I’m taking an amazing trip with good friends this summer. You’re invited.
My dear friends Gareth Higgins and Brian Ammons lead retreats in Gareth’s native Northern Ireland, and they have changed a whole lot of lives through that work. Here’s a bit about their retreats from their website, irelandretreats.com:
The story we tell shapes the world we live in. The story of Ireland, north and south, is full of light and shadow, mystery and earthiness, sacred and profane collaborating to create a land of charm, beauty and inspiration. We invite you to take time out to experience the landscape, art, people and story that has captivated so many. Journey with a small group of new friends in the north of Ireland, among people seeking space, rest, challenge and clarity for the next steps in life. Our retreats are led by writers, musicians, and other artists; guides who have been immersed in spiritual reflection, peacemaking, and imagining a better world. Experience the extraordinary physical landscape, hear from poets and historians, learn from people who made peace with each other after a centuries-old conflict, and go on an inner personal journey that might last a lifetime.
Over the course of eight days we typically meet with historians, politicians, grass roots peace activists, and writers & artists all experienced in helping transform the society. Opportunities are offered to visit museums, interpretive centres and other spaces in which the cultural and political history and contemporary realities of northern Irish society are well-versed. One highlight of the trip is often a walk that encompasses the “two sides” of the socio-political conflict, making a journey that most people in Northern Ireland have not yet taken. And yes, we visit the Giant’s Causeway as well as other beautiful features of the astonishing northern Irish coastal landscape!
This year, June 19-27, 2023 I will be co-hosting a retreat with Brian and Gareth, along with Michael Bush. The retreat will be limited to around 25 people, and we will have a lot of informal time together, as well as some powerful experiences led by Gareth, Brian, and Michael.
If you have questions about the retreat, logistics, financial assistance, etc. please contact Brian and Gareth here.
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