Being Alone Together

Monte Oliveto Retreat 2018

With Laurence Freeman OSB

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The Monte Oliveto Retreat

Situated on a rise, among cypresses, overlooking the beautiful, natural landscape of the Sienese hills, the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore is the Mother House of Laurence Freeman’s monastic family. It is an exceptional monument to art as well as a centre of Benedictine spirituality. The WCCM international retreat has been held in this place of beauty and peace for 30 years and leads its participants into a deeper and more peaceful place from which to continue their life’s work and journey. The day is made up of times of meditation, yoga, teaching, worship, solitude and sharing. The surrounding countryside invites for afternoon walks and artistic creation. The spirit of silence during the day renews the spirit, while the evening meal is a time of relaxation and friendship with retreatants from different countries. The retreat is open to all, though it is advisable to have some experience of regular meditation.

What you will discover on this retreat:

Session One

The Loneliness of the World

Session Two

Loneliness in Creation

Session Three

Solitude is the Cure for Loneliness

Session Four

Learning How to be in Solitude

Session Five

Loving Each Other – Developing Other-Centeredness

Session Six

Life is a Spiritual Path

Session Seven

How Meditation Teaches Solitude

Session Eight

From Isolation to Communion

Session Nine

Tools to Stay Awake on the Journey

Session Ten

Don’t Waste Your Time

Session Eleven

No Loneliness in the Divine Nature

Session Twelve

Discovering Unity and Q&A

Being Alone Together

An Online Retreat with Laurence Freeman OSB

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Laurence Freeman OSB

About Laurence Freeman OSB

Laurence Freeman is a Benedictine monk of the Monastery of Sta Maria di Pilastrello, Lendinara, in the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto and Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation. He is also Director of Bonnevaux, the International Centre of the World Community for Christian Meditation where he now resides. Fr Laurence 

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