The Black Madonna and Anthroposophia:
Uniting Consciousness and Compassion

A Coros Meditative Retreat with Dennis Klocek

March 30 – Palm Sunday, April 1, 2007
Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma, CA (Directions)

Registration is closed

MadonnaCoros Institute will host a meditation retreat led by Dennis Klocek, director of Consciousness Studies at Rudolf Steiner College. This retreat will offer simple practices for a more effective and hope-filled daily life.

Steps in this transformative process:

  • Trust in the spirit — building a capacity for conscious unknowing.
  • Inner forgetting — deconstructing fixed ideas.
  • Overcoming anxiety and blaming others — entering the realm of the Black Madonna.
  • Using symbols in the journaling process — creating a working space between the activity of the Black Madonna and the being of Anthroposophia.
  • Transforming a seeker of higher beings into a co-worker with higher beings—entering the realm of imaginative consciousness.
  • Awakening consciously in another person without losing your self— dialoging processes for new social community.

Join us in this beautiful setting and learn how individual daily practice can create a rich soil for new social community

The Walker Creek Ranch on 1700 acres of rolling hills is one hour north of San Francisco. The Ranch is rich in history as well as beauty and serenity. The retreat will begin with Friday evening dinner and end with Lunch on Sunday. (Check-in Friday after 2 pm and checkout Sunday 3 pm.)

Dennis Klocek, founder of Coros Institute, is the Director of the Goethean Studies Program, a study of alchemy and transformation, at Rudolf Steiner College.


Conference Fee: $95-$145 Does not include meals or lodging.
(Fees above $95 provide sponsored subsidy for students and those in need. Thank you.)
Meals /Refreshments only: $80 no lodging
Room and Meals:

All rooms include 6 meals
Check-in: Friday after 2 pm
Checkout: Sunday noon

Dorm room : 10+ people $150
Semi-private : 2 people $195 each (Roommate required)
Private : share bathroom $275


Walker Creek Ranch is located at 1700 Marshall- Petaluma Road, about 14 miles South West of Petaluma, and 14 miles North West of Novato. If you are coming from along the coast, the Ranch is about fi ve miles East of the town of Marshall, a small town on Tomales Bay.

Directions coming Northbound on Highway 101

Directions coming Southbound on Highway 101