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Whispering Earth / Listening body

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East Devon Forest Garden

The Stables

Kerswell

Collumpton

EX15 2EN

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An Intimate conversation with the living earth

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Cost:

£187/£165 Low waged/ £40 deposit secures a place - balance to be paid upon arrival (two free places for helpers Cooks places available upon request)

Camping and food included.

Arrivals from 5pm Thursday to start at 7 pm. End on Sunday3 pm.

Location: Kerswell East Devon.

The Retreat:

The World/Environment that surrounds us is a vast, living, interconnected play of conditions: a living being. Animistic pagan traditions have long honoured and celebrated this living cosmos and our place within it. Our weekend will be a joyful and gentle immersion in nature and our embodied presence in a community of embodied presences. Under these conditions we will entertain the possibility of conversation with the living Earth, aiming to transform an intellectual understanding of interconnection into a vital experience. Ratnadeva has been exploring the common ground between Paganism and the Dharma for some years and invites you to join in this endeavour, through shared practice, reflection and ritual.

Ratnadeva Says:

'There is a conference of beings perpetually in session. We can join in if the conditions are right. The Buddha teaches us how to put the conditions in place. He sits at the nexus between worlds, waiting for us to attend. We can’t force it. When we join in the conversation it is because we are invited. And the invitation is a grace, a blessing from the cosmos. We need to be open, receptive, humble, patient, submissive. This is what the Buddha teaches. We need to listen out for the utterance of earth, our bodies the antennae. The Earth can whisper us into new being, if only we can hear. The invitation comes through the body, whose language is the language of earth. It is not the language of striving, but of presence. Attentive, sometimes silent presence. Sometimes the silence is broken and words arc across the gap, a crackling illumination, and a current of love pulses through us. Then we know we are truely alive. And the world will be a better place for our aliveness.'

Further Information

Camp in your own tent for free or stay in oneof our Yurts or Treehouse:

1/One Yurt with 4 DIY bed spaces: 4 spaces available: bring your own bedding /mattress: £15/night.

2/ Fully made up Bed in Yurt: 4 beds available: bed base, comfortable memory foam mattress and quality bedding £22/night.

3/Tree house: Deluxe option! Two single beds: bed base, comfortable memory foam mattress and quality bedding £30/night.

Arrivals from 5pm Friday to start at 7 pm. End on Sunday 3 pm.

Location: Kerswell East Devon.

Travel

Hridayabija is a ten minutes journey from Junction 28 of the M5

There are train stations at Tiverton Parkway (6 Miles and Honiton 7 Miles)

Falcon buses (very cheap!) arrives hourly into Collumpton from Plymouth and Bristol

The Venue:

Hidayabija (translates as Seed of the Heart) also known as the East Devon Forest Garden is a 3 acre food forest. It is a living Ecosystem which visitors are invited to be a part. Much of the food will be foraged from the garden. The project was started 8 years ago from a bare horse paddock and is now an abundant Pure land and aims to nourish visitors on every level. It has over 700 varieties of edible perennial plants, it has enhanced warm microclimates and out door living rooms and a natural swimming pond - so bring your swimming gear. A hot tub will be provided. Hot solar showers are available.

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East Devon Forest Garden

The Stables

Kerswell

Collumpton

EX15 2EN

United Kingdom

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