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Belonging – a Journey of Enquiry
October 14 2022 - October 16 2022
In an ever shifting world, what are we belonging ourselves to?
With Jenny O’Hare and Niall Graham
14th – 16th October 2022
This event has now reached full capacity, but we will be running the retreat again in February 2023. Add yourself to the waiting list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
As humans, we have a deep desire to belong; be that to place, to a people, or simply to ourselves. Much of what has traditionally offered us this belonging is now shifting rapidly. In such a landscape, how is it that we can root ourselves in lives of meaning?
You are invited to a deeply experiential weekend in which we will explore the thread of Belonging through relationship to self, place, community and culture.
~ What values inform our sense of Self, Society and Culture?
~How can our relationship to Place be reciprocal and nourishing?
~How do we live fully with the longing that lives through us?
~How do we live fully with the lives we have been given?
~How can we meet the needs of the worlds we inhabit?
We will use the tools of deep nature connection and soul centric practices to explore these questions and kinships. Our process will include
🌱Eco-therapy and wilderness practices, including the eco-soul centric development wheel
🌱Ritual space for sharing in and processing grief around the ways we experience unbelonging or loss
🌱Processes to support our movement towards enquiry and reflection
🌱Story, poetry, song and community sharing circles
🌱Inspiration from the rich landscape and culture of surrounding Donegal
🌱The wisdom and input of established elders who are deeply embedded in and connected to the surrounding land and community.
🌱Take home practices to support your ongoing journey
🌱A follow up call, some weeks after the weekend to support integration and community building
Join us as we unpeel the layers of belonging that hold the meaning of our lives, and tend to a belonging worthy of the world.
This weekend is both new and ancient medicine for the times we are here to live. This work is suitable for anyone called to return to a place of deeper relationship and belonging. It is particularly suitable for practitioners working with others, for activists, for those engaged in cultural regeneration, or in social, community, ecological or leadership roles. All are welcome!
*Please note that our experiential weekend will invite sharing within a group container, and will allow for the emergent nature of such processes.
“When you crack meaning open, you find belonging at its core. Where there is no belonging, meaning cannot germinate – the seed is without soil, without relation to its life-giving surroundings. To belong means to be irrevocably in relationship with your environment. To be in relationship means to be witness to aliveness and to have your aliveness witnessed. It is an affirmation of the essential porosity that keeps us alive, a process of becoming through reciprocity with the ‘other’. In the words of the Irish poet John O Donohue, ‘in order to be, we need to be with’” ~Hannah Close
|Standard Price – shared twin room||€280 per person|
|En Suite – shared twin room|| €300 per person|
|Single Room||€330 per person|
|Bunk Room with 4 beds||€260 per person|
|Camping price in the Song House garden||€240 per person|
|Non-residential price (includes all meals)||€210 per person|