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What is Council?
This ancient practice of sitting in a circle and speaking and listening from the heart is our innate birth-right.
In modern times the core practice of Council sets a container for empathy and honesty. It provides a way of bearing witness and accepts diversity in our self and each other and helps cultivate non-hierarchical power. When in Council we step into a timeless space and the creative source flows through us.
Through the medium of The Way of Council we will embrace the spirit of enquiry; meaning to open a space of ‘not knowing’ – allowing a state of creativity, a field of fresh new energy and awareness that connects us to a deeper wisdom within; a depth out of which new understandings may arise.
We will explore
History and cross-cultural roots.
Creating special time and place.
Practicing the Five Intentions of Council
Sharing our personal stories along side those of the community to deepen the art of listening and speaking from the heart.
Various forms of Council to share, support and enter the gateway to an enquiring mind.
How making mistakes, things going wrong, conflicts and opposites can be a portal to a deeper consciousness and a greater understanding.
We will learn
Council as a personal practice can help quieten our habits of thought, allowing us to become an empty vessel and make friends with what is present.
How the stillness of Council enhances our capacity to enquire; to ask questions rather than fix things and how this informs and creates a spiritual practice.
As we share this truth, we will discover that behind right and wrong, fixed ideas and past beliefs is a place of relative freedom a state of being that is a creative lively energy.
We will ask how this serves our selves, our community and the world.
Start – Friday at 6.30PM – Finish Sunday 5PM
Cost – £190, (including £90 deposit, non refundable deposit (non-residential)
To enquire or enroll please contact – firstname.lastname@example.org Tel – + 44 (0) 7814959613