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Spirituality for Life

 ‘Spirituality’ is something of a buzz-word today – but it is a word that is used to convey a wide variety of meanings. Many people in the West today describe themselves as ‘spiritual but not religious’. They are looking for a deeper sense of meaning and purpose to their lives, yet may feel alienated from traditional communities of faith.

This weekend offers is a chance to reflect together on the meaning spirituality has for us and to be guided through a gentle process of self-examination. In a supportive environment we will look at how we can live more faithful lives. Examining a range of definitions of spirituality, drawing on a variety of religious and wisdom traditions, you can expect to gain both a clearer understanding of spirituality as well as deeper insights into what helps and hinders your own spiritual growth.

Throughout the weekend we will be asking what helps us live more authentically and joyously, more deeply in relationship to others and our world. Can we learn to trust our inner guide, ‘the still small voice’ within? We will be discovering what authentic spirituality requires of us.

Alex Wildwood has been offering workshops and retreats for over twenty years. Actively involved in the Quaker community in Britain, he gave the annual lecture in 1999 which became his first book: ‘A faith to call our own: Quaker tradition in the light of contemporary movements of the Spirit’. He then co-authored ‘Rooted in Christianity, Open to New Light: Quaker spiritual diversity’ to share this process more widely. He loves encouraging people to explore what spirituality means for them (whether within a religious tradition or not) but always in the context of the global, social and ecological crises of our time.

Alex came to Ammerdown for the first time last year and had, he said, an excellent weekend – a view shared by all the participants in his group! The group was very diverse in terms of backgrounds, and yet Alex received a unanimous top rating of ‘Very Good’ for his course – quite an achievement! 

Led by: Alex Wildwood

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

  ‘Spirituality’ is something of a buzz-word today – but it is a word that is used to convey a wide variety of meanings. Many people in the West today describe themselves as ‘spiritual but not religious’. They are looking for a deeper sense of meaning and purpose to their lives, yet may feel alienated from traditional communities of faith.

This weekend offers is a chance to reflect together on the meaning spirituality has for us and to be guided through a gentle process of self-examination. In a supportive environment we will look at how we can live more faithful lives. Examining a range of definitions of spirituality, drawing on a variety of religious and wisdom traditions, you can expect to gain both a clearer understanding of spirituality as well as deeper insights into what helps and hinders your own spiritual growth.

Throughout the weekend we will be asking what helps us live more authentically and joyously, more deeply in relationship to others and our world. Can we learn to trust our inner guide, ‘the still small voice’ within? We will be discovering what authentic spirituality requires of us.

Alex Wildwood has been offering workshops and retreats for over twenty years. Actively involved in the Quaker community in Britain, he gave the annual lecture in 1999 which became his first book: ‘A faith to call our own: Quaker tradition in the light of contemporary movements of the Spirit’. He then co-authored ‘Rooted in Christianity, Open to New Light: Quaker spiritual diversity’ to share this process more widely. He loves encouraging people to explore what spirituality means for them (whether within a religious tradition or not) but always in the context of the global, social and ecological crises of our time.

Alex came to Ammerdown for the first time last year and had, he said, an excellent weekend – a view shared by all the participants in his group! The group was very diverse in terms of backgrounds, and yet Alex received a unanimous top rating of ‘Very Good’ for his course – quite an achievement! 

 

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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.