Living Joy: i-Exist 2018 Retreat Program
Preliminary Program for Living Joy: i-Exist 2018 with Bart ten Berge & Georgi Y. Johnson
Tuesday 3rd April
20:00 – 22:00: Welcome and evening meditation.
Middlewick Meeting Hall in-gathering.
Wednesday 4th April
JOY WITHOUT EFFORT
09:30 Morning Talk
11:00 Refreshment break
11:30 Meditation: Observing Impermanence
15:00 Glastonbury Tor Walk & Meditation “Heaven & Earth”
20:00-22:00 Group Meeting What is blocks joy in me? Dream invitation.
“Many visitors to the Tor have had strange psychic experiences there including suddenly leaping into the air, feelings of weightlessness and disorientation, or disappearing into subterranean passages.”
– Local Website
Thursday 5th April
THE NATURE OF LIGHT
06:30 – 08:00 Morning Walk: Gog & Magog ancient trees. Dream Sharing.
09:30 Group Meeting: Light & Darkness: Conscious & Pre-Conscious Mind.
11:00 Refreshment break
11:30 Meditation: Falling Behind Light.
15:00: Group Meeting: Receptivity & Joy Transmission.
20:00-22:00 Energy Healing: Partnerwork
“A local belief holds that an avenue of contemporary oaks once lined a causeway from the Tor to King Arthur’s castle at South Cadbury… An old Glastonbury record says that King Arthur laid siege to the Tor where a rival chieftain had his stronghold in about 500 AD. If so he would have marched there along the legendary causeway shaded by the companions of old Gog and Magog.”
John Michell: New Light on the Ancient Mystery of Glastonbury
Friday 6th April
JOY & THE BODY
07:00 – 08:00 Optional Morning Meditation Before Joy
09:30 Group Meeting: Matter, Energy & Vitality
11:30 Meditation: Emptiness & Embodiment
15:00 Chalice Well Gardens
20:00 – 10:00 Group Meeting: Sharing & Guided Meditation
“Some say that the overlapping circles are an important symbol from Kabbalism. Some say that Freemasonry discovered and preserved the tradition of overlapping two circles with the center of each on the perimeter of the other. Some go on at length about polarities and symbolism of rebirth and formulae of sacred geometry and harmonious tuning of subtle energies.”
Saturday 7th April
09:30-17:30 Day trip
Wells Cathedral, Lunch in the gardens,
Walk through Wookey Hole and Ebbor Gorge
19:00-23:00 Group Dinner, Activities & Private Sessions (According to Request)
“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
― St. Francis of Assisi
06:30: Leave Middlewick to Stonehenge
8:00: Stonehenge – Meditation within the Circle, Vortex Vitality; Breakfast; Exploration of environment
14:00 Group Pub Lunch
16:00 Avebury – Sacred Walk to the Circle, Spiral Meditation
20:00 Return to Middlewick
“There is something very special here. There is an immense telluric (earth energy) vortex with huge power coming from this site. Being there and meditating, the effects are amplified.”
Tara Yoga Centre
Monday 9th April
JOY & INDIVIDUALITY
07:00 – 08:00 Nature Meditation [Optional]
09:30 Morning Talk Joy & Intimacy of Purpose
Meditation: Allowing the Passion
14:00 Walking in Mindfulness & White Wells Meditation: Listening to the Silence
18:00 Private Sessions with Bart & Georgi
20:00-22:00 Evening Session: Living Joy
“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.”