|Meditation - Every Sunday 9am to 10am and Wednesday 8.20am to 8.50am|
01 Jan 2013
Every Sunday at Hawkwood 9am - 10am a group meets to spend an hour in meditation. This is an open and friendly group. Perhaps you would like to come along one Sunday for a peaceful hour.
There is a mid-week session on Wednesday at 8.20 - 8.50am. This is a space in the working week for us to gather and be together in silence and stillness.
See below for some writings about Meditation...
The Meditation Space is available at other times by arrangement with the front office. Tel: 01453 759034. firstname.lastname@example.org
|Prayerful Singing with Leo and Stella Sofer|
26 Nov 2013
Prayerful Singing Evenings
Leo and Stella Sofer offer prayerful singing evenings at Hawkwood College, Stroud, on the fourth Tuesday of each month, from 7.30 – 9.30pm.
Leo and Stella began leading singing events at the Findorn Community in 2002. Since then they have led hundreds of singing events, with groups of many different sizes, from a dozen to several hundred!
The singing evenings will include songs from Taize, a monastic Christian community in France, whose simple four-part songs are easy to learn and are sung over and over in a prayerful, heartfelt way. Leo and Stella also love the Harmonic Temple songs of Nickomo Clarke, and also songs from the Gospel tradition. The evening will feature a mix of these and other sources, and promises to be a chance to slow down, find your centre and sing in a nourishing and uplifting way, in the beautiful surroundings of Hawkwood College.
Please arrive at 7.15pm for a prompt 7.30pm start, a contribution of £5 to £7 (sliding scale) is requested.
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW, Contact: Katie Lloyd-Nunn, 01453 759034, email@example.com, www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk.
|The Quality of Biodynamic Food Public Talk|
06 Dec 2013
This Friday evening talk with Bernard Jarman forms the introduction to an excellent course led by Touchstone Collaborations.
The Quality of Biodynamic Food?
This fascinating talk is followed by a food / wine tasting experience.
8.00pm £7.50 for public, free to participants in FOOD LAND AND HEALING Fri 6 - Sun 8 Dec 2013 http://www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/courses/Food_Land_and_Healing_December
Bernard Jarman is a consultant in biodynamic farming and gardening and is head gardener at Hawkwood.
PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE tel 01453 759034
|Healthy Eating for Cold Weather|
11 Dec 2013
Healthy Eating for Cold Weather.
FREE TALK and BOOK SIGNING
Three misunderstandings healthy eaters often have about detoxing and keeping well when it’s cold.
Judy Barber author of Good Raw Food Recipes 7.30-8.45pm
Find out about helpful cooked and raw food and drink choices.
Enjoy raw food tasters.
Bring your questions.
'Let food be your medicine' Hippocrates
Judy Barber is a qualified Hippocrates Health Educator with a broad background in personal development, food and natural wellness. She will be teaching a one-day course on Gentle De-Toxing on Saturday 18th January 2014.
'Let food be your medicine' Hippocrates
|In the Fire of Grace: Rumi's Journey of the Soul|
17 Dec 2013
Dancing Rumi's Journey of the Soul
The great Sufi Mystic and Poet Jalal-ud-din Rumi died at sunset on17th December 1273 in the radiance of enlightenment which is why we have chosen this date for our special Celebration.
The core of the evening is an amazing DVD performance by Sufi dancer Banafsheh Sayyad and conversations with Andrew Harvey.
Banafsheh Sayyad teaches and performs worldwide a mesmerizing offering of the timeless sacred feminine inside a contemporary gypsy dervish.
Andrew Harvey is a renowned mystical scholar and world authority on Rumi. He specifically asked us to show this DVD as a fundraising event for Hawkwood and to spread Rumi's message of Love.
Tickets £12 / £9 conc.
“As an embodied mystic of the Divine Feminine, Banafsheh’s presentations are not performances but transmissions which transform your vision of dance forever. Dancer and dance become one initiatory flame of grace” - Andrew Harvey
Refreshments, books and DVDs for sale.
Event times: 6.45pm arrival for start at 7.00-9.30pm
From Facebook page:
Internationally-acclaimed Persian Sufi dance artist and transformational teacher, Banafsheh is a pioneer in a style she has created called Dance of Oneness®, which fuses rigorous dance technique with spiritual embodiment.
Born in Iran where women's public dancing is currently forbidden, Banafsheh is dedicated to bringing upliftment, liberation and joy to ALL through dance and movement. Her electrifying and wholly original dance style fuses together Flamenco, Tai Chi, Gurdjieff Movements and the sensuous ecstasy of Persian Dance with the austere rigor of Dervish whirling, "fusing ancient forms with a postmodern pu...nch" (LA Times).
Known for her innovative movement vocabulary, Banafsheh is one of the few bearers of the authentic Persian dance form in the world, an innovator of Sufi dance previously only performed by men. She is one of the only dance artists in the world who has mastered a fusion of high level dance technique with spirituality. Banafsheh’s dance is what “for the first time one could call contemporary or modern Persian Dance– a dance with its own artistic language, neither Eastern nor Western. The dance form created by Banafsheh Sayyad can only be called the Banafsheh Dance, representative of Persian culture much like how Flamenco is particular to the Spanish culture ...” (prominent Iranian critic, Shokooh Mirzadegi).
“As an embodied mystic of the Divine Feminine, Banafsheh’s presentations are not performances but transmissions which transform your vision of dance forever. Dancer and dance become one initiatory flame of grace” - renowned author Andrew Harvey
With an MFA in Dance from UCLA and an MA in Chinese Medicine, Banafsheh performs and teaches her fusion of dance and spirituality in NYC where she is based, and across North America, Europe and Turkey.
From a long lineage of performing artists, Banafsheh is the daughter of legendary performer, director and writer, Parviz Sayyad.
Her new DVD, In the Fire of Grace with Andrew Harvey traces Rumi’s journey of the Soul in Dance and can be ordered online at www.namah.net
“Part whirling dervish, part flamenco femme fatale, sensuous and audacious, Banafsheh’s dance is a mesmerizing foray into the body as trance mechanism; a DNA strand, supple, fluid and noble, come to life.”
- Los Angeles Times
For more information visit www.namah.net
21 Dec 2013
A simple ritual beginning at dusk, to celebrate winter solstice and focus on the meaning and beauty in your life.
Take an unlit candle into a spiral formed of winter greenery, reflecting on the past year. Light the candle at the centre and walk slowly out as a preparation for the new. Place your candle on a table with others and stay as long as you wish in the quiet atmosphere.
Children’s spiral 3.30pm – 5.30pm (with gentle live music in the background). Children under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult
Adult spiral 5.30 – 9pm.
The Winter Café will be open and we hope to have an outdoor spiral as well.
£5 adults: £2 children
Volunteers are welcome to help setting up, welcoming guests and clearing away.