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Meister Eckhart- The road to inner freedom

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

Much loved course leader Kim Nataraja returns to Ammerdown to lead a weekend on one of the foremost spiritual guides for our time, Meister Eckhart. His main theme is how detachment is an indispensable attitude on the spiritual path. He tells us that we need to focus on and be guided by the spiritual centre of our being, where Love dwells. This advice resonates with that of Hindu, Buddhist and Sufi teachers and explains Meister Eckhart’s universal appeal. 

Kim writes: “Meister Eckhart combines the active and the contemplative sides of human nature. Despite his centre point being his mystical nature, he was elected to many important posts in the Dominican Order. He was admired for his many administrative and intellectual gifts and also for his spirituality and the holiness of his life. He uniquely shows us how we can live in the world and yet not be of the world.”

Kim’s weekend will provide an opportunity to discuss the importance of Meister Eckhart’s teaching for us today and also to practise meditation, which was an integral part of his way of life.

Kim Nataraja has been a contemplative since her youth and is also a trained spiritual director. She 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. Her particular interests are those inspiring figures from the Christian spiritual tradition who guide us in the contemplative life, and the ways in which psychological insights can aid our progress. Her courses at Ammerdown are always well received, as evidenced by this comment by a past participant: “I cannot fault Kim on anything. She both encouraged us and challenged us with wisdom, love, kindness, acceptance and humour.”

Led by: Kim Nataraja

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

Much loved course leader Kim Nataraja returns to Ammerdown to lead a weekend on one of the foremost spiritual guides for our time, Meister Eckhart. His main theme is how detachment is an indispensable attitude on the spiritual path. He tells us that we need to focus on and be guided by the spiritual centre of our being, where Love dwells. This advice resonates with that of Hindu, Buddhist and Sufi teachers and explains Meister Eckhart’s universal appeal. 

Kim writes: “Meister Eckhart combines the active and the contemplative sides of human nature. Despite his centre point being his mystical nature, he was elected to many important posts in the Dominican Order. He was admired for his many administrative and intellectual gifts and also for his spirituality and the holiness of his life. He uniquely shows us how we can live in the world and yet not be of the world.”

Kim’s weekend will provide an opportunity to discuss the importance of Meister Eckhart’s teaching for us today and also to practise meditation, which was an integral part of his way of life.

Kim Nataraja has been a contemplative since her youth and is also a trained spiritual director. She 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. Her particular interests are those inspiring figures from the Christian spiritual tradition who guide us in the contemplative life, and the ways in which psychological insights can aid our progress. Her courses at Ammerdown are always well received, as evidenced by this comment by a past participant: “I cannot fault Kim on anything. She both encouraged us and challenged us with wisdom, love, kindness, acceptance and humour.”

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Special offers:

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)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.