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Exploring the Spiritual Path with Dante and His 'Divine Comedy'

Kim Nataraja has been a contemplative since her youth and is also a trained spiritual director. She is also a regular and much loved course leader at Ammerdown.

She has chosen as her 2016 topic Dante’s masterpiece ‘Divine Comedy’, which records Dante's visionary journey through the triple realms of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise.

Kim writes: “Dante in his 'Divine Comedy' depicts poetically the spiritual journey. Much of what he describes so beautifully resonates with our own experience on the path to becoming fully alive and awake. His emphasis right from the beginning is on helping us to become aware of what motivates us and what blocks us on the way to reconnecting with the spiritual part of our being. Both 'mindfulness' and contemplative prayer go hand in hand in his poem. During this weekend we will explore his teaching and reflect on its meaning for us personally, with the experience of silence and stillness of meditation supporting the process.”

Kim joined the World Community for Christian Meditation in 1993 and, since 1999, has been helping Laurence Freeman OSB to guide and co-ordinate the International School. She is the author of several books, including ‘Journey to the Heart’ and ‘Sharing the Gift’. Her courses at Ammerdown are always well received, as evidenced by this comment by a past participant: “Kim is truly outstanding. She both encouraged and challenged us with wisdom, love, kindness, acceptance and humour.”

Led by: Kim Nataraja

Please arrive 6pm Friday. Course ends with lunch on Sunday.

Kim Nataraja has been a contemplative since her youth and is also a trained spiritual director. She is also a regular and much loved course leader at Ammerdown.

She has chosen as her 2016 topic Dante’s masterpiece ‘Divine Comedy’, which records Dante's visionary journey through the triple realms of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise.

Kim writes: “Dante in his 'Divine Comedy' depicts poetically the spiritual journey. Much of what he describes so beautifully resonates with our own experience on the path to becoming fully alive and awake. His emphasis right from the beginning is on helping us to become aware of what motivates us and what blocks us on the way to reconnecting with the spiritual part of our being. Both 'mindfulness' and contemplative prayer go hand in hand in his poem. During this weekend we will explore his teaching and reflect on its meaning for us personally, with the experience of silence and stillness of meditation supporting the process.”

Kim joined the World Community for Christian Meditation in 1993 and, since 1999, has been helping Laurence Freeman OSB to guide and co-ordinate the International School. She is the author of several books, including ‘Journey to the Heart’ and ‘Sharing the Gift’. Her courses at Ammerdown are always well received, as evidenced by this comment by a past participant: “Kim is truly outstanding. She both encouraged and challenged us with wisdom, love, kindness, acceptance and humour.”

 

 

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Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

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