Enjoy an Intimate Pilgrimage Experience: Limited to 8 persons only - Places already filling!
OUR THEME: SACRED LIVING SACRED DYING
In Life there is Death and in Death there is Life.
Our explorations take us into the Celtic Wisdom of Living and Dying, the mystic death of the moment, and what is being asked of us to come fully into our lives here and now. The land herself is one of our greatest teachers in living and dying. With our sacred excursions we will allow the land to become our teacher. We will also open to the Crone of Beara herself, the most ancient of ancients - she who is known as ordering the very process of Life and Death. Poetry, Druidic and Christian mystic texts will be used to inspire our contemplations.
WHERE WE STAY:
We will have exclusive use of the Anam Cara Retreat Center on the Beara Peninsula. Beara is a rural and hauntingly beautiful part of Ireland that is the integral part of the Wild Atlantic Way. The retreat sits on a hill overlooking Coulagh Bay, the mountains of the Ring of Kerry, and the Slieve Mishkish Mountains. The wonderful colorful village of Eyeries is a short walk away.
WHAT ANAM CARA OFFERS:
~ Sod-Earth Meditation Hut ~ Labyrinth ~ Five acres of gardens and meadows ~ Situated on the riverbank of the Kealincha River with cascades ~ A river island ~ Hazelnut Groves ~ Sauna & Hot Tub ~ Views over green fields and the ocean
Enjoy becoming “rooted” into your pilgrimage experience and “rooted” into the land and the sea by staying in one place.
Most excursions are a 15 minute drive away. One excursion to the magical forest is 40 minutes. So less travel time and more time on the land.
~ Wild Atlantic Way Coastal Walk ~ Ballycrovane Ogham Standing Stone (the largest stone in the whole of Europe)
~ Glengarriff Forest - a magical forest of ancient oak trees, ferns, and mosses ~ Sacred Ceremony at local Stone Circle
~ The Sacred Stone of the Crone of Beara - the most ancient Celtic mythological being who Orders Life and Death
~ Roadside Shrine to Mother Mary - If time, energy, and spirit allow we may also visit Glen Begh Lough (Lake)
Please Note: There will be a special excursion to a world-renowned local Buddhist center where we will enter into a special meditation to enhance our pilgrimage experience.
YOUR GUIDE: REV. MEGHAN DON
Rev. Meghan Don is of Celtic ancestry and Ireland is where her soul and body feels most at home. In fact it was the first place that she felt at home on this Earth. Meghan delights in sharing the mystical land and sea and the Celtic wisdom with those who are called.
Meghan has been described as “THE VOICE when it comes to how we as humans can integrate the feminine in our lives,” and her work “leads us into our true nature where we are emboldened to step up as a force of healing and hope in the world.” Meghan is an Evolutionary Mystic, Award-Winning Author, Founder of The Sanctuary of Sophia, a Feminine Mentor, and Death & Dying Guide. Her work incorporates mystical prayer and meditation, sacred chant and dance, Jungian wisdom, and Tree of Life mysteries, bringing ancient wisdom into a contemporary and accessible form. Meghan has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen Institute, Unity and New Thought Churches, and Interfaith Training Institutes.
www. MeghanDon.Life www.TheSanctuaryofSophia.Life
Her books are: Meditations with Teresa of Avila: A Journey into the Sacred (winner of Best Book & Author Award, 2006), Sacred Companions Sacred Community: Reflections with Clare of Assisi, and her latest, The New Divine Feminine: Spiritual Evolution for a Woman’s Soul. Meghan is currently working on a new book on Death and Dying.