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The Power of Silence

Meditation, or silent prayer, is at the heart of every spiritual path, whether it be a Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi or Christian one. However, meditation is not confined to any particular religious tradition; rather it is a human search for the Divine. Most of us have had the feeling that ‘there must be more to life than this’ and have asked ourselves questions such as ‘Who am I?’, ‘What am I here for?’ or ‘Who/What is God?’. There is a longing in most of us to go beyond our ordinary day to day reality and touch a different Higher Reality. Meditation is one of the recognised ways to experience this wider dimension of consciousness, which is why it is practised all around the world.

During our weekend, we will explore why meditation is such an essential human activity, look at the disciplines of meditation in various traditions and learn from the common ground between them as well as the differences. We will also practise meditation together.

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. 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: “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 6pm Friday, The retreat ends with lunch on Sunday.

Meditation, or silent prayer, is at the heart of every spiritual path, whether it be a Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi or Christian one. However, meditation is not confined to any particular religious tradition; rather it is a human search for the Divine. Most of us have had the feeling that ‘there must be more to life than this’ and have asked ourselves questions such as ‘Who am I?’, ‘What am I here for?’ or ‘Who/What is God?’. There is a longing in most of us to go beyond our ordinary day to day reality and touch a different Higher Reality. Meditation is one of the recognised ways to experience this wider dimension of consciousness, which is why it is practised all around the world.

During our weekend, we will explore why meditation is such an essential human activity, look at the disciplines of meditation in various traditions and learn from the common ground between them as well as the differences. We will also practise meditation together.

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. 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: “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.