Reconnecting to the Divine in Nature
- Friday 12th April 2024 to Sunday 14th April 2024
- £200 per person
- Accommodation at Rydal Hall Bunkhouse - https://www.rydalhall.org/stay/bunkhouse
- Full Board (dinner, bed and breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon tea, coffee and biscuits)
- Facilitator: Mike Mullins
This retreat is geared at Christian university and college students enquiring into the place of nature, creation and eco-spirituality in their faith. The retreat has four aims. To help you:
• Develop a deeper connection to and love for the sacredness of nature as an expression of the divine
• Honestly, face the environmental crisis with hope, courage and a sense of personal agency.
• Become part of and feel supported by a wider community for positive, regenerative change in our society
• Learn to know, honour and protect mother earth, allowing all life to flourish.
The retreat will immerse you in the beauty of God’s creation in the beauty of the Lake District – and slow you down to nature's pace. Providing time for reflection, meditation, prayer, companionship and stillness inspired by nature. It will draw upon the Bible, Christian mystics, the principles of Joanna Macy’s “Active Hope”, as well as earth sciences and evolutionary biology. Feedback from past retreatants:
"That was an amazing weekend - much more than anyone could have planned or imagined...It's about increasing our awareness of the awe of nature and how we can see the divine in it." Chris Bemrose
“A massive thanks for the weekend. It really was a healing experience. Rediscovering the awe and wonder of nature. Finding God in nature and the nature of God” Anne Watson
The retreat will be led by facilitators from Soul Rewilding, a not-for-profit collective founded in response to the climate and ecological crisis the earth faces.
For further information about the retreat, contact Mike Mullins, Director of Soul Rewilding, at email@example.com.