Online Retreats

We are now starting to offer short online retreats using Zoom. Here are the upcoming retreats:


Bowing Down to What is True

or Submitting to Reality

with Fanny


How do we open to the truth of what is happening
Inside of our own body, hearts and minds - and in the world;
When it is not what we want,
Or not what we believe should be happening?
 
How do we end the perpetual Argument with God,
And surrender our need to know what is right,
And bow down to reality?
 
This is (relatively) easy when life is good,
and the future looks rosy
and our loved ones are happy and well.
 
But how can we support ourselves to open
To what is greater than our minds can fathom,
To lay down our heads, and open our hearts
And find our way home,
When life is difficult, scary and painful?
 

I have no easy answers here, but this retreat is an opportunity to hold the questions with love, openness and curiosity; to enquire into the mystery, and find what doors are ready to open as we gradually awaken to our true nature and meet the world as it is, both inside and out, at this extraordinary moment in history.

Maximum Participants - 10

This retreat is open to those with some experience of our work. If you're in doubt, please check with Fanny before signing up. (fannybehrens@gmail.com)

DATE

11th - 14th June 2020

Thurs 11th    14.30 - 16.30
Fri 12th        09.30 - 11.30    and   14.30 - 16.30
Sat 13th       09.30 - 11.30    and   14.30 - 16.30
Sun 14th      10.00 - 12.00  

COST 

Suggested Donation £100   (or sliding scale from £50 - £150).

(Please note that the way our new scheduling system works is that you will automatically charged the minimum £50; the system then gives you the option to increase this through increments of £10'add-ons'  up to the level you'd like to pay)

Sign Up Here for the retreat with Fanny

 

The Demise Of The Judge

[Falling into self-compassion]

with Colin


 “You idiot!
    How can you still be stuck in this pattern!?
    When are you going to grow up?
    You will never be good enough / beautiful enough / brave enough / still enough / deep enough /
           funny enough / loving enough….etc etc"            ….on and on ad nauseam

Are you giving yourself hell? As long as you are making yourself wrong for being as you are, and feeling what you feel, it will be very hard to actually see what’s going on (...and really take responsibility); hard to land in your own skin, and impossible to truly come home to yourself.

Let’s see what is happening here, and find ways to drop through the tyranny of the super-ego and the quest for perfection, into a deeper state of humility, strength, self-acceptance and understanding. (Which automatically opens deeper acceptance and understanding of the other!)

What we are invoking here is a transfer of power from the inner critic to a true conscience; a relaxation into what is, as it is, in ourselves and others. 

Maximum Participants - 10

This retreat is open to those with some experience of our work. If you're in doubt, please check with Colin before signing up. (colinbeingmoved@gmail.com)

DATE

2nd - 5th July 2020

Thurs 2nd 19.00 - 21.00
Fri 3rd   09.30 - 11.30    and   14.30 - 16.30
Sat 4th   09.30 - 11.30    and   14.30 - 16.30
Sun 5th 10.00 - 12.00

COST 

Suggested Donation £100   (or sliding scale from £50 - £150).

(Please note that the way our new scheduling system works is that you will automatically charged the minimum £50; the system then gives you the option to increase this through increments of £10'add-ons'  up to the level you'd like to pay)

Sign Up Here for the retreat with Colin

 

 

About Online Retreats

I have been amazed to find - despite my own doubts and reservations - that online retreats can be just as powerful as our usual retreats - in a different way.  You are at home, and the retreat material is being integrated in your daily life in a much more digestible way.  Here are a few  things participants have written to me having done an online retreat in the last few weeks.                                                                                                                           Fanny

Some quotes from people who have done online retreats recently:-

"I began this retreat with a sense of ‘lack’; lack of physical contact, lack of closeness, lack of the group room we normally work in - everything which a retreat has always included but which now couldn’t be there.  I was surprised how fast this sensation was replaced with a very strong sense of connection, the sincerity and depth of the sharing, and the arising of everything which was ready to happen despite any of our mental resistances or tendencies.  The online retreat has brought a great richness in the midst of this time of enforced isolation; an occasion to go beyond separation, and also giving space to the possibility of instantly integrating the work in the sessions with my daily life at home.  I feel deeply grateful and i really enjoyed it."


"I’ve just finished  a five day online seminar with Fanny and our ongoing group here in Italy. I would like  to share my experience of it.
It was remarkable how similar to a residential one.
I’d say 85 or even 95% similar, for depth of feeling and capacity to feel the others.
I was surprised, I wasn’t expecting it.
I guess that ‘presence’ is presence!
Fanny’s deep capacity to accompany us, our individual and collective being present to ourselves and the others in the group, created a strong ‘field’ of practice. As much ‘came up’ as usual. Sure, there wasn’t the more social aspect of cooking and eating together, but I didn’t really notice its absense."


"...about the retreat - firstly I want to say that I am LOVING IT - every bit of it feels rich - the newness of this form, the technical glitches aren't annoying they are interesting, the being alone at home - the strength of the field - and the transmission of the teachings ARE SO STRONG - they are probably always this strong but for some reason I am feeling the power of them in a different way. Maybe because the need for them has increased, like a sense of urgency…."