Andrew Hunter Interfaith Minister
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The Simplicity Retreat 16th - 18th March 2012
Do you need to take time out just for you?
Is your world so overwhelming, its noise so frenetic, and the pace so fast, that you need time out to be silent, to reflect, to recharge and reconnect to what is important to you?
Do you crave silence and peace but not externally, more internally?
Throughout the ages wise people have realised that we live in two worlds at the same time, a physical outer world and a deeper inner spiritual world. The problem is that we get so absorbed by the state of our physical outer world that we don't spend enough time on the spiritual world within us.
Sometimes we fool ourselves into believing we are on a spiritual path, we read the right books, get the right DVDs, go on workshops and cruises, and yet we keep on making the same crazy mistakes and we seldom live by the spiritual truths we admire. Often this is because we get sucked into the energy of the external world.
The Simplicity Weekend– aims to enable people find ways to experience more stillness, silence, solitude, simplicity, sacredness and soul in life. It is offered in response to the many who contact me and say their lives are very busy, they need time out, they feel lost, they need to connect to a different less frenetic way of life.
Taking time out on such a weekend and leaving behind the problems of a busy materialistic world can provide an opportunity to think more deeply about what is going on in your inner world and what your life is really all about. Just as your car needs regular maintenance, so too do your mind, body and soul need time out and silence - to repair and replenish. In addition to meditations, guided visualisations, moments of silence, short inputs, and practical steps, there will be open times for people to wander on the beach, have treatments in the hotel spa, go swimming, take time out.
Dates - 16 – 18 March 2012
Time - check in from 14.00 on 16th, and we start at 14.00. We close at 16.00 on 18th
Place – Kings Manor Hotel, Edinburgh - www.kingsmanor.com
£315 - a non refundable deposit of £65 will be taken at the time of booking and the balance due by 12th February 2012
£286 - an early bird booking, if you pay the full fee at the time of booking, before 12th February 2012
In the event we have to cancel the weekend, you will be refunded all fees paid to us.
Accommodation will be in single or double bedrooms, complete with tea and coffee making facilities, TV, and en-suite facilities. (If you have any special requirements please let us know at the time of booking)
There is a spacious spa - http://www.kingsmanor.com/leisclub/ you have free access to the Spa but must pay for any treatments you buy. We will ensure that there is time for you to treat yourself if you wish. Treatment bookings must be made in advance of the weekend.
Extended stay - The hotel has offered a D,B, B rate of £70 single (£80 double) for those who wish to extend their stay, or come in advance. You must book this directly with the hotel and ensure you let the hotel know that you are with the Hunter weekend.
In addition to a fine Spa, the hotel is only five minutes walk from a beautiful sandy, beach.
It is also seven minutes away by train to Edinburgh city centre, and within a further five minute walk from Waverley Station you can be on the famous Edinburgh Princes Street.
More information and Booking
Please e-mail us for more information and a more detailed rundown of the weekend and to make a booking.