The Tightrope of Moderation – Lent Retreat

in English with French translation

In an era of excess and climate emergency the wisdom of moderation taught in all spiritual traditions has never been more urgent to recover: the middle way of the Buddha and St Benedict. Lent is a sacred season giving us the opportunity to find and hold the joy of balance – good for us, good for the world.

Start and stop times:

Registration 16:30 Monday 24th
Retreat ends after lunch on the Sunday 1 March

Laurence Freeman

Fr Laurence is a Benedictine monk of the Monastery of S. Maria del Pilastrello, Lendinara, Italy, in the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto. He is Director of Bonnevaux and of The World Community for Christian Meditation.

Giovanni Felicioni

Giovanni (Bonnevaux Associate Director) has been part of the WCCM since its inception in 1991. He is an Oblate, a certified Advanced Rolfer™, a Rolf Movement™ practitioner and a Yoga Teacher.


Feb 24 2020 - Mar 01 2020


€690 (single room & meals included) €540 (per person, twin shared room & meals included) €420 (off-site accommodation, independent booking and payment - meals included)

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Abbaye de Bonnevaux
86370 Marçay, France
Laurence Freeman


Laurence Freeman

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Giovanni Felicioni
Giovanni Felicioni