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CONTEMPLATIVE GATHERING

Thursday 31stMay – Sunday 3rd June 2019

With

REV CHRIS COLLINGWOOD

 Canon Residentiary York Minster and Zen Teacher

‘ZEN WISDOM FOR THE 21STCENTURY’

@

PARK PLACE PASTORAL CENTRE IN HAMPSHIRE

www.parkplacecentre.org.uk

 

We are delighted that Chris has agreed to come and lead our gathering. Many of you will know him as he has been associated with the Sangha since its inception. He is a longstanding friend of Brother Martin’s, a founding member of the Bede Griffiths Charitable Trust and has taken many young people from Chigwell school to visit Shantivanam Ashram. He is currently Canon Residentiary at York Minster and just completed writing a book ‘Zen Wisdom for Christians’, which is due to be published in May 2019.

Our gathering, which is in the early stages of planning, will include periods of teaching from Chris drawing on Zen and Christian traditions; times of meditation and prayers, times of silence as well as times to share.

Park Place will be a familiar to some of you as we held many early Sangha retreats here. We are delighted to be going back. A fine old Georgian house, close to the village of Wickham, it is set in 18 acres of beautiful grounds.  Park Place is home to a small community of Indian Roman Catholic nuns who run a pastoral centre for people of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs who are interested in spiritual matters.

13thMay 2018 was the 25thanniversary of the Father Bede’s death and May 2019 will mark the 25thanniversary of the founding of the Sangha. We are hoping to have some celebratory reflections on Father Bede’s legacy, including a celebratory lunch at the conclusion of our time together.

More information and a booking form will be available in due course.

 

The Working Group