years of hostility, warfare and destruction, which cost millions of lives. During the retreat to the Marne over a million soldiers marched 20 miles a day carrying 60-lb packs in temperatures above 30 degrees. They were often short of food and only managed short snatches of rest. They fought a series of engagements over two weeks which ended in a battle from the plains of Lorraine to the gates of Paris. This march tested them to the limits of endurance and beyond. In this book Terry Cudbird recreates the experience of the infantry during their gruelling journey. He describes his own August walk from southern Belgium to the battlefield, which followed the exact route taken by a French Lieutenant in the Fifth Army. He draws on a wide range of personal reminiscences, not only French but also British and German. He takes us back to the landscapes of Northern France in 1914 and explains how they have changed since that August one hundred years ago. He also reflects on the soldiers' origins and training, and their morale as they set out. This is not another military history but a unique evocation of the powers of endurance of ordinary soldiers. It will appeal to those interested in the history of the Great War, including readers who want to explore the route of the retreat for themselves.
picked up the clean linen and the towels from the bed and walked to the
bathroom door, returning in a moment for the Coleman lantern. It took a long time
for the hot water to work its way up from the boiler in the basement, but finally
there was ...
Author: W.E.B. Griffin
It is the fall of 1950. The Marines have made a pivotal breakthrough at Inchon, but a roller coaster awaits them. While Douglas MacArthur chomps at the bit, intent on surging across the 38th parallel, Brigadier General Fleming Pickering works desperately to mediate the escalating battle between MacArthur and President Harry Truman. And somewhere out there, his own daredevil pilot son, Pick, is lost behind enemy lines--and may be lost forever.