Heartbeat Scholarships

15663274275_4b25fc01a9_kEach year Heartbeat provides several scholarships to make the experience of 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. They are activists, organizers, clergy, helping professionals, leaders, and teachers.

Scholarship funds cover program, food, and lodging expenses for events on the Isle of Iona in Scotland, the Camino de Santiago in Spain, and Ghost Ranch in Northern New Mexico.

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

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

17-24 September 2016 | Award: $1,174 | Application deadline: 15 March 2016

Application fee: $10

Registration fee for scholarship recipients: $100

*All fees will be invoiced through PayPal

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.

The program scholarship includes lodging, breakfast, dinner, and curriculum. 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).

Instructions: fill out the online form by clicking here and have a letter of reference sent to Ben Lindwall (ben@heartbeatjourney.org) by 15 March 2016. A Heartbeat Selection Committee will review all applications and notify successful candidates by 4 April 2016. The funds will then be transferred to the St. Columba Hotel in the recipient’s name, pending the payment of the registration fee.

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

Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico, USA

17-23 July 2016 | Award: $1,015 | Application deadline: 15 March 2016

Application fee: $10

Registration fee for scholarship recipients: $100

*All fees will be invoiced through PayPal

One of the most cherished images in the early Celtic Christian world is the memory of John the Beloved leaning against Jesus at the last supper. This spiritual tradition has many resonances with Native American spirituality and the wisdom of indigenous peoples throughout the world. In our signature week at Ghost Ranch we will honor this wisdom and look to the treasure of Celtic spirituality as a rich resource for transformation in our lives and world today.

Our days will consist of prayer at the rising of the sun in Ghost Ranch’s Agape Center courtyard, teaching and sharing in the mornings and evenings and rest and silence in the afternoons. John Philip Newell and Ali Newell will lead this week along with David Poole and Winona Poole. They are all long-time friends of Ghost Ranch and have worked together creatively through word and song over many summers.

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).

Instructions: fill out the online form by clicking here and have a letter of reference sent to Ben Lindwall (ben@heartbeatjourney.org) by 15 March 2016. A Heartbeat Selection Committee will review all applications and notify successful candidates by 4 April 2016. The funds will then be transferred to Ghost Ranch in their name, pending the payment of the registration fee.

Additional cost to recipient: travel expenses to get to Ghost Ranch.

 *Many thanks to Ghost Ranch for their partial underwriting support

Camino Interfaith Peace Pilgrimage, Camino de Santiago, Spain

 Participants for 2016 Camino Peace Pilgrimage have already been selected. Details for next year’s pilgrimage will be made available in the fall of 2016.

At Heartbeat, we are responding to a deep hunger among the next generation to re-connect with the earth, build relationships across faith traditions, participate in contemplative practices and engage the social and environmental issues of our time.

 

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