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Schedule January 2017

Friday 27th       

5:00 - 6.00 pm Arrival and Registration

6.00 - 7.00pm Evening Meal

7.30 - 9.30pm - Opening Circle, Introduction and evening lecture

Saturday 28th

9.15 am - 9.45 am  - Meditation

10.00 - 1.00pm - Individual mandala construction

1.00 - 2.30pm -  lunch

3:00 - 5:00pm - Individual Letting Go / Gratitude Ritual

6.00 - 7.00pm - Dinner

7.00 - 8.30pm - Integration and Sharing

Sunday 29th

9.00am - 10:00am - Open Forum Q & A

10.00am - 1.00pm - Group Mandala Construction

1.00pm - 2.00pm Lunch

2.00pm - 3.00pm Letting Go / Gratitude Ritual

3:00pm  - 4.30pm Integration, Meditation and  Closing Circle

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Venue and Accommodation:

Directions: Just 1.5 hours from Dublin International Airport

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I Look forward to sharing this special experience with you


Food and Meals

Delicious vegetarian homemade meals are provided throughout the weekend.  

Michael and Henea are passionate about vegetarian food and are always trying new recipes. They are beautiful people and become part of the workshop family for our weekend. They make a great team and thoroughly enjoy being creative in the kitchen and nourishing you throughout the weekend.

Workshop Theme: The Power of Pattern

Much our lives are dominated by patterns of one kind or another. On a day to day level we carry out similar patterns of behaviour getting to work, attending to the tasks of the day, eating, socialising and resting. Our personal patterns are embedded in larger natural cycles, day and night occur because of the earth’s rotation, the seasons and the year are defined by our movement around the sun and so on.

Although routine and consistency have their place oftentimes we can get swept away by patterns that no longer serve us well. Perhaps at one stage we benefited from certain ways of being but in order to grow we need to be flexible enough to birth new patterns.

When you create or meditate with a mandala you enter into a safe space where you can re-connect with your deeper self, the real you. Simply giving yourself some time, space and permission to let go of the outside world facilitates a reconnecting to your essential centre. All the patterns in a mandala are connected to each other in beautiful ways and all return to a central source. This becomes a useful map to guide you back to your authentic true self.

Mandalas mirror back to us our true nature while at the same time connect us to the all pervasive pattern of order surrounding our lives.

Once connected with who you really are you can begin to identify and adopt new patterns into your life that will foster a sense of interconnectedness to others and the world around you. The beauty of the creative principle will become more and more apparent too as you feel a new sense of certainty that everything around you is in a very real way connected to you.

“The combination of all the elements of your life, the physical and the mental, the concrete and the imaginary, even the actual and the potential – are connected in a universally established pattern of interaction and can be visualised in the sublime serenity of the mandala. Thus what appears disjointed is actually connected, what appears chaotic is harmonious..... a soothing, continuous flow. And it is all held together by the immutable centre, the focal point of all the world, the bindu that is you.”

Peter Patrick Barreda