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Welcome to the Hidden Monastery. I’m Cynthia Winton-Henry. I created this space to acknowledge the Dance of Life, Love, and Peace miraculously hidden in us all. 

Great Love is un-pin-downable. Yet, everything on Earth joins its wild dance. As the co-founder of InterPlay, I’ve witnessed likely and unlikely dancers uncover healing medicine in body and soul when they dance, tell a truth, sing, and rest in centering stillness. Spiritual intelligence rises. Earth talks to us. We grow in creativity, clarity of purpose, and courage to love. 
 
If you’ve been guided here I welcome you to check out a Free Online Dance Chapel, the Year-Long Course on the Art of Ensoulment that starts each January using the SelfCare Playbook for Mystics, this upcoming Fall 2020 InterPlay Life Practice Program for Spiritual Leaders,  and other retreats and writings. I also offer short term coaching and long term spiritual direction.
 
 
 

Anne Hutchinson–Grace on Trial: An Ancestor Story

September 10, 2020

A live reading by Cynthia Winton-Henry on zoom Three dates Thursday, Sept 17, 6-7  pm Pacific Friday, Sept 18, 6-7 pm Pacific Sunday, Sept 20, 10-11 am Pacific               In this live reading, I take great care to share the facts about my boatload… Read more

Expanded Online Dance Chapels: Everyday but Saturday

March 29, 2020

Come hold sacred the Wisdom of the Body. Come move, sing, and honor each other’s bodyspirit in these times…   Times; 9:30 and 4:30 Pacific Sunday’s 4:30 pm with Jane Siarny Mondays 4:30 pm pst with Cynthia Winton-Henry Tuesdays 9:30 pm with Rehana Tejpar Tuesdays 4:30 pm pst with Stephanie Gesling… Read more

A 2002 Dream of Coronas and Apocalyptic Night Rainbows

March 22, 2020

If I say, surely the darkness shall cover me, even the night shall be light about me… The darkness and the light are both alike to thee.       – Howard Thurman In 2002 I had a dream. I wrote about it in “The Lucky Dark” chapter in my book,… Read more

If the collective body is in trauma do we protect, or dare to dance?

February 24, 2020

  Franciscan Richard Rohr, a prolific, eloquent teacher and guide for our times, recently wrote on body wisdom, soul, and collective stuckness. Drawing from Resmaa Menakem, My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, he shares the growing awareness of historical white stuck trauma.… Read more

Crazy-Making Times Require Different Muscles, Soul Muscles.

February 10, 2020

You are a sensitive being. You feel and notice more than most. What do you do when a toxic leader is driving you crazy? When this happens, you and I need to engage different muscles, soul muscles. Maybe you are already using them.   I was once a minister in… Read more

2020 Offerings from the Hidden Monastery

January 10, 2020

Next week! Last chance to sign up for this 2020 year-long course Initiations in the Art of Ensoulment with the Self-Care Playbook for Sensitive Leaders and Mystics. Dedicate the year to body, soul, and wisdom needed to thrive and lead in these days. Choose one of two online monthly workshop… Read more

Mystics, Artists, Misfits? We are not Mistakes! Ground Your Body Wisdom in a New Paradigm

December 2, 2019

Our ancestors were not naive. They were incredibly attuned to the cosmos, radically dependant on nature, and wildly perceptive. They relied on the gestalt of the collective’s cumulative senses to discern patterns and discover Earth’s wisdom for them over time. Their masterful spiritual intelligence was practical and mystical leading them… Read more

Your Gifted, Sensitive Body! Next Friday!

November 16, 2019

Join an upcoming 90-minute training that reframes our struggles as wisdom initiations, and credentials our lives as wise, slightly weird, glorious and necessary. Times: Friday, Nov 22, 1030-12 pm pst   or    Thursday, December 5th, 3-430pm pst Can’t make it? Sessions are recorded and come with a pdf.  Individual follow-up… Read more