Radical Regeneration: Christ Consciousness and Sacred Activism

This retreat offers the maps and the practices from the Christian, Hindu and Buddhist traditions which will demonstrate to the participants how much sacred power and illumination they always have at their disposal.


06 - 11 Jun, 2023

Drawing on his two latest books, Love is Everything: A Year with Hadewijch of Antwerp and Radical Regeneration (written with Carolyn Baker), Andrew Harvey will present his vision of the global dark night crisis we are now plunged into. He will suggest the way through it by aligning with the power of Love and putting that power into wise, sacred, urgent action on every level of our world. Andrew Harvey believes that the very extremity of the crisis contains an extraordinary possibility, the possibility of seeing the dark night as the birth canal for a new embodied divine humanity and a new world rooted in the vision of the Beatitudes and in the calm and burning compassion of Christ Consciousness. In this retreat he will share five things.

  1. An overall map of the dangers and opportunities of our predicament.
  2. The five laws that govern the dark night process taken from Hadewijch and Saint John of the Cross.
  3. His experience of the visceral and blissful power of Love
  4. Five simple and powerful practices that enable anyone of good will to experience both the peace and the focused passion of Christ Consciousness
  5. A clear detailed account of what Sacred Activism is and how to start from wherever you are to become a Sacred Activist in the name of Divine Love

Andrew Harvey hopes that by the end of the retreat all those who participate will be inspired by new hope and mystical strength to go forward and participate in the birth of a new humanity that is even now arising everywhere both through and in the chaotic destruction that we all witness. He hopes too that the maps he offers and the practices he gives which will be from the Christian, Hindu and Buddhist traditions will demonstrate to the participants how much sacred power and illumination they always have at their disposal through divine grace if only they are humble and willing enough to do the necessary work.

This retreat is both for the beginning and ongoing meditators. There will be four periods of meditation a day to accommodate your level of practice. Mornings will be in silence through breakfast and lunch, with the afternoon opening to times of rest and solitude and a convivial dinner where you can get to know your neighbour.

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.

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  • Schedule

"Radical Regeneration
Christ Consciousness and Sacred Activism"

Arrival Tuesday 6 June 2023, check-in: 14h00 – 17h00
Departure Sunday 11 June 2023, after lunch (15h00)
  • Contribution
Single rooms500€
Shared/Twin rooms400€

The prices reflect the need to achieve self sufficiency. Therefore if you’re able to give a little more we would be very grateful. Please, click here to donate.
If you need a concession please let us know. We do not turn anybody away for lack of resources. Please, click the email address  <contact@bonnevauxabp.com> to contact us.

  • Dietary Information

At Bonnevaux, we aim for healthy, well-rounded, and nutritious meals. Please indicate your meal preference (non-vegetarian, vegetarian) below within the registration process.

* Unfortunately, we cannot cater to specific intolerances and allergies — we do not have the team or facilities for this. Please also be aware that traces of allergens (e.g. nuts) may be found in the food at Bonnevaux.
* We are committed to balancing protein, carbohydrates, fats and fiber from organic meat, plant-based proteins, vegetables, un-processed carbs, grains, legumes and fruit.
* Gluten and Lactose intolerance: we cannot create individually tailored meals. Should the main course at lunch contain your intolerance, you can always choose from the vegetables on offer and rice (plus non-gluten bread). The salad and soup bar in the evening will offer you a variety to balance out and complement what you have eaten for breakfast and lunch.
* Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at: contact@bonnevauxabp.com.

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— Please ensure you have travel insurance in place as we cannot refund cancelled travel for any reason.
— If you cancel your Bonnevaux booking up to 30 days before the event starts, you will be refunded the full cost of the event.  Cancellations occurring within 30 days of the event start will be offered a voucher for a future event. Bonnevaux reserves the right to cancel events at any point – cancellations occurring within 30 days prior to the event start date will be subject to the voucher refund policy only.

Membership Fee ** – 10€

Membership fee is paid once per year, valid from Jan – Dec.

** by French law you must be a ‘member‘ of the charity (association ABP) Abbaye de Bonnevaux – Centre Pour la Paix in order to participate at an on-the-ground event at Bonnevaux – 86370 Marçay, France.

Membership is non-binding. It simply means that you are invited to attend the annual general meeting if you wish and that you may receive information about our events during the year.

The Abbey of Bonnevaux is the spiritual home of the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) which includes a Conference and Retreat Centre dedicated to peace. The on-the-ground activities of the Abbey are organized under the responsibility of l’Association Abbaye de Bonnevaux – Centre pour le Paix (ABP).  The Association, which is governed by the French law of 1st July 1901, is registered in Poitiers under the reference RNA: W863007299.

Address : Bonnevaux, 86370 Marçay, France.
Phone number : 06 33 43 71 71 / 06 61 96 57 74.
José Pype (President of the Association); Giovanni Felicioni (Associate Director and Programme Manager)
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