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The Art of Pilgrimage: A Wisdom School Workshop at Saint Mark’s Cathedral

January 21, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm


In-person in Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom; registration required for either option.

Facilitated by Phil Cousineau

A pilgrimage is a spiritually transformative journey to a sacred place. This workshop will focus on seven spiritual practices intended to augment your travels, whether sacred or secular. Each practice is designed to help the traveler be present in the moment, to experience the miracles of the world with all the senses, to show respect and reverence for the sites you visit, and to honor those who walked there before you. Richard Neibuhr once said: “Pilgrims are poets who create by taking journeys.” Using photography, brief film clips on pilgrimage, contemplative music and other media, participants will explore this sacred work together. Please bring a journal, pen or pencil, and a favorite spiritual poem or passage pertinent to an upcoming journey.

This is an offering of the Wisdom School at Saint Mark’s, a diocesan ministry at your cathedral.

Phil Cousineau is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, story consultant and editor, travel leader and inspirational speaker on myth in the modern world. He has published more than 40 books, including The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work, The Oldest Story in the World, and The Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker’s Guide to Making Travel Sacred. Learn more about Phil here.

Fee $65, includes light lunch Saturday and snacks (scholarships available). Pre-registration required for in-person or online participation—please register here.

The Art of Pilgrimage: A Wisdom School Workshop at Saint Mark’s Cathedral


January 21, 2023
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Financial Accessibility
Scholarships Available
Children & Families
Nursing Station, Changing Station
Wheelchair Accessible, Accessible Restrooms, Assisted Listening Devices, Low-Scent
All-Gender Restrooms Available


Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle
1245 10th AVE E.
Seattle, WA 98102 United States
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