Abiding in the Wisdom of Love
Four nights of silence, spiritual reflection and deep engagement with the mystical writings from the Christian contemplative, or mystical, tradition.
04 April 2019 - 08 April 2019
Cost Information: £160 for dormitory accommodation and full board
Course fee £100
The second half of the last century was one of deepening encounter between spiritual traditions of East and West. In particular, the Christian ‘desert’ tradition of prayer strongly resonates with the Buddhist tradition of meditation, as expressive of deepest reality. Holy Island is a sanctuary of peace, holiness and radiance and is what the Celtic bards call a ‘thin place’ where spiritual realities are powerfully present.
Uniquely, it is a place where ancient spiritual currents of East and West intertwine and flow swiftly and deeply together. The Centre for World Peace and Health is a focal point for meditation, peaceful refuge from the hectic world and multifaith retreats. So, gathering together in prayer and spiritual friendship on this retreat allows ourselves to be drawn more deeply into the mystery of this beautiful island, as a place of sublime stillness and infinite spaciousness.
During each day of our retreat, we will meet for silent prayer, Holy Communion, creative liturgy, lectio divina, chanting and spiritual conversation around Christian mystical writings that illuminate the deepest call on our life. We will share selections from the writings of the Spanish and English mystics, St Teresa of Avila, St John of the Cross, Francisco de Osuna and Richard Rolle.
There will be opportunities for conscious work in the garden, walking meditation and a pilgrimage to the cave of St Molaise that brings us into the radiant stillness of our heart.
Daily Retreat Schedule
The cost for the retreat is £100, payable to the Contemplative Spirituality Network.
Enquiries & Bookings
For all enquiries and booking, please contact Julienne on 020 8 451 5255, 07527 993696, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and phone number.
Further information: www.contemplativespirituality.org
Accommodation is in dormitories. However, Holy Isle maybe able to make some single rooms @ £220 and/or twins @ £160 per person available from early March. If you wish to upgrade from a dormitory place, please indicate the accommodation you would like when you contact Julienne and she will inform Holy Isle when she makes your booking. Payment for accommodation will be made upon arrival on Holy Isle.