Way of Council & the Spirit of Enquiry

North London:  April 12th - 14th 2019

Lift the veil that obscures the heart, and there you will find what you are looking for -

                                                                                           Kabir                                                                                                                      

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.

 

Read more about Council

 Start - Friday at 6.30PM - Finish Sunday 5PM

 

Cost - £190, (including £90 deposit, non refundable deposit)

(non-residential)

To enquire or enrol please contact -

pippa@ancienthealingways.co.uk 

 

Tel - + 44 (0) 7814959613