Author Archives: Ian Adams

  A small number of non-residential places are now available for the Beloved Life retreat for those who live locally or want to arrange their own accommodation. Tickets priced at £120. You can book here.

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  This week a new series of morning bell begins, taking a walk with ideas from Ian’s book Cave Refectory Road  and with images from a walk on the South West Coast Path last weekend, the first warm day of spring here.

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  Enjoying Jonny Baker’s reflections on his recent silent retreat – in which he talks about coming to sense silence as a thickness, a cloak, a blanket, an almost tangible something in the air – a cloak to mind your life? from now on i know this as the Presence of Silence.   

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  Here’s a video interview I did last summer for Wild and Precious talking about the idea of ‘liminal spaces’ as vital places where change can happen. It opens up the possibility of Cave Refectory Road as a way into a rhythm of life that may help us to live well and help bring good to […]

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  We love the music of JS Bach (1685-1750). There’s a beautiful flow to his music that seems to touch something deep within us and reach far beyond us. Today BBC Radio 3’s ‘Baroque Spring’ concludes with a day of Bach’s music, culminating in a 9 hour Bach marathon from the Royal Albert Hall.   […]

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  We’re really looking forward to entering Easter season with a series of morning bell featuring the brilliant landscape art of Anne Butler, who is based in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. Her work is full of colour, movement and possibility – and we think that it will be a great companion to this series […]

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  I’ve really enjoyed collaborating with illustrator Si Smith in creating a meditative resource for Easter called ‘Stations of the Resurrection’. For individual or group use, it re-imagines the resurrection of Jesus happening in Si’s home city of Leeds. This raises both questions and possibilities that emerge from the astonishing event, and brings home the earthy, local nature of the […]

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Some very good things coming up in 2013 hosted by StillPoint, the project Ian directs with his buddy Matt Rees. Here’s a link to their latest news.

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We love the earthy spirituality of Sigur Rós. Musically they seem to epitomise the spirit of Beloved Life. So what could be better than a summer day at the Eden Project in Cornwall with a Sigur Rós gig in the open air at the end of it. Perhaps we’ll see you there?   pic: our view […]

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  In Passiontide and Holy Week (the 2 weeks leading up to Easter) morning bell is pondering and praying the traditional stations of the cross – an old way of accessing the events surrounding Jesus’s trial and death. I made this series of images from recent visits to St Ives in Cornwall. The stations seem […]

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