Heartbeat Scholarships

IMG_9696Each year Heartbeat provides several scholarships to make the practice of retreat and pilgrimage accessible to all. Our goal is to deepen an individual’s spiritual journey and to ground, sustain, and enhance their efforts towards healing and transformation in their own unique context. While on pilgrimage, participants learn spiritual practices to cultivate compassion, mindfulness and foster a spirit of collaborative action. Ideal candidates demonstrate experience and ongoing work towards peacemaking, healing, and transformation in the world. Demonstration of financial need is a requirement to receive scholarship funds.

For more information on applying for a Heartbeat scholarship, please see below. To contribute to our Pilgrimage Scholarship Fund, please click here.

California School of Celtic Consciousness, Bishop’s Ranch, California, USA

unspecified30 January – 1 February 2018 | Award: $490 | Application Deadline: January 3, 2018

Application fee: $10. An invoice will be sent via PayPal once your application is submitted.

This is the second annual gathering of the California School of Celtic Consciousness, a place to nurture a community of shared vision and spiritual practice for transformation in our lives and world. This retreat is open to all, both to those who attended the gathering in 2017 and those who wish to explore. The teachings will focus on the central themes of Celtic Spirituality including the sacredness of the earth and the human soul. Contemplative practices will concentrate on sustainable disciplines for individual well-being and collective healing.

This scholarship includes food, lodging, and program fees. Scholarship recipients are responsible for their own transportation to/from the event. Recipients will be asked to share a room.

Instructions: fill out the online application and have a teacher, mentor, advisor, or religious/spiritual leader fill out our online reference form by January 3, 2017. Heartbeat’s Selection Committee will review all applications and notify successful candidates by January 8, 2018.

Please note that we only consider applicants with significant financial need for scholarship awards.

Colorado School of Celtic Consciousness, Shambhala Mountain Center, Colorado, USA

CO SCC Photo13 – 14 April 2018 | Award: $494 | Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

Application fee: $10. An invoice will be sent via PayPal once your application is submitted.

This is the third annual gathering of the Colorado School of Celtic Consciousness, a place to nurture a community of shared vision and spiritual practice for transformation in our lives and world. This retreat is open to all, both to those who attended the gatherings in 2016 and 2017 and those who wish to explore. The teachings will focus on the central themes of Celtic Spirituality including the sacredness of the earth and the human soul. Contemplative practices will concentrate on sustainable disciplines for individual well-being and collective healing.

This scholarship includes food, lodging, and program fees. Scholarship recipients are responsible for their own transportation to/from the event. Recipients will be asked to share a room.

Instructions: fill out the online application and have a teacher, mentor, advisor, or religious/spiritual leader fill out our online reference form by January 15, 2018. Heartbeat’s Selection Committee will review all applications and notify successful candidates by January 22, 2018.

Please note that we only consider applicants with significant financial need for scholarship awards.

 Camino Peace Pilgrimage, Camino de Santiago, Spain

IMG_08467 – 15 April 2018 | Award: $850 | Application deadline: 8 February 2018

Application fee: $10. An invoice will be sent via PayPal once your application is received.

The 2018 Camino Peace Pilgrimage, a collaboration between Heartbeat and the University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy, will consist of 14 people (intergenerational) from many religious traditions and spiritual backgrounds walking 100 miles/160 km of the ancient Spanish Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route together.

Each day will include various spiritual practices (yoga, meditation, and prayer), hearing each other’s stories, and about 10-18 mi/16-29 km of walking. There will also be short periods of time set aside for silence as we walk the Spanish countryside and northern coast. The group will eat breakfast and dinner at each hosting albergue, and lunches will be in small-town marketplaces. Click here for more event information.

This scholarship includes airfare from Edinburgh, Scotland, to Santander, Spain (and return), sleeping accommodations for the seven nights during the pilgrimage, breakfast and dinner each day, bus and train transportation in Spain, admission to the Tito Bustillo Caves Tour in Ribadesella and the Gaudi House in Comillas, guided navigation on the Camino del Norte, and a complimentary copy of The Rebirthing of God by John Philip Newell (to be read before the start of the pilgrimage). Successful applicants will be responsible for travel fare to and from Edinburgh, Scotland, individual travel insurance, lunch each day, and equipment (a packing list will be sent a few months before the pilgrimage). University of Edinburgh students will also pay a £100 participant fee.

Application instructions: fill out the online application and have a teacher, mentor, advisor, or religious/spiritual leader fill out the online reference form by 8 February 2018. Heartbeat’s Selection Committee will review all applications and notify successful applicants by 15 February 2018.

Please note that we only consider applicants with significant financial needs for scholarship awards.

If you require further financial assistance in traveling to Edinburgh, you may also apply for an additional $500 travel stipend. Only recipients of the Camino Peace Pilgrimage scholarship will be considered for the travel stipend. To apply for the travel stipend, please fill out the application form here.

Iona Pilgrimage, St Columba Hotel, Isle of Iona, Scotland

church428 April – 5 May 2018 | Award: $1,240 | Application deadline:  15 December 2017

Application fee: $10. An invoice will be sent via PayPal once your application is submitted.

