Japanese Bowls: Embracing Our Imperfections with Grace and Courage

Friday, Apr 6, 7:00pm
Saturday, Apr 7, 4:00pm

Steve Spilde and Deb Hansen

Healing retreat centered on Kintsugi.

The Japanese art of Kintsugi takes broken pottery and repairs the cracks with gold. These restored bowls, once considered worthless, become treasured items of great worth and beauty. We will use this art as a symbol of the spiritual life. Our wounds and failures can easily harden into shame and regret. Yet, if we look at our lives through the eyes of grace and compassion, our painful experiences can be transformed into great sources of inspiration, beauty and wisdom. This retreat will be a mix of creative expression, presentation, individual reflection and small-group processing.


Full: $145, includes overnight stay and all meals

Commuter: $95, includes lunch on Saturday

  • Commuter

    Full price $95.00

  • Single

    Full price $145.00


Steve Spilde
Steve Spilde is the associate director of the Franciscan Spirituality Center and a spiritual director.
Deb Hansen
Deb Hansen is a trained spiritual director on staff at the Franciscan Spirituality Center.