Emerging from the Celtic lands, the ancient Céile Dé tradition leads us through the gap between our highest aspiration and our everyday reality. Even as we seek that which lies Beyond, we remain grounded in reverence for the Earth that gives us life and ever-births the Incarnation in our surrendered hearts. Suspended between Heaven and Earth, we follow our deep desire to unite the two in Christ and experience the transformative power of Love.
Sue Mosher, an ordained Céile Dé teacher, will offer an experiential introduction to the tradition's philosophy and time-tested practices for spiritual growth, including:
* Practicing rùn, the main Céile Dé contemplative method
* Using the ancient and powerful Gaelic sacred chants
* Observing the ancient holy days and seasons of the Gael
* Exploring the role of silence in spiritual growth
* Learning about a way of life that supports real transformation through meditation, devotion, inner witnessing, and development of the imaginal senses, the language of Anam or Soul
The retreat begins with dinner on Friday evening and concludes with an after-lunch session on Sunday.
Newcomers will have the opportunity to form a local group for ongoing practice, within a powerful container supporting those who seek a path of commitment and openness to real inner change.
The retreat will take place at the New Hope Camp & Conference Center located outside Chapel Hill, NC, on 165 acres of rolling hills and hardwood forests. Both commuter and residential options are available. Overnight attendees will need to bring their own bedding (sheets, blanket & pillow) and towels. We can try to have extras on hand for you to borrow if you let us know in advance. More information about New Hope: directions and policies.
Registration & Payment
UPDATE: We are at our capacity for this retreat, but you can add your name to the waiting list in case there is a last-minute cancellation. PLEASE DO NOT PAY UNLESS YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT THERE IS A PLACE FOR YOU. In addition to online payment by credit card, late registrants also have the option to pay by check upon arrival; checks should be made out to Termonn, Inc.
For those unable to attend the retreat, there will also be a short introduction, with sacred chants in Old Irish and Scots Gaelic, on the evening of Thursday, November 13, at the Episcopal Church of the Advocate in Chapel Hill. For details, visit Tar A Thi - Come Thou Being.
Cancellations received before November 1 will receive refunds of the amount paid, minus the $100 deposit. No refund will be made for cancellations after November 1.
To learn more about the Céile Dé tradition, visit www.ceilede.co.uk.
For more information about the workshop or questions about registration and payment, contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nature is the face of God.
Spirit is the Invisible God.
In us, they become One.