AwakeningSoul is an uplifting, four-day event held annually in early November in Asheville, NC

      Registration for AwakeningSoul 2019 is currently full.

HOWEVER, we always have a number of cancellations. We expect 20 or more spaces will open up. If you want to come, please go to the registration site to get your name on the waitlist. 

When signing up for the waitlist you will be asked for your preference to be a commuter or for off-site housing at the Fairfield Inn. If on-site housing becomes available you will be contacted by Lutheridge.



In This Great River

Presence, Deep Listening, and Discernment

November 7-10
Lutheridge Conference Center, Asheville, NC

Barbara Brown Taylor

acclaimed preacher and best selling author of Leaving Church, Altar in the World, Learning to Walk in the Dark, and soon to be released Holy Envy

Jacqui Lewis

activist, preacher, teacher, and fierce advocate for justice and equality,

Senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church, NYC

Larry Maze

retired bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas, faculty member at the Haden Institute’s Dream and Spirituality Conference.  Larry will once again host our ‘armchair conversations.’

and of course, live music by the AwakeningSoul Ensemble


Come join us

as we wade into the water with Barbara and Jacqui - two brilliant, edgy,

courageous, and wise women.

Larry will guide the conversation with an inquisitive heart and a gentle hand.




Changes ~ Choices ~ Timing ~ Grace ~ Exhilaration ~ Gratitude

An invitation to the unknown


Hung up on the rocks or in partnership with the flow?


We have a choice, not of the current,

but of the way we turn ourselves,

within its strength.


We cannot foil the tides

but we can learn the timing

and the grace of turning so that force of water

gives us strength,

and helps us on our way to some new place we

didn’t mean to go,

yet where we can arrive in safety, with exhilaration,

gratitude, relief,

still whole and even more ourselves

for having found a way to be in partnership

with currents

we had not anticipated. 


Excerpt from Currents, a poem by Judy Brown

used by permission

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A Taste of the AwakeningSoul Experience ...

Come for ...
a sacred space of hospitality where we can find rest, respite, and renewal
abundant food for hungry souls; intellectual and spiritual nourishment that both challenges and nurtures
deep conversation, uplifting music, evocative art and spirit-filled worship, encouraging us to look deeply into our lives and choices, energizing us as we return to our communities


We believe ...

that we all need a place, set apart from the busy-ness of our everyday world, to reflect on our journeys. We need to set aside time when we can examine our lives and ask ‘what do I believe and how are these beliefs being lived out in my life? Who does my life and work serve?’ Our hope is that our AwakeningSoul gatherings create a sacred space where this work of the soul can be done, and that in our coming together we will all be affirmed that we do not journey alone.

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