Quotes from recent course participants

Jennifer Kavanagh was a delight – she is an impressive and charming person.   Thank you so much. Thank you for holding the space, for letting us find each other as a group, for the  simplicity and the ease,  for your humour, your wisdom and your care.   She managed the group discussions expertly and shared a lot of her lived experience, which was most valuable.  It gave what I hoped for...
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11 August 2017. Day retreat on “Oneness: our interconnectedness”

“Existence is an intricately interconnected web of relationships. We share the breath of life and thus we are connected.” (Satish Kumar) We live in a divided world, but also a small one. The universe models connectedness and mutuality. How do humans respond? In small groups, alone, and in plenary, we will spend the day exploring how we connect with each other, and with the rest of creation. A...
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15-17 September 2017. Weekend retreat on Oneness.

A weekend retreat at lovely Claridge House, Dormans Rd, Dormansland, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6QH. We live in a divided world. At times like these we need to learn from a universe that models connectedness and mutuality, and respond with love. In small groups, alone, and in plenary, we will explore how we connect with each other, and with the rest of creation.   For more information or to...
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23-27 October 2017. Unknowing retreat, Lake District

Unknowing is at the centre of spiritual life. It is only by creating a space in which anything can happen that we allow God to speak; only by stepping back that we allow space for that unpredictable Spirit which brings us gifts beyond our imaginings. Accepting that there is much that we do not know and cannot control frees us to walk the path of faith. We will use these days to explore alone and...
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27-29 November, 2017. “Walking with a Smile into the Dark retreat. Woodbrooke, Birmingham

Accepting that there is much that we do not know and cannot control  frees us to walk the path of faith. We will use this weekend to explore alone and together how we can be more open to the guidance of the Spirit. A weekend at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham. To find out more or book, contact  enquiries@woodbrooke.org.uk or phone 0121 472...
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14-16 July 2017. Simplicity at Ammerdown

This weekend course will explore what a simple life is, and how we can lead one. At heart, simplicity is a focus on what matters most. Reducing clutter, whether in material objects, use of time or money, or in our religious practices, leads to an increased clarity of vision and focus: a view of life and its priorities that is in itself simple. Together and alone, we will consider how, step by...
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