Bede Griffiths Retreat – Going Beyond – Friday 30th October – Sunday 1st November

£280.00

Due to Government restrictions as of July 2020, we’re currently only allowed to have 12 residential attendees. However if the ticket says “0 in stock” (see below) , DO PLEASE EMAIL us at this address  reservations@hollandhouse.org  and we will still register you as a participant. Should restrictions ease (which we’re very hopeful they will) we’ll contact you and confirm your place, at which point you can pay your deposit. We’re looking forward to a full house for this retreat !  Many thanks.

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This retreat is for anyone interested in the work of Benedictine Monk Fr Bede Griffiths, or in how the experience of India can help illuminate the Christian tradition in new ways.

John Ryder writes “Many Christians have struggled to find the Christ we know in our hearts in the churches where we grew up.  We imbibed an image of God delivered in dualistic terms, excluding perspectives from other spiritual traditions. 

Jane Lichnowski and John Ryder, along with Revd Ian Spencer, will offer a weekend to facilitate a deepening process of spiritual understanding through an exploration of the Katha Upanishad. This accessible Hindu scripture opens up questions of life and death, and invites us to journey into the ultimate nature of who we are. It provides an opportunity to hear and reflect on the Katha Upanishad, held within the Benedictine rhythm of the day as at Shantivanam (Bede’s Indian monastery), with times of meditation and prayer, silence and sharing.  Also, opportunities for yoga, contemplative walking in the beautiful grounds, and an Indian-style Eucharist.

This is a unique opportunity rarely offered in the UK, do book early to secure your place.

 

Jane Lichnowski and John Ryder are founder-members of the Bede Griffiths Sangha, a loosely – knit community of people formed 25 years ago after the death of Father Bede. (see www.bedegriffithssangha.org.uk)

Revd Ian Spencer is an Anglican Priest, Warden of Holland House, and yoga teacher.