Talks by Laurence Freeman. Bodywork by Giovanni Felicioni
Welcome the new year (of the spiritual cycle) which begins with this Advent retreat at Bonnevaux. Jesus was born ‘in the fullness of time’. Seen with the eye of faith, his birth is an embodied intersection of time and eternity. We live, therefore, in a new kind of time: ‘tempiternity’ where time limits us rather than reveals and prepares us for fullness. Through the talks, the embodied practices and times for discussion, the periods of meditation together will help to explain why this is a ‘saving time’. As usual the retreat is suitable for newcomers to meditation as well as experienced meditators.
The retreat integrates into a peaceful daily rhythm the essential elements: morning, midday and evening meditation within a simple form of the Liturgy of the Hours, guided lectio divina (sacred reading), contemplative Eucharist, talks by Laurence Freeman, yoga led by Giovanni Felicioni, time for solitude in a beautiful natural setting, building spiritual friendship and opportunity for personal guidance.
The retreat begins with evening prayer and meditation at 18:00, followed by dinner on the 29th Nov (please check-in at the Abbaye between 14:00 – 17:30 on the 29th Nov). The retreat ends on Sunday 05 Dec at 14:00 and includes lunch. This retreat is in English and on-the-ground (not online) at l’Abbaye de Bonnevaux, France.
All our events taking place at Bonnevaux offer 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.
Inviting you to Saving Time Retreat
Arrival and Departure
ARRIVAL: 29 November, check-in : 14:00 – 17:00
DEPARTURE: Sunday 05 December, 14:00
Contribution for the Retreat
CONTRIBUTION FOR THE RETREAT WITH FULL ROOM AND BOARD – 630€
6 days with room, board and instruction
MEMBERSHIP FEE ** – 10€
Membership fee is paid once per year, valid strictly 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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To register please email “firstname.lastname@example.org“, we will get back to you as soon as possible.