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Retreat, reflect, restore…but in relaxed ambiance and conversation with a small group of others at the newly created Spent Dandelion Monthly Retreats!

Over a spread of three days and two nights, we will savor good conversation, delicious cuisine, and wide and varied North Shore offerings.

Each retreat, while different in teachings, is uniform in cost and cancellation policy and follows the same general schedule.


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January 2019

Lighten our Darkness

January 11 @ 5:00 pm - January 13 @ 11:00 am CST
The Spent Dandelion Theological Retreat Center, 808 Stanley Road
Two Harbors, MN 55616 United States
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$125 – $225

From time to time, we’ll hear that someone—with luck, even yourself!—has had an “Epiphany.” Suddenly, even if for a brief moment, you’ve figured something out, and a hallelujah is in order! But as a season in the Church, people are sometimes mystified about Epiphany. Sandwiched between the High Seasons of Christmas and Lent, Epiphany gets short shrift. We might well need an epiphany about Epiphany! In these few days, we’ll shed some light on Epiphany, the season of light, of…

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February 2019

Hygge Hospitality: The Art of Welcome in an Age of Rancor

February 10 @ 5:00 pm - February 12 @ 11:00 am CST
The Spent Dandelion Theological Retreat Center, 808 Stanley Road
Two Harbors, MN 55616 United States
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$125 – $225

Whatever else a person can say about this day and age, it isn’t an era of gentleness of spirit. So during these gathered days, it seems appropriate to explore and deepen habits of hospitality, in joyful defiance of general societal crankiness. We’ll discover ways to welcome, reasons why people crave welcome, whether there are suspect motivatons to welcome, how to welcome with one’s own style and context, and, given the Scriptural call to welcome even the stranger and the enemy, whether…

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Love, Me and Love Me. Loving Another and Loving Self

February 15 @ 5:00 pm - February 17 @ 11:00 am CST
The Spent Dandelion Theological Retreat Center, 808 Stanley Road
Two Harbors, MN 55616 United States
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$125 – $225

Even if you are a romantic it can be quite difficult to figure out how to balance love for another and love for self. Sometimes, even in more or less healthy relationships, it can be difficult to understand where the lines between Other and Self are even drawn. If a break-up does occur, a person is sometimes left wondering what, if anything, can be healthily salvaged of the relationship in any sort of continual way to honor both the love…

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March 2019

Begin Anew: Reframing Lent

March 1 @ 5:00 pm - March 3 @ 11:00 am CST
The Spent Dandelion Theological Retreat Center, 808 Stanley Road
Two Harbors, MN 55616 United States
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$125 – $225

In a mere 40 days, Lent pulls together the strings and themes of death and life, sin and forgiveness, sleep and renewal. It has a reputation for being a somewhat gloomy season, but has the inner resources to be, rather, reflective and (believe it or not) hopeful. It’s no coincidence that the word ‘Lent’ means Spring! Because this retreat stands at the cusp of Lent, and of Spring, we will use these days to spend time (re)considering griefs, regrets, and…

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