The smaller space of our selfish interests has to learn to relate to the vaster space where others matter apart from ourselves.
But how does this happen?
We see today how democratic societies can slip into wall-building and aggression against those who are threatening simply because they are different or needy. Love of country can lead to hatred of others.
Are we nevertheless slowly arriving at a common ethic that reflects the great truths of the wisdom traditions which will allow us to ‘lay down the burden of hatred’? And in this slow growth are religions being re-imagined, less as closed systems and more as paths of transformation?
…Global warming, artificial intelligence, erosion of trust, clashing power-groups.
How will the shift of religion towards unifying interiority influence the outcome? And what is the role of meditators in all this?
This event takes place at Bonnevaux and offers an opportunity to discover the rich cultural and historical French and European heritage of the 12th-century Abbaye de Bonnevaux, as well as to explore the varied and natural beauty of the land which we cultivate as a model of ecological responsibility.
ARRIVAL : Tuesday 17 May, check-in : 14:00 – 17:00
DEPARTURE : Sunday 22 May, 14:00
CONTRIBUTION : 775 euros for the retreat and full room and board
The prices reflect the need to achieve self sufficiency. Therefore if you’re able to give a little more we would be very grateful. If you need a concession please let us know. We do not turn anybody away for lack of resource.
Bonnevaux is the spiritual home for The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM). Our hope is that everyone who visits Bonnevaux will be touched by the spirit of peace and a deeper experience of silence.