Church of Our Saviour

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Knit One, Pray Too: Mindful Knitting

Considering a spiritual get-away this winter?  What better than a knitting retreat!  The Mindful Knitting Retreat, led by Tara Jon Manning, yarn whisperer and author of the book Mindful Knitting, takes place March 12-15 in Greensboro, VT.  Held at the beautiful Highland Lodge, the retreat offers a weekend of relaxation, inspiration and, of course, knitting!  A self-described “dharma-brat,” Tara will lead participants through an exploration of the parallels between knitting and meditation.  She suggests that handwork contributes to the experience and expression of mindfulness.  Better yet, she promises fantastic meals, outdoor activities and loads of fun!  While serious about meditation, Tara takes a light touch when combining it with knitting.  Check out her column in the Winter, 2008 issue of the free online magazine Knitty.  She gives delightful instructions on a contemplative exercise to improve your FSP (Fiber Sensory Perception).  Happily, it is best practiced in your local yarn shop!

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