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BELOVED LIFE is…

a movement of spiritual practice rooted in Christian contemplative tradition :  the work of Gail Adams and Ian Adams :  exploring what we call inner path and outer journey : re-imagining what it means to be human, shaping a better world now  :  sharing resources, practices, retreats and events, and offering accompanying presence.

Ian Adams is a poet, writer and photographer working with themes of spirituality and culture. Ian’s first complete collection of poems Unfurling is published by Canterbury Press. He is the author of Breathing DeepSome Small HeavenWilderness Taunts,  Running Over Rocks and Cave Refectory Road, the creator of Morning Bell, Chaplain at Ridley Hall Cambridge, and Spirituality Lead for Church Mission Society.

Gail Adams is a spiritual director, mentor and life-coach. She is Chaplain at Ridley Hall Cambridge. Gail is passionate about the nurture of daily patterns of stillness, presence and self-awareness – and says ‘I love it when the people I am working with rediscover their peace, joy and fulfilment…’

Sources of Beloved Life

In Beloved Life we are seeking wisdom and practices in daily life for personal transformation, reshaping of community and renewal of the earth.

We are looking to learn from the life and teaching of Jesus the Christ, source of wisdom and companion for the journey that we are making.

We are looking to learn from the earth and its creatures, letting their quiet wisdom guide us.

We are looking to learn from the saints and the mystics, the dreamers and the activists, the poets and the artists, the makers and the explorers in every area of human activity who have walked this path before us.

We hope that you will find here some of the resources that you may need for your own inner path and outer journey.

‘Acquire inner peace, and thousands around you will find their salvation…’                        St Seraphim of Sarov

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