Colorado School of Celtic Consciousness (Shambhala) Year I

Year One
‘In the Beginning Was the Gift’

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LocationShambhala Mountain Center
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
DatesMay 14 - 16, 2019
Registration Cost
Lodge Dorm - $451.00
Lodge Monk - $577.00
Lodge Double - $537.00 (per person)
Lodge Single - $669.00
Junior Suite - $797.00
Added guest - $379.00*
*A guest may only be added to a Lodge Single or Junior Suite room.
Scholarship Award$487.00 (recipient pays remaining $50.00)
Scholarship award is for a lodge double room.
Scholarship Application DeadlineJanuary 25, 2019


School of Celtic Consciousness

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 fourth annual gathering of the Colorado School of Celtic Consciousness (but returning to the curriculum of Year One) at Shambhala Mountain 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 first year curriculum is ‘In the Beginning Was the Gift’ (Pelagius, St Brigid, and Teilhard de Chardin).

Purpose and Curriculum

The School of Celtic Consciousness has a threefold 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.

The School follows a three-year curriculum. In other words, the themes of Year One 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 One 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.

Program Format and Schedule

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 late afternoon on the first day and concludes after lunch on the last day. Registrants will receive a more detailed schedule and arrival information within three weeks of the beginning of the event.

Venue

Building at ShambhalaNestled high in the Colorado Rockies in a serene 600-acre valley surrounded by rocky peaks and pine and aspen forests, Shambhala Mountain Center provides a safe and supportive container for the teaching of paths of personal health, deepened awareness and transformation. Shambhala Mountain Center combines the natural beauty, unspoiled wilderness, blue skies and crisp mountain air with the comforts of a modern retreat campus. Their accommodations range from fine lodge rooms with private baths to shared same-gender dormitories and economically priced seasonal tents on wooded hillsides. Meals, with vegetarian options, are included.

 

Shambhala Mountain Center is located at:

151 Shambhala Way
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, CO 80545

For more information about how to get to Shambhala Mountain Center, please visit their website. We are considering offering a shuttle to/from Shambhala Mountain Center and the downtown Denver area and/or the Denver airport, however we first need to gauge the interest for this option. At the time of registration, you can select if you would be interested in a seat on a shuttle for an additional cost (no more than $75). If there is enough interest, we will reach out to those wanting a seat with more information.

Rates and Registration

The rates for this event are as follows:

Lodge DormThis is a shared room (7 twin beds) with a twin bed and a shared bathroom on the floor.
*Lodge Dorm rooms are same gender.
$451.00
Lodge MonkThis is a private room with a full bed and a shared bathroom on the floor. $577.00
Lodge Double This is a shared room with two queen beds and a private bathroom. At the time of registration, you may
- Register for two people
- Request a specific roommate who is registering separately
or
- Request that Heartbeat assign you a roommate of the same gender.
$537.00 per person
Lodge SingleThis is a private room with a full or queen bed and a private bath. You may add a guest to this room for an additional $379.00. $669.00
Lodge Junior SuiteThis is a private room with a queen bed and a full private bath. You may add a guest to this room for an additional $379.00.$797.00

All rates above include lodging for two nights at Shambhala Mountain Center, dinner on Tuesday, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Wednesday, breakfast and lunch on Thursday, and the School of Celtic Consciousness program and curriculum provided by John Philip Newell

To register, please complete our online registration form. You may pay the registration fee online at the time of registration or mail a check, payable to HEARTBEAT, to the following address:

5431 NE 20th Ave
Portland, OR 97211

Checks must be received within three weeks of completing the registration form.

Scholarships

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.

Heartbeat is pleased to be able to offer scholarships for the 2019 Colorado School of Celtic Consciousness at Shambhala Mountain Center. The award amount for this scholarship is $487.00. Successful scholarship applicants will be required to pay the remaining $50 registration fee. Scholarship recipients will receive

  • Lodging for two nights at Shambhala Mountain Center in a Lodge Dorm room with a roommate of the same gender
  • Dinner on Tuesday, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Wednesday, and breakfast and lunch on Thursday
  • The School of Celtic Consciousness program and curriculum provided by John Philip Newell

Additional costs include:

  • The additional $50 registration fee
  • Transportation to and from Shambhala Mountain Center

There is a $10 application fee to be paid at the time your application is submitted.

To apply, please complete our online application and have a mentor, teacher, or spiritual leader complete our online reference form.

Applications and references forms must be submitted by January 25, 2019.

After the application deadline has passed, Heartbeat’s Selection Committee will review all applications and make their decisions. Applicants will be notified of their status by February 15, 2019. 

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


Questions

Please contact Heartbeat’s Communications Coordinator, Karin Baard, at karin@heartbeatjourney.org.