Each day on Iona will begin and end with the rhythm of prayer and meditation together, either at the Abbey or elsewhere on the island. John Philip will teach on Celtic themes related to the oneness of the human soul and the healing of creation, asking what sacrifices we are to make in our lives as individuals, as nations, and as a species, if we and the world are to be well. Click here for more event information.

This scholarship includes lodging, breakfast, dinner, and program fees. Because of limited availability, applicants must be willing to share a room (if applying with a friend or family member, please indicate in the appropriate field on the application).

Additional cost to recipients: travel expenses to get to Iona and lunch each day.

Instructions: fill out the online application form by clicking here and have a mentor, teacher, or advisor complete our online reference form by 15 December 2017. A Heartbeat Selection Committee will review all applications and notify successful candidates by 10 January 2018. The funds will then be transferred to the St. Columba Hotel in the recipient’s name.

Please note that we only consider applicants with significant financial need for scholarship awards.

If you require further financial assistance in traveling to Iona, you may also apply for an additional $500 travel stipend. Only recipients of the Iona scholarship will be considered for the travel stipend. To apply for the travel stipend, please fill out the application form here.

Canada School of Celtic Consciousness, Paris, Ontario, Canada

FO - Inspiring Connection3 – 5 July 2018 | Award: $420 | Application Deadline: 5 March 2018

Application fee: $10. An invoice will be sent via PayPal once your application is submitted.

This is the first annual gathering (and the only Canadian location) of the Canada School of Celtic Consciousness, a place to nurture a community of shared vision and spiritual practice for transformation in our lives and world. This retreat is open to all. The teachings will focus on the central themes of Celtic Spirituality including the sacredness of the earth and the human soul. Contemplative practices will concentrate on sustainable disciplines for individual well-being and collective healing.

This scholarship includes food, lodging, and program fees. Scholarship recipients are responsible for their own transportation to/from the event. Recipients will be asked to share a room.

Instructions: fill out the online application and have a teacher, mentor, advisor, or religious/spiritual leader fill out our online reference form by March 5, 2018. Heartbeat’s Selection Committee will review all applications and notify successful candidates by March 19, 2018.

Please note that we only consider applicants with significant financial need for scholarship awards.

 

Iona Pilgrimage, St Columba Hotel, Isle of Iona, Scotland

church415 – 22 September 2018 | Award: $1,240 | Application deadline:  To be announced

Application fee: $10. An invoice will be sent via PayPal once your application is submitted.

Each day on Iona will begin and end with the rhythm of prayer and meditation together, either at the Abbey or elsewhere on the island. John Philip will teach on themes related to the oneness of the human soul and the healing of creation, asking what sacrifices we are to make in our lives as individuals, as nations, and as a species, if we and the world are to be well. Click here for more event information.

This scholarship includes lodging, breakfast, dinner, and program fees. Because of limited availability, applicants must be willing to share a room (if applying with a friend or family member, please indicate in the appropriate field on the application).

Additional cost to recipients: travel expenses to get to Iona and lunch each day.

Instructions: fill out the online application form by clicking here [coming soon!] and have a mentor, teacher, or advisor complete our online reference form [coming soon!]. A Heartbeat Selection Committee will review all applications and notify successful candidates. The funds will then be transferred to the St. Columba Hotel in the recipients’ name.

Please note that we only consider applicants with significant financial need for scholarship awards.

If you require further financial assistance in traveling to Iona, you may apply for an additional $500 travel stipend. More information to come.

Virginia School of Celtic Consciousness 1, Roslyn Retreat Center, Richmond, VA

unspecified6 – 8 November 2018 | Award: TBA | Application Deadline: TBA

Application fee: $10. An invoice will be sent via PayPal once your application is submitted.

This is the second annual gathering of the Virginia School of Celtic Consciousness at the Roslyn Retreat Center, a place to nurture a community of shared vision and spiritual practice for transformation in our lives and world. This retreat is open to all, both to those who attended the gathering in 2017 and those who wish to explore. The teachings will focus on the central themes of Celtic Spirituality including the sacredness of the earth and the human soul. Contemplative practices will concentrate on sustainable disciplines for individual well-being and collective healing.

This scholarship includes food, lodging, and program fees. Scholarship recipients are responsible for their own transportation to/from the event. Recipients will be asked to share a room. More information to come soon about applying for this scholarship.

Please note that we only consider applicants with significant financial need for scholarship awards.

Virginia School of Celtic Consciousness 2, Richmond Hill, Richmond, VA

unspecified9 – 11 November 2018 | Award: TBA | Application Deadline: TBA

Application fee: $10. An invoice will be sent via PayPal once your application is submitted.

This is the first annual gathering of the Virginia School of Celtic Consciousness at Richmond Hill, a place to nurture a community of shared vision and spiritual practice for transformation in our lives and world. This retreat is open to all. The teachings will focus on the central themes of Celtic Spirituality including the sacredness of the earth and the human soul. Contemplative practices will concentrate on sustainable disciplines for individual well-being and collective healing.

This scholarship includes food, lodging, and program fees. Scholarship recipients are responsible for their own transportation to/from the event. Recipients will be asked to share a room. More information to come soon about applying for this scholarship.

Please note that we only consider applicants with significant financial need for scholarship awards.

 

 

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