Being Here

Life itself is an unimaginable gift. Even as we meet its challenges, the things that move our hearts and break our hearts, the griefs and losses, they are never the end of the story. Within every circumstance is a deeper dimension that exceeds what we’re going through. As author Andrew Harvey writes, “Our shared planetary future depends on our taking-alone and together and soon- the journey into love.”

This silent retreat is an opportunity to reconnect with your inner wisdom, strength and kindness. A weekend retreat to find beauty again while enjoying the beautiful peaceful 61 acre grounds at Mariandale. Relax, regroup, rejuvenate and be inspired to be a light in your own life.

Date & Time: Fri., June 26 at 5 pm through Sun., June 28, 2020 at 1 pm

Presenter: Paula D’Arcy

Fee: $375 (all inclusive)


About the Presenter

Paula D’Arcy is an internationally known author and retreat leader. A former psychotherapist, Paula survived an accident in 1975 which took the lives of her husband and young daughter. The heart of her work today focuses on the transformation of pain and an awakening to life’s beauty and power.

Paula founded Red Bird Foundation ( in 2001, a non-profit which supports the growth ans awakening of those in need throughout the world. Among her best-selling books are “Gift of the Red Bird,” “Stars at Night,” “waking Up to This Day,” and her April 2018 release, “Winter of the Heart.”

Writing Retreat with Paula D’Arcy: The Heart and Soul of the Writer

The Mariandale Center is pleased to welcome back author and inspiration Paula D’Arcy.

Come together with others who love to write, whether you are skilled or a beginner. Contemplate your life through writing until the silenced voices begin to speak and you feel the power of words and the sound of your own voice. Writing practice will fill our days, and film will also be used.

Required reading:  Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.

Date & Time: Wed., June 27 at 5 pm to Sun., July 1 at 11am (all meals included)

Presenter: Paula D’Arcy, MEd

Fee: $550

Please register and pay in full by June 13




About the Presenter

Paula D’Arcy is a well known author of 13 books, and has also toured for ten years performing in an original play.  In addition to her writing, she is an internationally recognized speaker and retreat facilitator. In 2001 she founded Red Bird Foundation, which supports those in need of healing.

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