2008 Interspiritual Leadership Program

 

at Wiston Lodge near Edinburgh, Scotland

April 3-6  and November 13-16

 

The EIAL Abwoon Interspiritual Leadership Program

Each extended weekend (Thursday eve - Sunday lunch) in the leadership program contains the following elements:

Basic Skills and Leadership Experiences:
Leading body prayers and body awareness practices for use in group work
Leading walking meditations
Leading Dances of Universal Peace
Leading basic guided meditations and contemplations

Advanced Skills and Leadership Experiences:
• The background of the published work and its relation to current social, scientific and cultural research
Work with the voice and leading chants
Leading advanced meditations and contemplations
Psychospiritual exercises and practices (for instance “Depths of the Self” from Desert Wisdom, and “Hokhmah’s Table” from Blessings of the Cosmos)
Mixing and blending material and practices for use with specific groups

 

The program for each weekend is designed for the ongoing three-year group, but is open to a limited number of other participants (approximately 20) who have some leadership experience in meditation, spiritual practice, spiritual dance and walking meditation, body prayer, healing or spiritual direction. Prior reading and an application form are required. Read a full description of the program and download the application form here.

 

April 3-6:
The Native Middle Eastern Roots of Western Spirituality

(Module 2)

Deepening and leadership retreat for those interested in sharing the work contained in the book Desert Wisdom in the context of building interspiritual communities and ministry, as well as retreat work. Deepening for those wanting to establish a personal spiritual practice. Leadership training in body prayer, contemplation, chant, voice, walking meditation and the Dances of Universal Peace connected to this work.

Included in this retreat: leading meditations from the book Desert Wisdom, incuding “Depths of the Self,” “Sound and Embodiment,” “Simple Presence,” “Heart Awareness,” and “Gratitude and Celebration” as well as leading the eight Native Middle Eastern chants and dances recorded as The Native Middle Eastern Cycle as well as the three Zoroastrian dances. See full description of the program in the Abwoon newsletter and online.

Total Costs: All costs include full room and board for each retreat and are in UK pounds sterling. The cost for the 3-day retreat is as follows before February 2 : Shared rooms £255. Camping: £195. If booking after February 2, please add 10% to the above charges. All cancellations incur £75 cost before March 2, £125 between March 3 and April 2. No refunds after the retreat begins. Required deposit: £150.

Contact: Fateah Alice Saunders, Tel. +44 (0)131 664-6206. Email: alicefateah@btinternet.com

To register send deposit cheque for one or both retreats (payable to "Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Learning - EIAL ") to: Alice Saunders, 7 Marmion Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 5QU, Scotland, UK. Email  Or register online below.

Register online now for this retreat:

Abwoon Leadership Retreat, April 3-6 at Wiston Lodge

Balance of Payment for this retreat

 

November 13-16:
The Aramaic Beatitudes of Yeshua

(Module 3)


Deepening and leadership retreat for those interested in sharing the Aramaic Beatitudes of Jesus in the context of building interspiritual communities and ministry, as well as retreat work. Deepening for those wanting to establish a personal spiritual practice.

Leadership training in body prayer, contemplation, chant, voice, walking meditation and the Dances of Universal Peace connected to this work. Special focus of this retreat is leadership guidance for the dances associated with the Aramaic Beatitudes in Matthew and Luke and for the related body prayers in Prayers of the Cosmos and Blessings of the Cosmos.

Total Costs: All costs include full room and board for each retreat and are in UK pounds sterling. The cost for the 3-day retreat is as follows before September 12 : Shared rooms £255. Camping: £195. If booking after September 12, please add 10% to the above charges. All cancellations incur £75 cost before October 12, £125 between October 13 and November 12. No refunds after the retreat begins. Required deposit: £150.

Contact: Fateah Alice Saunders, Tel. +44 (0)131 664-6206. Email: alicefateah@btinternet.com

To register send deposit cheque for one or both retreats (payable to "Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Learning - EIAL") to: Alice Saunders, 7 Marmion Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 5QU, Scotland, UK. Email  Or register online below.

Register online now for this retreat:

Abwoon Leadership Retreat, November 13-16 at Wiston Lodge

Balance of Payment for this retreat

About Wiston Lodge

Wiston Lodge is a 130-year-old listed country house, set on a hill in the beautiful Upper Clyde Valley near the town of Biggar. Wiston serves as an ecological center focused on working with the next generation. It includes: 55 acres of wood and parklands, plus access to superb local hill walks, and an organic farm. It is easily accessible from the south by both coach and car (Junction 13, M74); or from the north via Edinburgh (about 45 minutes south by bus or shared taxi). For visitors from the U.S., please check flights into Edinburgh or Glasgow. Detailed transport information will be provided at registration. More information at www.wistonlodge.co.uk

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