Retreats for 2013
"Come dance with me, sing with me, tell stories and listen to stories and be with me in the beauty of silence."
This year part of the programme will be concentrating on stories, particularly children's classic's which have lessons to teach us
about ourselves and helping us make sense of the world around us.
Simple but profound wisdom which is worth revisiting, which I hope you will journey with me.
Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd March (6.00pm – 1.00pm)
A JOURNEY TO THE SEVEN DIRECTIONS
East, South, West, North, Earth, Sky and Spirit with Celia Cartwright
Reconnecting with yourself and the universe
Through gentle exercise (Chi Kung), creative meditation,
Visualization and discussion
The sessions will incorporate,
(I hope) a good balance between activity,
inward contemplation, spiritual awareness
and, of course, having fun!
Over a span of nearly 30 years of spiritual searching
I have found myself drawn to the Shamanic path.
I am in the process of learning, I have a long way to go
I am not an expert but I do know that
Shamanism is about universal inter-connectedness.
Shamanism is about healing – ourselves, others, the Earth.
Shamanism is about balance in all nature
I would like to share something of this with you.
I am also a mother, daughter, Unitarian chapel minister,
I am the proud if often exasperated owner of three rescue dogs,
A reluctant computer user and an avid reader and I am learning
Chi Kung (a very gentle form of exercise which incorporates mediation) and I have been trained
to use Reike (a form of hands-off or on healing)
I sing a bit, I dance a bit, I laugh when I can and cry when I must
And my glass is usually half full.
I cannot promise miracles from this weekend but I do hope to lead you on a spiritual journey
from your heart to the heart of the universe.
Cost of Accommodation, full board pppn £80 includes 5% VAT + donation towards Retreat
Thursday 21st March (12.30pm – 4.30pm)
Out of the dusk a shadow,
Then a spark.
Out of the cloud a silence,
Then a lark.
Out of the heart a rapture,
Then a pain.
Out of the dead, cold ashes,
John Bannister Tabb, "Evolution"
Come and join us to celebrate the Spring Equinox with poetry, song and gentle dance and a Druid Ceremony at the Mor Stein ( Neolithic standing stone) led by Linda Haggerstone.
Friday 22nd March (12.30pm – 4.00pm)
An afternoon of Haiku Poetry and meditation on the promise of Spring, focusing on "Sacred Breath" with Linda.
Shared lunch and donations. Why not include the retreat in a weeks holiday? See accomodation for tariff.
Monday 6th May A Buddha Day (10.30am – 4.30pm)
Since Buddha's enlightenment twenty-five hundred years ago. Buddhist ethics and practices have adapted themselves remarkably well to the spiritual needs of modern humanity. Buddha is the embodiment of compassion with no other purpose than that of opening people up to their own potential for enlightenment.
Chanting, meditation, singing bowls, prayer flags in celebration of Buddha.
Further details soon
Sunday 19th – 'Working with Nature on the Island of Shapinsay'
Part of The 'Orkney Nature Festival'. See pages 10 and 11 of this brochure
Why not join in the Orkney Nature Festival walks when it visits Shapinsay and extend your break to include a stay at Haughland House?
Contact Lesley at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Further Retreats are added regularly so please view again later.
Most of the Retreats this year are for a day leaving time for guests to explore for themselves more of Shapinsay, the mainland and other islands of Orkney if they wish. Haughland House is open all the year round for guests, except for the period April 16th – 30th when we will be on holiday.
You can enjoy all that Haughland House has to offer, a good library, CD's to play, spinning wheels and spindles, wool for knitting or weaving, felting, straw work, drawing and painting. Sit in the garden, or by the coal fire, read and reflect or just be!
See the impressions page for previous Guest comments.
Specific details of each retreat are available on request to: .
Please remember Haughland House is open most of the year so please get in touch if you would like to visit at times other than advertised.
We look forwarding to welcoming you at Haughland House.