Category: retreat

  Ian has a new publication out – Seeking Light – available now for download from online publisher Proost. In words and images Seeking Light explores a spiritual path through Advent, Christmas and Epiphany.   One of the many gifts of Christmas is its capacity to nurture within us an openness to new possibilities coming into […]

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  We’re halfway through our retreat/event programme for 2015 – and it’s been a great experience. Thank you so much to everyone who has joined us at Scargill, Oxford and on Iona and for your thoughtful and passionate engagement with us. It’s wonderful  to explore the spiritual path together. Here’s a few photos – you can see more on […]

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  This new Morning bell series for Pentecost and the start of the Trinity season explores pilgrimage. The essence of pilgrimage is a physical journey made with spiritual intention. We hope that this series may inspire you to make such a journey – local or far from home, short or demanding. If that’s not possible may […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘The opening, the taking, the tapping, the bringing up, the lighting, the drawing in, the breathing out, the watching, and the letting go. There’s a contemplative in everyone. And for this young and unknowing contemplative, the reassuring clunk and smell of the zippo further heightened the experience. I’m not advocating that we should […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘Pilgrimage is a physical journey made with spiritual intention. And it’s this mix of physicality and spirituality that makes the practice of pilgrimage such a vital one in the tradition. Physical capability is not enough on pilgrimage. Belief alone is not enough. Experience on its own won’t carry us through. Even desire is […]

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  Latest news from Beloved Life: June 2014 with news of… the Oxford retreat (and next year’s), Beloved Life Soul Friending,  Ian’s forthcoming book of poems, Morning bell and more… 

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The new series of morning bell for the beginning of Advent is emerging from our musing on the wisdom of the great Jewish prophet Isaiah (and his co-writers) – and specifically from the readings set for each day of this season. These poetic insights from the 8th century BC continue to resonate for us now, […]

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  We’re back from the first Beloved Life retreat and feeling very privileged to have shared the weekend with such creative and imaginative people! Thanks everyone for participating with such generosity and insight. Here are some pics:    

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