16 - 22 April 2019
6 - 13 April 2020
This retreat is limited to 8 participants
Retreat leaders :
Alexander John Shaia
supported by Basia Goodwin and Bertrand Gamrowski
discounted price 2019
ensuite single 1,050€
ensuite shared 950 €
full price 2020
ensuite single 1,200€
ensuite shared 1,100€
Through presentation, ritual gestures, poetic prayers, contemplative exercises and quiet walks, Flores del Camino and Alexander John Shaia invite you to recover the mystical Easter of early Christianity (pre 500 CE). This ancient Easter celebration is quite different from the ones we know today. It prays with the cosmos, recognising that earth's daily movement through darkness to sunrise and tells the great story of our own continual dying and greater rising. The core symbols of this Easter are: a wash basin, the four - armed equidistant cross, a fallow stillness, the fruitful dark, dawn's first light and our prayer to be in union with All that is within us and without.
Open to people of all faiths or non, we warmly welcome you to celebrate Easter with us at Flores del Camino, on the the Camino de Santiago.
You can find out more on this link to a video of Alexander: "Being the Resurrection" https://vimeo.com/312851040
Alexander John Shaia, PhD, is a thoughtful and poetic man, living the ancient rhythms of his Lebanese, Aramaic and Maronite (Eastern) Catholic heritage. He is an author, educator, cultural anthropologist, spiritual director, Jungian psychotherapist known as a creative, multi - disciplinary thinker and internationally sought out speaker. With deep conviction, he invites us into spiritual practices for the 21st century - ones that cross traditional boundaries, encourage vital thinking and inhabit a genuine community of the heart. Each autumn he guides a small group of pilgrims on the Camino Francés as an intentional rite of passage. And for more than forty years, Alexander has worked to recover the mystical Easter of early Christianity. He lives between Santa Fe New Mexico, USA and Galicia in northwest Spain.
Bertrand and Basia live on the edge of the mountains that lead into Galicia on the Camino Francés. They are passionate about providing a container and holding space for pilgrims and all those seeking time on this path. They specialise in the use of geometry in sacred art and philosophy and are particularly inspired by the parallel between pilgrimage, contemplative practise and the process of creation in traditional craft. They are especially dedicated to help you discover and explore grounded traditional practices, which like the Camino, can support you in your journey of personal and spiritual growth.
Preliminary timetable for 16 -22 April 2019
16th Arrival in the afternoon, after 3pm, opening at sunset and welcome evening meal
22nd Mid - day departure following closing ceremony.
The price includes :
Six nights accommodation (7 nights in 2020)
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€, 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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