Big Changes For The Feast
For the past four months, I have been working in the capacity of co-director of the Feast with Sarah McLean. You may know Sarah as one of our faculty members for a number of Feasts in the past: Sarah and I have been working together as co-directors seamlessly in anticipation of Sarah becoming the Director of the Winter Feast for the Soul. Sarah has been an active friend of the Winter Feast and as a Local Area Organizer in Sedona Arizona since 2009.
My retirement from the leadership role of the Feast has been teetering on happening for some time now. Today I am happy to turn the leadership of the Feast over to Sarah. I know that Sarah and her team will keep the Feast alive for another ten years, or for as long as it is needed.
Sarah calls herself an American Transcendentalist who has been meditating and teaching for over two decades. Her work is inspired by the Vedic, Buddhist, Christian mystic, and Taoist traditions. In 2006, Sarah founded the McLean Meditation Institute in Sedona, Arizona where she created an interdenominational school for meditation teachers around the world.
Sarah founded the McLean Meditation Institute where she has created an interdenominational school for meditation teachers around the world. Before that Sarah worked with notable spiritual teachers such as Deepak Chopra, Byron Katie, and Gary Zukov. This history adds to the rich presence that Sarah brings to her work. Her book: Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in Eight Weeks with Meditation was published in 2012. Her next book The Power of Attention: Awaken to Love and Its Unlimited Potential with Meditation will be released by Hay House on February 14, 2017.
Please join me in welcoming Sarah to the post of Director of the Winter Feast for the Soul. I will be stepping down from my recent post as Co-Director with Sarah and will assume a position on the Board of Advisors for another year. Thank you all for your support of our work since 2008.
I leave you with this lovely Gaelic Blessing:
Deep peace of the running wave to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining stars to you
Deep peace of the gentle night to you
Moon and stars pour their healing Light on you
Deep peace, deep peace.
-- Gaelic Blessing