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Finding Fulfilment - In Search of the Unknowable

Centering Prayer, the Law of Three and Alexander Technique                                 

…Except for the point, the still point, there would be no dance and there is only the dance.

How can we reach the Unknowable? What are the obstacles within us?

In this retreat we’ll be looking at three aspects of ourselves - body, mind, and spirit - to discover what stops us being fully open and available.

We will be working with three practices: The Law of Three enables us to see and appreciate the dynamic flow of creation; Centering Prayer is a contemplative practice that reveals our hidden agendas; and Alexander Technique is a practice of letting go of tension in our bodies and resistance in our thoughts. 

The days will follow a rhythm consisting of extended periods of Centering Prayer, study sessions, experimentation with the embodying principles of Alexander and the practice of conscious work. There will be opportunities for sharing, discussion and simple contemplative liturgy. Time outside of sessions will be mostly held in silence, with ample time for private reflection.

Led by Jill Benet, Antonio Benet and Jacqueline Evans. Jill is the London Co-ordinator of Contemplative Outreach (www.contemplativeoutreach.co.uk) and co-founder of ‘Silence in the City’. She has extensive experience in leading group retreats. Antonio is a writer and a lay contemplative who leads study groups in Spain and the UK. Jacqueline is an Alexander Technique teacher and a workshop leader. 

 

Led by: Jacqueline Evans, JIll & Antonio Benet

Please arrive by 6pm on Sunday. Retreat ends with lunch on Friday.

…Except for the point, the still point, there would be no dance and there is only the dance.

How can we reach the Unknowable? What are the obstacles within us?

In this retreat we’ll be looking at three aspects of ourselves - body, mind, and spirit - to discover what stops us being fully open and available.

We will be working with three practices: The Law of Three enables us to see and appreciate the dynamic flow of creation; Centering Prayer is a contemplative practice that reveals our hidden agendas; and Alexander Technique is a practice of letting go of tension in our bodies and resistance in our thoughts. 

The days will follow a rhythm consisting of extended periods of Centering Prayer, study sessions, experimentation with the embodying principles of Alexander and the practice of conscious work. There will be opportunities for sharing, discussion and simple contemplative liturgy. Time outside of sessions will be mostly held in silence, with ample time for private reflection.

This retreat was described as "a life changer" by one of last year's participants.

Led by Jill Benet, Antonio Benet and Jacqueline Evans. Jill is the London Co-ordinator of Contemplative Outreach (www.contemplativeoutreach.co.uk) and co-founder of ‘Silence in the City’. She has extensive experience in leading group retreats. Antonio is a writer and a lay contemplative who leads study groups in Spain and the UK. Jacqueline is an Alexander Technique teacher and a workshop leader. 

 

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Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.