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Living Different: A Meditation Retreat for young adults

24 July @ 4:00 pm - 31 July @ 2:30 pm

Young is a state of mind not just a metric: this retreat is designed for meditators between 20 and 40 — generations trying to deal with an increasingly atomised and distracted world. Those with more experience of life will be of help to the younger and the younger can help re-energise the older. The retreat is in two parts: days at Bonnevaux sharing in the life of the community, meditation, worship, work and study and days walking the Camino. The…

Walking The Camino to Santiago de Compostela

31 July - 4 August

A retreat is an inner pilgrimage. In all traditions walking to a sacred place is a symbol of this - though in modern times we have largely lost the sense of physical pilgrimage and replaced it with tourism. Bonnevaux is right on the ancient Paris/Tours portion of one the most ancient Christian pilgrim walks - the Camino to Santiago de Compostela. So, after the retreat we will spend 3 to 4 days walking this Way. We plan to walk about…

Watercolor and Contemplation Workshop (Led by Tilde Carlson & Frédérique Saillard)

14 August - 18 August

WCCM New Nordic Watercolor workshop at l’Abbaye de Bonnevaux The purpose of the workshop is to deepen the ability to stay in the present moment during the meditation and during the painting sessions. The way to introduce the painting exercises is a liberating and playfull way of using the colors. It brings people closer to themselves as the meditation does.   Facilitators Tilde Louise Carlsen, a danish watercolor painter will introduce the painting and the bodywork will be led by…

Yoga And Meditation Retreat – Led by Giovanni Felicioni

7 September - 13 September

Led by Giovanni Felicioni (GB)   MORE INFORMATION: events@bonnevauxwccm.org

SILENCE, STILLNESS, SIMPLICITY: learning to meditate (beginner’s retreat) – led by Laurence Freeman

20 September - 22 September

SILENCE, STILLNESS, SIMPLICITY: learning to meditate (beginner's retreat)   A simple introduction to the place of meditation in the Christian tradition,  to the practice and to  its meaning for faith. The weekend consists of teaching and practice times as well as opportunities for discussion and for personal meetings. This can also be useful for those who have recently started to meditate and are looking for renewal of their practice.    Laurence Freeman - (GB with FR translation) Contribution for entire retreat:…

School Retreat – In Silence – led by Laurence Freeman

22 September - 29 September

An intensive and liberating week of a full and fulfilling silence with fellow meditators in the peaceful, embracing energy of Bonnevaux. Each day is centred around frequent periods of meditation, a short morning teaching, a one-to-one meeting with one of the mentors  of the retreat and a simple contemplative Eucharist in the evening. A next step on the journey of meditation for those who have begun a daily practice and feel the call  to go deeper. Please read the description…

Essential Teaching Weekend led by Pascale Callec & Catherine Charrière

11 October @ 12:00 am - 16 October @ 11:59 pm

Pascale Callec & Catherine Charrière (FR)   More information: events@bonnevauxwccm.org

SILENCE, STILLNESS, SIMPLICITY: learning to meditate (beginner’s retreat) – led by Liz Watson

18 October @ 12:00 am - 23 October @ 11:59 pm

SILENCE, STILLNESS, SIMPLICITY: learning to meditate (beginner's retreat) A simple introduction to the place of meditation in the Christian tradition,  to the practice and to  its meaning for faith. The weekend consists of teaching and practice times as well as opportunities for discussion and for personal meetings. This can also be useful for those who have recently started to meditate and are looking for renewal of their practice.  Liz Watson - (GB with FR translation) Contribution for entire retreat: €160 for…

SILENCE, STILLNESS, SIMPLICITY: learning to meditate – led by Peter Ng and Laurence Freeman

22 November @ 4:00 pm - 24 November @ 2:30 am

SILENCE, STILLNESS, SIMPLICITY: learning to meditate (beginner's retreat) A simple introduction to the place of meditation in the Christian tradition,  to the practice and to  its meaning for faith. The weekend consists of teaching and practice times as well as opportunities for discussion and for personal meetings. This can also be useful for those who have recently started to meditate and are looking for renewal of their practice.  Led by Peter Ng and Laurence Freeman - (GB with FR translation) Contribution…

WAITING FOR WHAT HAS ALREADY COME: Advent Retreat – led by Laurence Freeman

24 November - 30 November

WAITING FOR WHAT HAS ALREADY COME: Advent Retreat A weeklong silent retreat exploring the inner meaning of Advent - preparing for the embodiment of the Word of God in us and the world. The daily talks by Fr Laurence help to bring the meaning of the season alive and to rediscover traditional ideas at the level of personal experience. In addition to meditation morning, midday and evening, and a contemplative Eucharist, there will be times for yoga, personal meetings, solitary…

THE HUMANITY OF GOD: Christmas Community Retreat – led by Laurence Freeman

21 December @ 4:00 pm - 25 December @ 2:30 pm

THE HUMANITY OF GOD: Christmas Community Retreat A quiet retreat, meditating and eating together within the rhythm of the Bonnevaux community life. This is a chance to enter into the deeper, spiritual meaning of Christmas away from the rush and commercialism of this time of the year.  A daily talk, opportunities for personal meeting and times for silence and solitude blend with the spirit of celebration and friendship with a contemplative Christian community rediscovering and sharing their tradition in personal…

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