In addition to retreats at the Whidbey Akhaldans 4th Way School in Washington, we offer students the opportunity to participate in the Work through international retreats. In 2023, we will offer retreats in South Africa and Portugal. Read more about these offerings below.
Our international retreats feature a blend of experiences designed to facilitate deeper connection to ourselves, to others, and to nature. Together, we participate in morning sittings; Gurdjieff Movements and Exercises to develop capacities of awareness and attention; discussion, sharing, and exploration of Fourth Way themes. We consciously collaborate with one another during this time, including preparing and sharing meals together, working in Nature together, sharing, and reflecting on our experiences together.
Participants are offered the unique opportunity to experience continuous community living, and regular processing of the arising frictions and reactions that are an inevitable part of coexistence. Powerful challenges and subtle shocks will arise as we cultivate deeper self-understanding; these are delivered and processed in a safe and compassionate space. They prove remarkable and insightful fodder for our group discussions, and one-on-one coaching with Carol in the course of the retreat.
Gurdjieff Movements and the Enneagram in South Africa – March 2023
Details and exact dates yet to be determined. Please inquire if you are interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
Gurdjieff Movement Retreats in Portugal – 6-11 April and 1-9 August 2023
This is an exceptional and unique opportunity to explore your innermost landscape in new and empowering ways while immersed in the stunning contemplative setting of Karuna Meditation Center. Located high up in the Monchique mountains of the Algarve we will be overlooking Portugal’s southern coastline and the Atlantic Ocean from one of the most peaceful settings in the country.
Want to host a retreat for Carol?
Now that travel is once again open, Carol is eager to share this Work literally anywhere in the world where there is a group of sincere seekers. Please contact her at: email@example.com