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 2022, we will offer retreats in Finland 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 Retreat in Finland – 23-28 July 2022
Over 5 magnificent summer days at Nikkila Temple in Finland we will explore our connections with ourselves, with others and with Nature through the unique perspectives of the Enneagram and Gurdjieff’s Sacred Movements.
Gurdjieff Movement Retreat in Portugal – 2-10 August 2022
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.
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