WELCOME TO COMPANIONS ON THE INNER WAY RETREATS
YOUR JOURNEY STARTS HERE
COVID-19 Update: We of Companions on the Inner Way are holding you all in prayer as we observe the necessary isolation of this difficult time. For the time being, we will be offering our retreats in a virtual format. Save the dates for our next retreat: August 11-14, 2021. Click here to learn more.
We send our love and offer the poem below as a talisman of our connection.
Take care – peace and blessings,
Carolyn Foster, Director
I break off a fragment to send to you.
Please take this grain of a grain of hope
so that mine won’t shrink.
Please share your fragment
so that yours will grow.
Only so, by division, will hope increase,
like a clump of irises, which will cease to flower
unless you distribute the clustered roots, unlikely
clumsy and earth-covered –
Denise Levertov, Candles in Babylon
One participant's impression of Companions / Tahoe 2019:
Companions on the Inner Way offers a safe communal place to explore our deep longings for the Holy. Grounded in the Christian tradition, our contemplative retreats incorporate body, mind, and soul through presentations, dialogue, spiritual practices, art, music, movement, and worship with Eucharist. We strive to create an environment that is theologically curious, radically welcoming, and liturgically vibrant.
“I was desperate for silence, but to do my inner work, I also needed the support of beauty and love. These I received.”
-S. S. - Tahoe Retreat 2016
“This was the best of the best of any retreat I have ever attended. My challenge in my spiritual path is to get out of my head and into my body and heart. The content, process, and pacing really supported that.”
M. R . - Malibu Retreat 2017
"After our last Lectio Group, we got ready for our last worship service. Dr. Luther Smith preached a great sermon, and just like the rest of the week, the worship was phenomenal. One line that Luther shared during this sermon, from Howard Thurman, really sunk in for me. It was about prayer, and the power of prayer in the lives of those doing the praying. Thurman said: 'God’s answer to a prayer may be no, but God’s answer to a pray-er is always yes'.”
Adam Walker Cleveland - Tahoe Retreat
"This week was so much more than I could have imagined – a gift of grace, creativity, and beauty.”