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Bishop's Ranch | Healdsburg, California, USA

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Bishop's Ranch | Healdsburg, California, USA

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Feb 18 2020 - Feb 20 2020

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subject to change
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$350 - $700

California School of Celtic Consciousness

Year 1: 'In the Beginning was the Gift'

Join us for the annual three day School at Bishop’s Ranch. In February 2020, we will be returning to the first year of the curriculum, in which John Philip will teach on Pelagius, St. Brigid, and Teilhard de Chardin in relation to the sacredness of the human soul, the sacredness of the feminine, and the sacredness of the earth.

Our daily schedule consists of prayer at the beginning and ending of each day, presentations by John Philip, 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 second evening to celebrate our time together.

Bishop’s Ranch handles the registration for this event. You can register online through the button above. If you have questions or concerns regarding registration for this event, please contact Bishop’s Ranch directly.

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.

The School has a three-fold 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. 

Curriculum

The School of Celtic Consciousness follows a three-year curriculum. In other words, the themes of Year I will not appear again until the fourth year. The curriculum years do not need to be taken in any particular order; 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 I is ‘In the Beginning Was the Gift’ (Pelagius, St. Brigid, and Teilhard de Chardin). Required Reading: Listening for the Heartbeat of God by John Philip Newell. The recommended prayer book for the School is Sounds of the Eternal: A Celtic Psalter by John Philip Newell.

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.

The School generally begins in the early evening on the first day (around 5:00 pm) and concludes after lunch on the last day (around 1:00 pm). Registrants will receive a more detailed schedule and arrival information within three week of the beginning of the event.

The Bishop’s Ranch is a retreat and conference center nestled among the forests, farms and vineyards of Sonoma County, outside the town of Healdsburg. They are a unique gathering place for groups and individuals, where details are tended to and distractions of day to day life are removed. The mission of the Ranch is to serve God by providing for people of all walks of life a place where lives are changed; a place of hospitality amidst the beauty of God’s creation where renewal of spirit, mind and body is nourished, leading to spiritual growth and closer relationships with God and one another.

Bishop’s Ranch is located at:

5297 Westside Road
Healdsburg, California 95448

All rates include the School of Celtic Consciousness program provided by John Philip Newell and all meals from dinner on Tuesday, February 18, through lunch on Thursday, February 20.

Bishop’s Ranch handles the registration for this event. You can register online through the button above. If you have questions or concerns regarding registration for this event, please contact Bishop’s Ranch directly.

Single OccupancyPrivate room with private bathroom.$700.00
Double OccupancyPrivate room shared with one other person with private bathroom.$505.00
Standard OccupancyRoom or cottage shared between 3-4 people.$455.00
CommuterNo lodging but meals included.$350.00

Each year Heartbeat provides scholarships to make attending the School of Celtic Consciousness 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.

We are pleased to be able to offer scholarships to attend the California School of Celtic Consciousness at Bishop’s Ranch. Learn more here about how to apply for a scholarship to attend this event.