Virginia School of Celtic Consciousness (Roslyn) Year II

November 6, 2018 - November 8, 2018 | Roslyn Retreat Center - Richmond, Virginia, USA


Year Two
‘The Song of the Sacred Earth’

Chapel at the Roslyn Retreat Center

Chapel at the Roslyn Retreat Center

In 2016, John Philip Newell founded the School of Celtic Consciousness. He did so in the belief that Celtic wisdom is needed at this moment in time, urgently. It is a spiritual tradition in the Christian household that can nurture vision of mind, strength of soul, and compassion of action.

This is the second annual gathering of the Virginia School of Celtic Consciousness at at Roslyn Retreat Center, a place to nurture a community of shared vision and spiritual practice for transformation in our lives and world. Teachings by John Philip Newell will focus on the central themes of Celtic Spirituality, the sacredness of the earth and the human soul. The theme for the second year is ‘The Song of the Sacred Earth’ (Eriugena, the Carmina Gadelica, and John Muir).

School of Celtic Consciousness Purpose:

  1. To consciously access the wisdom of our Celtic Christian inheritance.
  2. To deepen spiritual practice in relationship to this wisdom.
  3. To translate this study and practice into compassionate action.

School of Celtic Consciousness Curriculum:

The School of Celtic Consciousness follows a three-year curriculum. In other words, the themes of Year 1 will not appear again until the fourth year. Participants may join at any stage and over a three year period receive the full curriculum of teachings. Participants are also welcome to interchange locations (for a full listing of options, please visit the School of Celtic Consciousness section of our website found here).

The theme for Year Two is ‘The Song of the Sacred Earth’ (Eriugena, the Carmina Gadelica, and John Muir). Required reading for Year Two is Listening for the Heartbeat of God and The Book of Creation by John Philip Newell. The recommended prayer book for the School is Sounds of the Eternal: A Celtic Psalter by John Philip Newell.

Program Format

Our daily schedule will consist of prayer at the beginning and ending of each day, presentations by John Philip Newell, followed by meditative practices, silence, and sharing. Meals will be shared in common and there will be free time to hike and rest as well as a party on the last evening to celebrate our time together.

Venue and Registration

Located just outside Richmond, Virginia, the Roslyn Retreat Center is perched above the James River with beautiful views and lots of room for walking the grass-covered hillsides. The event will be held in the window-clad Chapel with plenty of space for quiet reflection – and to converse with old and new friends. We will gather at 4pm on Tuesday, November 6 and conclude after lunch on Thursday, November 8.

Rates:
  • $449: double occupancy room (two guests) – private room, private bath -this rate is per person
  • $474: single occupancy room (one guest) – private room, private bath
  • $284: commuter – price includes all meals

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