Saturday, January 12, 2013
WORKSHOP RETREAT ADDED TO 2013 SCHEDULE
A Week-long Residential Retreat
Retreat Leader: Kim Richardson
Arrival: Saturday, 17 August 2013
Departure: Saturday 24 August 2013
Join us for a week of companionable silence and guided meditations and practices drawn from the world’s great spiritual traditions, including the ancient Celtic tradition, in the great natural beauty of the Beara Peninsula. The landscape of the Southwest of Ireland is a living exemplar of the ancient Elements—Earth, Water, Fire, and Air. In this Elements Retreat, we will seek to use the alchemy of the four physical elements, along with guided and silent meditations, walking, music, breath and mantra practices, to go beyond them. In this way, we seek to free ourselves for a while from the bonds of attachment to the “false self,2 and the illusion that is this apparent world, going beyond and inward to awaken to the freedom and beauty of our real Self, and the wellspring of our creativity.
Kim Richardson is an experienced retreat guide and workshop leader, who regularly leads retreats in the UK and in the Sinai desert in Egypt. [Kim teaches and guides students and leads retreats in both the Sufi and Reiki spiritual traditions and is also a member of a Shingon Buddhist sangha.] He has also led haiku and meditation workshops at Anam Cara with Maeve O’Sullivan.