In the Spirit of Celtic Consciousness: Mindfully Living on the Earth
With Jerry Silbert
"We do not have the capacity in and by ourselves to save the earth.
We do, however, have the capacity to serve the earth and
to nurture its deep energies for healing, to allow it
the space and the time to renew itself."
- J.P. Newell, The Rebirthing of God
Please join us for a day to nurture deeper awareness related to what John Philip Newell, founder of the New England School for Celtic Consciousness at Mercy by the Sea, describes as the "holy wisdom" present for ages around "the earth’s interrelatedness and sacredness."
As never before, our common destiny calls us to seek new ways of understanding, new ways of responding, new ways of being together, and new ways of living on the earth. This will be a day of mindful exploration and practice. In a safe and relaxed atmosphere, a variety of guided mindfulness practices, meditation, reflections and compassion practices will be introduced. There will be poetry, mindful dialog and periods of silence.
Mindfulness can help us pay deep attention to what we truly value, to our relationship to others, our connection to nature, and to our place in the world around us. This program is open to all; no experience necessary. Fee includes program and lunch.
The program will be held on Saturday, October 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The $50 fee covers both the program and lunch.
Extended day: Those who have attended the New England School for Celtic Consciousness are invited to extend the day with Jerry and Mercy by the Sea staff for conversation, further reflection and prayer starting at 4:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m.
Cost for the program with extended offerings is $70.
The New England School for Celtic Consciousness here at Mercy by the Sea is one of four schools established by John Philip Newell specifically to:
- Expand the consciousness of Celtic wisdom through study and reflection
- Deepen spiritual practice in the context of Earth's sacredness
- Nurture community and a commitment to compassionate action
Although the School is grounded in a three-year curriculum based on Newell's Listening for the Heartbeat of God, one can join any year. In addition to an annual retreat led by Newell, there are related programs held throughout the year, of which this program is one. Visit the School's page for more information.
Jerry Silbert is a physician who has been facilitating mindfulness retreats at Mercy by the Sea for over 20 years. He trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and at the Harvard Mind/Body Institute. He is currently the executive director of The Watershed Partnership, a nonprofit that works to promote safe, healthy and livable communities for present and future generations. Jerry is a current enrollee in the New England School for Celtic Consciousness and attended the first session this past July.
Saturday 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM|