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One in Mind One in Heart – A Meditation and Lifestyle Retreat for young Adults (Online)

Laurence Freeman

Leader

Laurence Freeman

Laurence Freeman is a monk of the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto. He is the Director of Bonnevaux and of The World Community for Christian Meditation.

Other Leaders

Giovanni Felicioni
Giovanni Felicioni

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

Unified Consciousness: One Mind One heart is WCCM’s theme for 2022. This retreat will bring younger people together from around the world to reflect on the meaning of the oneness for themselves and for the planet.

Date

Jul 28 2022 - Aug 03 2022

Location

Online

Conducted via Zoom or live-stream.

Unified Consciousness: One Mind One heart is WCCM’s theme for 2022. This retreat will bring younger people together from around the world to reflect on the meaning of the oneness for themselves and for the planet. It will help us to emerge from the isolation and fear of Covid into a new engagement with reality and potential.

The experience of unity among the participants enjoying their diversity will be an important part of the week’s experience. Just as peace needs to be found within us before we can live peacefully in our personal lives and bring it to he world, so the spring of inner joy needs to be unblocked and set to flow. The daily schedule will focus on allowing this to happen freely.

  • Meditation is a universal wisdom and practice which Bonnevaux teaches from the Christian tradition. Participants will share regular times of meditation within the rhythm of the life of the Bonnevaux community. People new to the practice as well as regular meditators will all find something to help them learn and grow more
  • There will be opportunity to learn or re-learn the art of reading wisdom texts from various traditions. This can then become a valuable resource in later life as inter-religious dialogue becomes something we experience interiorly.
  • A good relationship with the body and sexuality is essential to human harmony. With yoga, bodywork, help with posture and getting your hands dirty in the garden, the retreat will show how to balance the physical with the spiritual and the intellectual and emotional aspects of experience.
  • Sharing comfortably in an atmosphere of trust and without pressure is also conducive to oneness. We can share as we feel comfortable about such things as life-work balance, making choices, overcoming addictive behaviour finding a partner, taking risks, healing from trauma and discovering how to be a friend

In this retreat, we will reflect experientially on the theme of unified consciousness from a personal and global. We will explore an important question for our world at this moment: Does meditation make a difference? How does personal transformation lead to global change? Climate change, Covid and now the tragedy of Ukraine show us – painfully – that we are one family, interdependent and reliant on each other in mind, body and heart. How can meditate make this experience of unity joyful and hopeful?

The WCCM Young Adults retreat is intended to grow a new generation of contemplatives, living in and working for a better world, making fulfilling relationships, finding how solitude and community go together in a healthy life.

THIS EVENT IS HELD ONLINE – CEST TIME ZONE

Thursday, 28 July

12:15                                       Midday Prayer and Meditation

15:30 – 16:30                      Talk by Laurence Freeman

20:00                                     Satsang & singing time
                   

Friday, 29 July

12:15                                      Midday Prayer and Meditation

15:30 – 16:30                      Talk by Laurence Freeman

20:00                                     Satsang & singing time

Saturday, 30 July

 

12:15                                      Midday Prayer and Meditation

15:30 – 16:30                      Talk by Laurence Freeman

20:00                                      Satsang & singing time

Sunday, 31 July

12:15                                      Contemplative Eucharist live from Bonnevaux

15:30 – 16:30                      Talk by Laurence Freeman

20:00                                      Satsang & singing time

Monday, 1 August

12:15                                      Midday Prayer and Meditation

15:30 – 16:30                      Talk by Laurence Freeman

20:00                                      Satsang & singing time

Tuesday, 2 August

12:15                                      Contemplative Eucharist live from Bonnevaux

15:30 – 16:30                      Talk by Laurence Freeman

20:00                                      Satsang & singing time

Wednesday, 3 August

12:15                                      Midday Prayer and Meditation

15:30 – 16:30                      Talk by Laurence Freeman

20:00                                      Satsang & singing time

ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO AT YOUR OWN PACE:

Yoga (recorded sessions)

Creative Space + Personal Meditation in Nature

Personal one to one with a mentor

This event is held online.  Registrations give 1 year access to recordings. 

Contribution  is £60 (concession price £45).

The prices reflect the need to achieve self sufficiency. Therefore if you’re able to give a little more we would be very grateful. If you need a concession please let us know. We do not turn anybody away for lack of resource. 

On-the-Ground at Bonnevaux

You can experience this retreat in person and enjoy the benefits of all Bonnevaux can offer. Click  on the button below to find out more.

How to Create Your Own Retreat

This online retreat is designed to be flexible around your daily life and time zone. Please visit here where we provide support on creating a rhythm and structure to your retreat: how much silence you would like, meditation times, reading of sacred texts, practicing yoga and more, plus other suggestions to help you embody the retreat and stay off-line as much as possible. 

Registration

Laurence Freeman

Leader

Laurence Freeman

Laurence Freeman is a monk of the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto. He is the Director of Bonnevaux and of The World Community for Christian Meditation.

Other Leaders

Giovanni Felicioni
Giovanni Felicioni

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

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