Retreats for Change
Be Still. Imagine. Love.
Our retreats encourage you to take time to touch a still point in this turning world.
What is the service?
The Centre for Progressive Change offers retreats because we believe that action and advocacy for change needs to be rooted in our restored connections with one another and in our own innate wisdom and compassion. Then our analyses of problems and search for solutions, our negotiations of conflict, and reasoned ethical choices will more likely emanate from a centre of stillness and peace, with increased potential for progressive change.
In 2010-2011 we will offer two types of retreats:
Seasonal Retreats offer a group of people the opportunity to retreat four times together—once each season (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)— on a chosen Thursday. The first seasonal retreat day will be held on September 30, 2010 from 9.30am to 5pm (with lunch provided), and the subsequent three days will be agreed by participants. Days will be facilitated by Ann Louise and Katherine and associates. Venue: The Shanty Muse, Glenaraneen, Brittas, County Dublin.
- Group Retreatsfor staff development. These are one day retreats, 9.30am to 5pm, facilitated by Ann Louise and Katherine, in The Shanty Muse, Glenaraneen, Brittas, Co. Dublin. Lunch is provided. We invite organisations to contact us to arrange booking.
The content of retreats will include teachings about the relationship between love and justice; connections between silence and action and the potential of mindful living to heal the body politic. There will be time for meditation and a hot lunch provided.
All retreats will encourage each participant to develop her/his unique imagination and find new creative expression in meaningful action for change. Using as metaphor women in childbirth, Socrates foretells wisely: ‘I suspect ...that you are in labour – great with some conception’.