2017 Colorado School of Celtic Consciousness with John Philip Newell


Join us April 4-6, 2017 for an experiential time of learning, prayer, & chant rooted in the Celtic vision with acclaimed Scottish teacher, Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell at the beautiful Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. 


John Philip Newell

This is the second annual gathering of the Colorado School of Celtic Consciousness, to nurture a community of shared vision and spiritual practice for transformation in our lives and world. Open to all, both to those who attended the first gathering in 2016 and those who wish to explore. Teachings will focus on the central themes of Celtic Spirituality, the sacredness of the earth and the human soul. And practices will concentrate on sustainable contemplative disciplines for individual wellbeing and collective healing.

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.

Located in the Northern Rockies of Colorado,  The Shambhala Mountain Center is a peaceful retreat nestled between breathtaking mountain views. The event will be held in the main lodge with plenty of space indoors and outdoors for quiet reflection, and space to converse with old and new friends. We will gather at 4pm on Tuesday, April 4th and conclude after lunch on Thursday, April 6th. Space is limited so register soon!

Lodging options

Rates include retreat program fees, meals, lodging, and use of the Shambhala Mountain Center facilities. Due to accommodation constraints, all attendees are required to stay on-site. Click here for more information about the rooms at the Shambhala Mountain Center. Click here to register.

$418 – Lodge Dorm, shared room, twin bed, shared bathroom 

$494 – Lodge Double, shared room, queen beds (2), full private bath (enter roommate requests under “special requests”)

$534 – Lodge Single Monk, private room, full size bed, shared bathroom

$618 – Lodge Single (price for one guest), private room, full or queen size bed, private bath

(You may add up to one additional person to the Lodge Junior Suite for $284)

$726 – Lodge Junior Suite (price for one guest), private room, queen size bed, full private bath

(You may add up to one additional person to the Lodge Junior Suite for $368)

Registration instructions:

1. Enter your personal information

2. Select lodging option – you may register up to two people for the “Lodge Junior Suite” or the “Lodge Single”. After selecting either of these options, please fill out the guest information portion of the form and select the corresponding lodging option. “Lodge Double” is single registration only but you may request a roommate, or we can assign a roommate with a similar gender.

3. Enter your payment information via Paypal (select pay with debit or credit card if you do not have a Paypal account) or send a check to:

5431 NE 20th Ave
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Questions? For event related questions, please contact Jan Silverstein at rjrace@earthnet.net. To inquire about registration, please contact Ben Lindwall at ben@heartbeatjourney.org 

Scholarship Funds Available


Are you in need of financial assistance? Our generous donor community has contributed funds to help people attend the Colorado School of Celtic Consciousness.

Heartbeat has six $318 Scholarship Awards available to go towards food, dorm room lodging, and program fees. Scholarship recipients are responsible for their own transportation to/from the event as well as the remaining registration balance of $100.

Apply by filling out the online application and have a letter of reference sent to Ben Lindwall (ben@heartbeatjourney.org) by December 14, 2016. Heartbeat’s Selection Committee will review all applications and notify successful candidates by January 9, 2017.