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November Retreats at Anam Ashram
Namaste to you all ~ The Divine in me greets the Divine in YOU!
As we settle into the cosy Winter months, why not join us for one of these lovely retreat days at Anam Ashram…
Restorative Day of Art, Meditation & Yoga with Karol
On Sunday November 12th from 10am – 4pm, join Karol O’Loughlin at Anam Ashram for a beautiful restorative day where we will have a light yoga class, meditation, time in nature and finish with an art class. This day is designed to rejuvenate and tap into your creativity in a nurturing relaxed way. Bookings are with Karol at firstname.lastname@example.org You can check out Karol’s website at www.karololoughlin.com
Open Awareness Retreat with Marjo Oosterhoff
We are delighted to welcome Marjo Oosterhoff back to Anam Ashram on Saturday 25th November and Sunday 26th November 2023. We’ll be practising Open Awareness: a form of vipassana or mindfulness meditation where we let the mind and heart show us what is ‘alive’ in us, without putting ourselves under pressure to ‘get it right’. We might even stumble upon what is already kind and joyful in ourselves, in the safe and sacred space that is the Anam Ashram.
Bookings are with email@example.com
This silent retreat is suitable for beginners and non-beginners. There will be sitting meditation alternated by walking meditation or another form of movement. It is recommended to come for both days, but if that’s not possible then coming for one day is fine too.
Hatha Yoga with Jane- Monday Evenings
“Glorify God in your body and in your spirit” (1 Cor 6:20)
Hatha Yoga classes continue on Mondays from 7.30pm – 8.45pm. This is a gentle meditative practice which includes pranayama (breathing techniques), a focus on the energy (chakra) system and finishes with a 15 minute deep relaxation. It is a deeply nourishing class to calm the mind, nourish the body and spirit. Everyone is welcome, suitable for beginners.This class is available in person or online via zoom. To register: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Investment: 10 euros in person; 7 euros online.
Maranatha Yoga (in person and online) Thursday evenings
Maranatha Yoga continues on Thursdays with Saule Cameron – come try it out! Maranatha Yoga is the integration of classical Hatha Yoga practice and Christian spirituality. The purpose of this is to bring our body, mind and spirit into complete unity as a preparation for prayer and meditation. Classes resume on Thursday November 9th at 7.30 pm. To register for this exciting new class please email email@example.com
Investment: 10 euros in person; 7 euros online.
“Maranatha Yoga is an enjoyable and playful means to unify us in body, mind and spirit, enabling us to become the instrument through which we give
back to God our eternal thanks and praise for all his goodness towards us” (Christine Pickering, Creator of Maranatha Yoga). Let’s meet on the mat!
Morning Meditation (Online)
We continue our Monday morning online meditations from 7.30am – 8am. If you would like to join us online please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For those familiar with Korko Moses SJ ashram experiences in Ireland, this morning meditation follows in his style of Christ Centered Heart Meditation. No previous experience is necessary and everyone is welcome. A nice way to start your week!
Ashram Retreat Days
Our final Ashram Day retreat for 2023 is on Saturday December 9th 2023 from 9.30am – 4pm at Anam Ashram.
What is involved? An ashram retreat day is a day to nourish the body, calm the mind and get in touch with your true self, growing in awareness of the Divine within. The day comprises of spiritual practices from the Yogic path, a combination of gentle Hatha Yoga and various types of meditation and reflection, under guidance. Everyone is welcome and no experience necessary. The yogic path offers us practical ways of growing in spiritual awareness in a chaotic world, to open oneself to union with God (the Christ within), with people and with the natural world. A day retreat at Anam Ashram aims to help participants in the practice of the asanas (Hatha Yoga), contemplation in action (karma yoga), bhakti yoga (union through devotion) and jnana yoga (union through knowledge e.g. wisdom teachings from the mystics or scripture).
Facilitators: Jane Mellett is a 500 HR qualified yoga and meditation teacher; retreat facilitator and spiritual director. Jane lives at Anam Ashram in Tallaght and is interested in the integration of Eastern spiritual practices within Christainty and sharing these practices with others.
Saule Cameron is working in Clondalkin as a parish pastoral worker. She is a qualified yoga teacher, Spiritual Director & Godly Play trainer. Saule lives in Athy with her husband and two grown up daughters.
Investment: There is a suggested donation of 50 euros for this full day retreat but concessions are available for unwaged etc.
To register for our ashram retreat days or if you have any other queries please email Jane at email@example.com.
Ashram goes West…
We will (of course!) be returning to Spanish Point in 2024, to the beautiful FCJ Spirituality House, for our residential Christian Ashram experiences. The dates for your diary are January 25th – 28th 2024 and May 16th – 19th 2024. Details for booking can be found HERE and we suggest you book in soon as places are already filling up!
We delighted to announce that the final installment of The Deep End – A Journey Through the Sunday Gospels in the Year of Mark is now available from Messenger Publications. The Deep End offers a modern take on the Gospels and include questions for reflection to help you explore the Word of God active in your life and in the world around you. They offer insights from many spiritual writers as well as questions for reflection to help journal through the year. You can find all at www.messenger.ie
We are very excited to be launching this book at St. Patrick’s College Maynooth on Tuesday 28th November at 7pm. Guest speaker Rev. Trevor Sargent. Everyone is welcome.
May the long time Sun, shine upon you,
All Love surround you,
And the pure Light within you,
Guide your way on. (Snatam Kaur)
Namaste! Om Shanti Shanti Shanti!
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