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The Midlife Mentor Group

with Belinda Clarke

Monday 17th July - Friday 21st July

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The truth will set you free ...

with Ven Simon Hill

Monday 24th July

Simon will explore these words from John's Gospel and look at different references to truth in the Bible

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Meditation Massage Training

with Tim Freke

Friday 28th July - Sunday 30th July

Deep Awake Meditation Massage combines therapeutic massage to relax the body with guided meditation to soothe the mind. This is a small group training with limited numbers, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.

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An Evening at Glastonbury Abbey House

Extravaganza

Saturday 5th August

Enjoy a superb 3 course buffet in the beautiful grounds of Abbey House, and listen to the music from the Extravaganza

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Annual Open Day

Sunday 6th August

Join us for BBQ lunch & afternoon tea with cake, plus music, stalls, tours of the house, and much more


The Path of Mystery

The Glastonbury Quest with Sondra & Markus Ray

Tuesday 8th August - Wednesday 16th August

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Munay Ki

Spirit of the Inca with Chris Waters

Friday 25th August - Wednesday 30th August

Immerse yourself in the deep healing gifts of these 9 Great Initiations known as the Munay Ki. Learn how to give and recieve the rites of the Munay Ki in the mythic landscape of Avalon. Discover the power of these rites to transform and heal your life and the lives of those you touch

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The Deep Awakening: In Relationship

with Tim Freke

Friday 15th September - Sunday 17th September

This is a special Deep Awakening exploring how to live a deep awake life in relationship with others. We are continually in relationship with our partners and lovers, family and friends, colleagues and competitors. Love is the deepest connection in which we become conscious of our essential oneness. Wisdom is knowing how to live with the paradox that we love others because were all one, yet we are also individuals with our own legitimate needs. At this special retreat we will explore how becoming deep awake helps us live wisely in a relationship of love with others, ourselves and the transcendent oneness of God. We will see how we can support each other in living a deep awake life, in which we feel deep self-empowered and able to bring the best of ourselves to life

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Retreat Association Regional Training Day

How to Lead a Quiet Day with Revd Liz Palin

Wednesday 20th September

The day will look at the many aspects of leading a quiet day: preparing well, exploring a variety of techniques to help people experience 'quiet' and practical issues

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Reiki Master Course

with Torsten Alexander Lange

Monday 25th September - Thursday 28th September

A Reiki Master Course does not necessarily make you a Reiki Master - straight away. But it gives you all the tools to grow into one... Therefore, please don't feel intimidated. You don't need to start teaching straight away - in fact, most Reiki Masters never do. The main reason to join a Reiki Master Course is to understand the full potential of the system of Reiki, and the wish to dedicate your life to Reiki as a spiritual path. It is a profound and wonderful decision to make, and a truly joyous course to do

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What is it that you want?

with Revd Paul Swann

Monday 9th October

A Quiet Day which looks at the question of what we want as well as what God may want of us and for us. With a balance of worship, Biblical reflections, silence and space for personal response

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The Wisdom of Mary for Christian Discipleship

with Revd Canon Dr Georgina Byrne

Friday 13th October - Sunday 15th October

Despite her evident presence in the gospels, Mary is often overlooked as a model for Christian discipleship. This retreat encourages participants to reflect on Mary in four key moments of her life and offers opportunity to ponder our own call to follow her son day by day. In the annunciation and birth narratives we are challenged in how we listen attentively to God, how we discern God's will, and how we test it. We are encouraged by Mary both to prepare and to be surprised by God. We examine Mary's readiness to be taught by Jesus, how she lived as one among many and let her son take the glory. We ponder Mary's participation in the crucifixion and ask what it tells us about how all Christians share in the suffering of the world. Finally we engage with Mary at Easter and Pentecost and think about how we live lives that are fully alive with God's transforming power in our own situation. This retreat will offer meditations on key scriptural texts, making use of images, poetry and music to enable Mary's voice to speak to our own desire to follow her Son as our Saviour

210 residential; 130 non-resident

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Autumn Retreat

Yoga Living with Derek Thorne

Friday 20th October - Sunday 22nd October

The purpose of retreat is to take time out from routine activities and have the opportunity to meditate and focus fully on spiritual practice. The teaching is Advaita Vedanta and the Self enquiry meditation of Atma Vichara. Receiving instruction in a live setting through a teacher who can guide and interpret brings the powerful current of self awareness fully alive. The benefits are increased personal insight, inspiration, confidence of practice and an invigoration for spiritual living. YogaLiving has conducted residential retreats for the past 20 years and has skill in delivering high quality and meaningful retreat experiences

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Yoga Living


Angels Among Us Reiki

Usui/Holy Fire II Master Certification with Carol J Robinson

Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October

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PCAN

Person Centred Approach Network with Sara & Bernard Callen

Friday 27th October - Sunday 29th October

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Glimpses of Glory

Moments of Transfiguration with Revd Valerie Bonham

Monday 6th November

We will be thinking primarily of the Gospel accounts of Jesus' Transfiguration, but also consider other instances in the Bible where people had glimpses of God's glory. We will conclude with a modern story of a person whose life was transformed and transfigured by an encounter with holiness

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Mindfulness and our Relationships

with Revd Shaun Lambert

Tuesday 7th November - Thursday 9th November

Relationships are at the heart of living life in all its fullness. In this retreat Shaun will show us how to cultivate whole and fulfilling dimensions in our relationships: with God, our own self, others and creation. Even in our most intimate relationships we often run them on automatic scripts, becoming aware of this is the first step in changing those relationships. Shaun will show us some of the other steps along with simple and embodied practices for learning relational and spiritual attention. The retreat will be interactive and dialogic and make full use of Abbey House as a 'thin' place, a place to transcend our self-limitations

200 residential; 120 non-resident

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Deep Awake Training Program

with Tim Freke

Friday 10th November - Sunday 12th November

the 'deep awake training and transformation program' offers advanced spiritual coaching in T!Ms unique approach to awakening it will empower you to guide others to the deep awake state using his philosophical ideas, soul-to-soul meditations, and soul transmutation counselling during the training T!M draws on his decades of experience to share with you what he has learned about how to effectively guide people to the deep awake state this involves both imparting clear information and also enabling you to undergo the personal transformation necessary for you to communicate authentically

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Freeing the Shadow Self

Spirit of the Inca with Chris Waters

Friday 17th November - Monday 20th November

*A Masterclass for those who have begun or completed the Spirit of the Inca Medicine Wheel training.*

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Creating Your Reality and Enjoying Your Life

Law of Attraction Centre with Tracy Friend & Michael James

Friday 24th November - Sunday 26th November

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Homecoming

with Andy Percey

Monday 11th December

Deep within each of us there are parts that are searching; wandering, longing for a place to call home. Whether it is the Magi, the shepherds, Mary and Joseph or countless others throughout the centuries ... whether it is you ... Advent is a season for those searchers. Over the course of the day we will have opportunity to engage with poetry, art, scripture and silence as we hear the call of God to come home

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Read what our visitors have to say ...

I had a very restful and comfortable time on the retreat. Please pass on my thanks to all the staff who looked after us. The food was wonderful and we were made to feel very welcome and cared for.

Rebecca  [ more ]