Journey of Transformation
Facilitator: Ravi Ravindra & Amit Biswas
In this weekend retreat we will explore the various steps and stages of transformation through dialogues and discussions from Hindu, Buddhist and Christian sacred literature and in the teachings of two modern sages, namely, Krishnamurti and Gurdjieff. The process will also involve mindfully watching films to strive towards personal growth and transformation by connecting on a mythological, psychological and spiritual level, reassessing our inner capacity and connecting with our deepest and wisest self.
Event time: Fri 6th Sep at 4:00pm - Sun 8th Sep at 4:00pm
At a glance
- We will explore the various steps and stages of self-transformation through dialogues/ discussions.
- The process will involve some talks and also mindfully watching some films to strive towards personal growth and transformation.
- The participants will understand the need for a radical transformation of the ordinary self.
- The participants will appreciate the necessity of a radical inner transformation leading to a freedom from myself and will try to follow a suitable discipline which will assist this transformation.
In this weekend retreat, we will explore the various steps and stages of transformation through dialogues/ discussions from Hindu, Buddhist and Christian sacred literature and in the teachings of two modern sages, namely, Krishnamurti and Gurdjieff. The process will also involve mindfully watching films to strive towards personal growth and transformation by connecting on a mythological, psychological and spiritual level, reassessing our inner capacity and connect with our deepest and wisest self.The journey will begin with an impartial self-inquiry and experiencing films with conscious mindful awareness, increasing our capacity to access our inner wisdom by using our whole body, senses and mind, gaining new perspectives and insights that offers a true potential of real inner freedom, gradually leading to more and more freedom from our usual self.
Notebook and pen; suitable clothing for morning physical yoga practice.
Please note that prices are listed per person. Prices after the 30th June: Residential Single £370,
Residential Shared £330, Non-Residential £300. Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.
Ravi Ravindra PhD
Ravi Ravindra PhD was born in India and partly educated there before moving to Canada. HHe is now Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University in Halifax (Canada) where he served for many years as a Professor in the departments of Comparative Religion, Philosophy, and of Physics.
He is a spiritual visionary, scholar and international speaker. Ravi's spiritual search has led him to the teachings of J. Krishnamurti, G. I. Gurdjieff, Zen, Yoga, and a deep immersion in the mystical teachings of the Indian and Christian classical traditions. He is the author of several books on religion, science, mysticism, and spiritualityVisit Tutor's Website
Amit is a senior Consultant Child & Adolescent Neuropsychiatrist, writer, multi award-winning film-director (bridgethefilm.com) and an educator. He was a Senior Lecturer in the University of London, and taught both Cambridge and Oxford Universities. Amit lectures globally to raise awareness on mental health and well being and his special area of interest is Mindfulness and Mindful Leadership. Amit incorporates interdisciplinary ideas combining ancient wisdom traditions with modern Neuroscience and cutting edge Psychology. Amit lives in London, works in Oxford Health NHS Trust.Visit Tutor's Website
"Ravi Ravindra wears his extensive knowledge lightly and delivers it with gentle humour. He has studied with Krishnamurti, the school of Gurdjieff, and sages of Meditation and yoga, and written many deep but accessible books. His is wisdom tempered with compassion, an intellect undaunted by ego. He will quote (with verse numbers) from the Bible, the Bhagavad Gita, the Koran and Kabbalah, without being pompous or patronising. Always calm and smiling, he's a perfect guide through the foothills and base camps of the spiritual kingdoms. Trust him"
- Sally Birch Jan 2019