Wisdom School

Jan. 25 - 30, 2018 | Live In Retreat

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with Pip Nicholls and Bev Silvester-Clark

 at Te Moata Retreat Centre 

A Wisdom School comes out of the ancient lineages of all indigenous and spiritual traditions, including the Christian contemplative path. This foundational Wisdom School has three purposes:

  • First is to explore the breadth and depth of the teachings of the Western Wisdom tradition that come to us from insights and resources of contemporary teachers.
  • Second is to work with the implication that deeper Wisdom cannot be known by the mind alone; it requires grounding in our entire being – body, mind and heart.
  • Third is that living in this way doesn’t mean that we become psychologically, morally or spiritually perfect. Such a myth might be called ‘spiritual bypassing’ so we’ll also look at ‘opening and including’ those very aspects of ourselves, traditionally called sin or the shadow that we may have hoped we could avoid. This enables us to see and respond in a much more expanded, compassionate and humble way to all that life encompasses.

During this time together we work with core practices that sustain the embodiment of Wisdom: chant, meditation/contemplative prayer, lectio divina, qigong, some physical and practical work, contemplative dialogue, other practices that support the integration of that which we avoid, silence and rich conversation, time alone and play.

Cost: $350 for accommodation and catering plus $150.00 for the facilitation (we are happy to receive less or more as your circumstances permit)

For further enquiries and to register please contact: Bev Silvester-Clark: bev.s-c@outlook.com

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Te Moata Retreat Centre
Tairua, Coromandel