24 - 30 November 2019
This retreat is limited to only 5 participants
Retreat leaders :
Early bird book before July 1st
ensuite single 850 €
ensuite shared 750 €
book after July 1st
ensuite single 950 €
ensuite shared 850 €
- Learn the technique of Persian Shamseh painting and create a beautiful piece to take home.
- Discover how to prepare and paint with natural pigments, precious stones and Camino earths (which we will collect ourselves ), as well as 24 carat shell gold.
- This will be your opportunity to spend some quiet time on the Camino, going for walks, if you wish, and engaging in a meditative process.
Basia: I once came across a saying - "to labour is to pray" that taught me that prayer can be in every act. For me it is through the joy of serving pilgrims, singing, walking and painting.
I was introduced to the shamseh painting technique several years ago and have continued this practise ever since because it invites me into a deep stillness. Quiet. It has become my form of meditation, call it prayer.
The shamseh takes many hours of work, requiring delicate brush work. When it is complete and I see the gold shimmering and the colours dancing over its hidden geometry I feel humbled - left with a feeling of awe and deep gratitude that I could participate in such Beauty. It was created by my hand, but it does not belong to me. Each time I paint I discover something new.
Every November, in preparation for the deep dark winter months you are invited to join me for a time of retreat during which you will paint a beautiful Shamseh (meaning "sun" or, "like the sun"). Sometimes we paint in silence, other times listening to beautiful songs inspired by Rumis poetry.
Preliminary timetable for 24 -30 September 2019
24th Arrival (we welcome guests from 3pm) evening meal welcome 7 pm.
25th tea staining paper, practising curves, lines, making the tracing, preparing pigments and choosing the palate.
30th Departure after breakfast.
The price includes :
Six nights accommodation
Teaching and materials
It does NOT include airline tickets or travel to the retreat centre. HOW TO GET HERE?
Once we confirm a place is still available, you can secure it by making a 300 euros, non refundable deposit. The remaining amount is to be paid two months before the retreat. Refunds are only available if all spaces are filled or you can find a replacement for yourself. You can make the payment via Pay Pal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact us should you prefer a different method via bank card (via phone payment - see phone number below ), transfer or Transferwise. Please note to make sure you cover all transaction or conversion fees.
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