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Abiding in the Diamond Heart

Dates: August 6, 2015 - August 13, 2015

Course Leader: Julienne McLean, Viv Stacey , Judy Barber & Rev Michael Gartland

Cost: £343 single room, £259 sharing twin, £203 dorm. Course fee £180

Retreat Details

The retreat is being offered in response to the quickening of desire in many people who feel drawn to live as contemplatives in the world and long for a deeper understanding of Christian contemplative wisdom to support this call. The main purpose of the retreat is to be gathered together in prayer and spiritual friendship on this ancient, beautiful and sacred island. The daily rhythm will include silent prayer/meditation, liturgy, study and reflection on Christian mystical texts, mainly from the Carmelite and Celtic tradition, chanting and conscious work in the garden.

Daily Retreat Schedule

7.00am Silent Meditation

8.15am Breakfast (silent)

9am  Eucharist
10am - 12pm  Morning Session

12.30pm Lunch

Afternoon Free

3.30 - 4.30pm Conscious work in the garden

5 - 6pm Practice

6pm Supper (silent)

8pm  Night prayers

Entering night silence


The cost for the retreat is £180. To book, please send an email to info@contemplativespirituality.org with your name, address, phone number and accommodation preference.

Could you also send a deposit cheque of £50 made out to the 'Contemplative Spirituality Network' to Flat 20, Christchurch Court, 171 Willesden Lane, London. UK. NW6 7XF. The remaining £130 is due by 30th April, 2015.

The cost of the accommodation and full vegetarian board during the retreat (7 days) is £343 for a single room, £259 for sharing a twin room and £203 for sharing a dormitory. This cost is paid directly to the Holy Isle Centre at the beginning of the retreat.

Inquiries & Bookings

Tel. 0208 4515255 or 07527993696

Email: info@contemplativespirituality.org